Apex Secure Care Brownfield is in Brownfield, Texas. This city has 11,451 people. We awarded this facility an overall grade of C. A grade in this range requires some solid marks. You could certainly do worse than this place. One of the highlights of this facility's profile is its impressive inspection reports, which is addressed in the next section.
Apex Secure Care Brownfield
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its relatively modest overall grade, we gave this nursing home an A- for its inspection grade. This grade is far more impressive than its overall grade. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's more impressive category grades came in the category of long-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+. It actually outpaced most facilities in this category. In a long-term care environment, the primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 62.962963 percent of its patients, which is a few points less than we were hoping for. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, we were pleased to find place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Next we wanted to quickly point out one of this facility's major weaknesses. In the area of nursing care, we gave this nursing home a lowly grade of F. Our nursing score weighs several components, many of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This facility offered only 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is an alarmingly low total. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This facility fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these metrics to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we rated is short-term care, which proved to be this facility's weakest area. Unfortunately, we gave it an F for this category, which is certainly a major concern. In our short-term care score, we seek to craft a sound gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at the facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who returned home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Apex Secure Care Brownfield Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Apex Secure Care Brownfield, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Apex Secure Care Brownfield, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. More supervision limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Apex Secure Care Brownfield, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Apex Secure Care Brownfield, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Apex Secure Care Brownfield, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Apex Secure Care Brownfield, 4.66% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are showing signs of depression. Increased rates of depression could be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Apex Secure Care Brownfield, 94.73% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Apex Secure Care Brownfield, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Some experts believe this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Apex Secure Care Brownfield, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Apex Secure Care Brownfield, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Apex Secure Care Brownfield, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
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