Apex Secure Care Brownfield is a facility located in Brownfield, Texas, which has a total of 11,451 people. It looks like this facility is a relatively poor nursing home. A grade of this caliber suggests we found a few red flags. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Brownfield. The city has just one other nursing home. The only positive thing we can say about this nursing home is that it didn't receive any F's in in any of the major categories. More information about its category grades can be found below.

Additional Details:

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Accepts Medicaid 1 : 108 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Partnership

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

B
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Historical

While we were down on this nursing home overall, we gave it a B for our nursing rating. We weighed the levels of nurses employed by the facility, as well as the quantity of hours the nurses worked with residents, in determining our rating in this area. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also factored a few quality measures into our nursing grades. This nursing home was relatively weak in two of the major areas we focus on, with below average scores for minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care provided.

Facility Inspections

C
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

We awarded this nursing home a grade of C for inspections. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Surprisingly, this nursing home had a category J through K deficiency, which are among the worst possible deficiencies. This usually tells you inspectors uncovered a deficiency which placed patient safety or health in immediate jeopardy. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.

Short-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

The next category we analyzed is short-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of C. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a wide range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. We found that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. The facility offered fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. It is important to determine whether this also correlates to a lower quality of care. The last measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 20.8 percent of this facility's residents returned home. This figure was below average.

Long-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: CNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

This facility's least impressive category is long-term care, which is the last area we analyzed. For this category, we gave this facility a grade of just D. When nursing homes receive this type of score in long-term care it is often a bad sign for resident care and it may indicate that the place is not as well-staffed with nurses and aids. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccines. Frankly, we were a bit concerned this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to just 78.59327 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.11 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This was its best feature in this category.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
D
State:
C
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Apex Secure Care Brownfield Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Provider
B-
7.75%
State
B
7.46%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term residents which sustained falls leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.

Provider
D
5.81%
State
B
3.37%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who had a urinary tract infection. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to differing reporting standards.

Provider
B+
1.55%
State
B+
2.22%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
F
54.91%
State
B+
12.37%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Provider
F
41.64%
State
B-
23.38%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is the percentage of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Provider
F
31.23%
State
B+
2.92%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
D
84.41%
State
B
92.34%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing.

Provider
D
22.49%
State
B-
17.2%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' health.

Provider
A
23.74%
State
B
18.24%
National
B
17.09%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical health of residents.

Provider
A
1.12
State
B-
1.92
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint measures 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 residents.

Provider
D
23.74
State
B
18.24
National
B
17.09

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
C
12.49
State
B
10.69
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Brownfield Regional Medical Center 0.49 mi
705 East Felt Street Brownfield Texas 79316
(806) 637-3551
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Hospital District or Authority

Nearby Dialysis

Brownfield Dialysis 0.48 mi
Dialysis Stations: 8
710 East Felt Street Brownfield Texas 79316
(806) 637-6373