Apex Secure Care Brownfield is in Brownfield, Texas. This city has 11,451 people. This facility is a lower end nursing home. A score of this caliber indicates 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. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category is long-term care, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
Apex Secure Care Brownfield
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Long-term Care Quality
Although this nursing home's overall grade was not a highlight, it earned a very good grade in long-term care. In fact, we awarded it a B+ for that category, which is one of our better grades. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care grades. After we finished looking at the volume of care provided by nurses, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 57.089554 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, we were pleased to find nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
We actually gave this facility a very solid grade in the area of inspections as well. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. Our inspection scores are tied to many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key thing to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to resident safety. 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.
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We also wanted to draw your attention to this facility's poor nursing grade where it received an F. When calculating our nursing scores, we factor in both staffing levels and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home offered a meager 0.2 hours of nursing care per patient per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing scores. This place performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these metrics to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed is short-term care. This nursing home was given an abysmal grade of F in this category. In crafting these short-term care ratings, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to devise a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. With a score of this caliber in this category, we were not stunned to learn this nursing home was well below average in multiple staffing metrics we looked at. The nursing home offered far fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most other facilities. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Apex Secure Care Brownfield, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Apex Secure Care Brownfield, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents who had a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric can be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Apex Secure Care Brownfield, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used to treat a variety of conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Apex Secure Care Brownfield, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Apex Secure Care Brownfield, 4.81% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could reveal lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Apex Secure Care Brownfield, 94.64% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Apex Secure Care Brownfield, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Apex Secure Care Brownfield, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients that retained mobility levels.
In Apex Secure Care Brownfield, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Apex Secure Care Brownfield, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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