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Ashton Medical Lodge

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Ashton Medical Lodge's website

801 South Loop 250 West,
Midland TX 79703

(432) 689-2100

91.04% estimated occupancy 1

Ashton Medical Lodge is a large nursing home located in Midland, Texas. This isn't a very good nursing home with a D overall grade. Unfortunately, this grade is right in line with the city grade in Midland. If you are not satisfied with this facility's rather poor overall grade, you will be pleased to know there are four other nursing homes in Midland. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's profile is its strong inspection reports. You can scroll down to find out about inspections and other category grades

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Radiation Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Although we didn't rate this nursing home favorably overall, we actually gave it an excellent score in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. It is generally in your best interest to avoid places that have too many severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Additionally, we also wanted to note that this facility was awarded strong long-term care marks in this assessment. We awarded them one of our more favorable scores in this area, with a B. This turned out to be the facility's second highest score. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 98.72123 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly is often a life or death condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

This nursing home wound up receiving a a very poor score in our short-term care area. It received a lowly F in this area. Our short-term care ratings are critical for prospective residents seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates more skilled nursing services. This includes a broad range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Not surprisingly, we learned that this place offers substantially less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the typical facility. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 4.2 percent of its residents returning home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

The next area we looked at is nursing. This facility was given a very poor grade of F in that area. Our nursing score is primarily based on the facility's nurse staffing. With a meager 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day, this facility's nurse staffing levels were well below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing ratings. This nursing home performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these statistics to be measures of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Ashton Medical Lodge Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Ashton Medical Lodge, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Ashton Medical Lodge, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Ashton Medical Lodge, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs

This figure measures the percent of long-term care patients that had urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Ashton Medical Lodge, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Ashton Medical Lodge, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are generally given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In Ashton Medical Lodge, 4.66% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Ashton Medical Lodge, 94.73% of Patients

This is the percent of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Ashton Medical Lodge, 17.29% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Ashton Medical Lodge, 18.08% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that maintained mobility. Some experts would argue that mobility is vital to patients mental and physical health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Ashton Medical Lodge, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Ashton Medical Lodge, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Ashton Medical Lodge, 11.87 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Ashton Medical Lodge, 66.73% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.

Scores for Midland, TX

  • Overall Rating has a grade of D
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of F
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

Looking for more options? Midland, Texas has 4 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Midland Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.16 miles away400 Rosalind Redfern Grover Parkway Midland Texas 79701Government - Local(432) 685-1111
  • Odessa Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 15.45 miles away520 E 6th Street Odessa Texas 79761Proprietary(432) 582-8340
  • Medical Center HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.15 miles away500 W 4th Street Odessa Texas 79761Government - Hospital District or Authority(432) 640-4000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Medical Care Permian Basin2.69 miles away3302 Golf Course Road Suite 200 Midland Texas 79703CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 37 (432) 522-2300
  • Davita Downtown Midland Dialysis4.15 miles away511 W Missouri Ave Midland Texas 79701Dialysis Stations: 24 (432) 686-3907
  • Midland Dialysis5.03 miles away705 W Wadley Ave Midland Texas 79705CMS Rating: 1 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (432) 686-1806
  • Odessa Dialysis11.36 miles away6005 Eastridge Road Odessa Texas 79762CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (432) 362-3026
  • Complete Dialysis Care, LLC15.35 miles away607 E 7th Street Odessa Texas 79761CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (432) 332-1632
  • Winster Dialysis, LLC15.66 miles away800 N Texas Ave Odessa Texas 79761Dialysis Stations: 12 (432) 332-1974
  • Fresenius Medical Care Desert Milagro Dialysis Center16.03 miles away230 North Washington Ave Odessa Texas 79761CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 50 (432) 332-8288