Ashton Medical Lodge is a large nursing home located in Midland, Texas. This nursing home was given an overall grade of D, which is a subpar rating. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Midland. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's report card is its strong inspection score. You can scroll down to learn more about inspections and other category grades
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Ashton Medical Lodge
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Radiation Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we didn't grade this nursing home favorably overall, we did give it an excellent grade in the category of inspections, where it received an A. Our inspection grades are tied to several datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important item to look for on these reports. Most importantly, you should avoid facilities that have severe deficiencies associated with endangerment of patients. 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. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's long-term care rating is one of its respectable scores. The facility was awarded a grade of B- in this area. For prospective patients in need of a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 97.59036 percent of its patients, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Another issue is the F this facility received in the area of short-term care. In the area of short-term care, we strive to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Based on its grade in this area, we were not stunned to discover that this place was well below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its residents based on the measures we assessed. Frankly, this was about what we expected to find. The final item we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.9 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar statistics was damning for this nursing home's short-term care grade.
The final area we analyzed was nursing. Sadly, it received an F in this area, which is a bottom of the barrel score. When determining our nursing grades, we look at both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ashton Medical Lodge Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ashton Medical Lodge, 7.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ashton Medical Lodge, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who have suffered falls leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ashton Medical Lodge, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients that have had urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic could also be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ashton Medical Lodge, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ashton Medical Lodge, 22.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ashton Medical Lodge, 4.84% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Many argue this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ashton Medical Lodge, 93.69% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ashton Medical Lodge, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ashton Medical Lodge, 13.47% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Ashton Medical Lodge, 1.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ashton Medical Lodge, 13.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ashton Medical Lodge, 11.91 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ashton Medical Lodge, 66.29% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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