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Balch Springs Nursing Home

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Balch Springs Nursing Home's website

4200 Shepherd Ln,
Balch Springs TX 75180

(972) 286-0335

49.75% estimated occupancy 1

Balch Springs Nursing Home is in Balch Springs, Texas. Sporting an overall rating of B-, this looks like a decent nursing home. At the end of the day, this nursing home is a solid choice for most people. The best part of this facility's report card is its exemplary inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

The primary reason this nursing home received a decent overall score is its excellent government inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our higher scores in that category, with an A+. This is a notably better grade than the facility's overall grade, which was decent but not in the elite range. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this category typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also excelled in the area of long-term care, with first-rate grade of A- in this category. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is much higher than the average nursing home. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the category of nursing care, with a grade of C. There are many datapoints included in this category. Many of the factors are tied to nurse staffing. This nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a low total compared to most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility surprisingly fared better in some of the quality measures we looked at. It performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

Switching gears to the fourth area, this facility did not perform well. With a very poor grade of F in short-term care, this is this nursing home's weakest area. Our short-term care grade is often used to measure a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To offer good rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to provide better levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. Unfortunately, this place was subpar in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its patients based on the staffing figures we considered. The final datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of residents who eventually returned home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 3.8 percent of its patients returning home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Balch Springs Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Balch Springs Nursing Home, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Balch Springs Nursing Home, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Balch Springs Nursing Home, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Balch Springs Nursing Home, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Balch Springs Nursing Home, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Balch Springs Nursing Home, 4.66% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Balch Springs Nursing Home, 94.73% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Balch Springs Nursing Home, 17.29% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Balch Springs Nursing Home, 18.08% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Balch Springs Nursing Home, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Balch Springs Nursing Home, 66.73% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with better rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Dallas Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.58 miles away1011 North Galloway Avenue Mesquite Texas 75149Proprietary(214) 320-7000
  • Baylor Scott and White Medical Center SunnyvaleAcute Care Hospitals 5.32 miles away231 South Collins Road Sunnyvale Texas 75182Proprietary(972) 892-3000
  • City Hospital at White RockAcute Care Hospitals 9.98 miles away9440 Poppy Dr Dallas Texas 75218Proprietary(214) 324-6100
  • Baylor Scott and White Heart and Vascular HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.03 miles away621 North Hall Street Dallas Texas 75226Proprietary(214) 820-0670
  • Baylor University Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 11.11 miles away3500 Gaston Ave Dallas Texas 75246Voluntary non-profit - Church(214) 820-0111
  • Baylor Scott and White Medical Center UptownAcute Care Hospitals 12.29 miles away2727 East Lemmon Avenue Building I Dallas Texas 75204Proprietary(214) 443-3000
  • Methodist Dallas Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 12.66 miles away1441 North Beckley Avenue Dallas Texas 75203Voluntary non-profit - Other(214) 947-2879
  • Crescent Medical Center LancasterAcute Care Hospitals 13.9 miles away2600 West Pleasant Run Road Lancaster Texas 75146Physician(972) 230-8888

Nearby Dialysis

  • Balch Springs Dialysis0.48 miles away12001 Elam Road Balch Springs Texas 75180CMS Rating: 1 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (972) 913-8767
  • Fresenius Medical Care Balch Springs, LLC1.68 miles away2429 Hickory Tree Rd Balch Springs Texas 75180Dialysis Stations: 21 (972) 329-8271
  • Metro East Dialysis Center4.5 miles away909 Gross Rd Suite 200 Mesquite Texas 75149CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 28 (972) 288-1060
  • Davita Dialysis Care of Mesquite5.68 miles away2110 N Galloway Ave Ste 102 Mesquite Texas 75150Dialysis Stations: 25 (972) 329-1036
  • Bma Dallas Central5.99 miles away7610 Military Parkway Dallas Texas 75227CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (214) 381-9494
  • Liberty Dialysis - Mesquite6.78 miles away3330 North Galloway Avenue Suite 160 Mesquite Texas 75150CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (214) 989-4110
  • Usrc Sunnyvale, LLC6.88 miles away220 S Collins Rd Sunnyvale Texas 75182Dialysis Stations: 13 (972) 201-2767
  • Fmc North Buckner Dialysis Center7.23 miles away3650 N Buckner Blvd 108 Dallas Texas 75228CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 26 (214) 367-8880