Big Spring Center for Skilled Care is an average-sized facility in Big Spring, Texas. Our scoring system was not kind to this facility, as it received an overall score of F. If you are not satisfied with this facility's low overall grade, you may find you have slim pickings in Big Spring. The city has just two other nursing homes. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category is short-term care, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
Big Spring Center for Skilled Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
While we graded this facility incredibly unfavorably overall, it earned an impressive short-term care rating this year. We awarded it a B in this category. In determining our short-term care ratings, we size up the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is often a useful measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this nursing home submitted information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The last metric we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 6.5 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
As it turns out, its inspection reports were not the source of this facility's rock bottom overall grade. It received a C in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively minor. This facility had 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were in categories G through L. This indicates it avoided the more significant classes of deficiencies. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
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We also wanted to point out that this nursing home received an F for its nursing grade. The nursing score analyzes several subcategories, many of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing scores. This nursing home fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we scored was long-term care. This nursing home was given a very poor grade of F in this area. For prospective residents seeking a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. We were pleased to find that this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Big Spring Center for Skilled Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Big Spring Center for Skilled Care, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Big Spring Center for Skilled Care, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients which have sustained a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Big Spring Center for Skilled Care, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to poor nursing care. Closer supervision limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Big Spring Center for Skilled Care, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Big Spring Center for Skilled Care, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that are given antianxiety medication. These medications are typically given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Big Spring Center for Skilled Care, 4.66% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Big Spring Center for Skilled Care, 94.73% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Big Spring Center for Skilled Care, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Big Spring Center for Skilled Care, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Big Spring Center for Skilled Care, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Big Spring Center for Skilled Care, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Big Spring Center for Skilled Care, 11.87 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Big Spring Center for Skilled Care, 66.73% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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