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. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's profile is its strong inspection score. You can scroll down to find out about inspections and other category scores
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Big Spring Center for Skilled Care
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
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
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
Although this place's overall score was as bad as it gets, it performed well in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B+ for that area, which is one of our better scores. Arguably the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. It is typically in your best interest to avoid facilities that had a long list of severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
Incredibly, we awarded this facility a C for our short-term care grade, which isn't too bad of a score. In our short-term care assessment, we seek to forge a fair gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, we assess a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The last statistic we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 5.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
Tragically, we gave this facility an F for its long-term care grade. For prospective residents looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. One of the criteria we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccinations. Fortunately, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this nursing home was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
The next area we assessed was nursing, in which this nursing home was given a rock bottom grade here also. Sadly, it received an abysmal F for this category, which is definitely a major concern. There are numerous criteria included in this area. Many of these factors reflect levels of nurse staffing. This place provided a meager 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing scores. This place performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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, 13.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term care patients that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Big Spring Center for Skilled Care, 3.83% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that sustained a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Big Spring Center for Skilled Care, 0.49% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with poor nursing care. Better hygiene protocols limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Big Spring Center for Skilled Care, 12.82% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Big Spring Center for Skilled Care, 26.44% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Big Spring Center for Skilled Care, 11.56% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Some argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Big Spring Center for Skilled Care, 100% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Big Spring Center for Skilled Care, 4.71% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Some experts argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Big Spring Center for Skilled Care, 4.74% of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Big Spring Center for Skilled Care, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Big Spring Center for Skilled Care, 4.74% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Big Spring Center for Skilled Care, 8.61% of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Big Spring Center for Skilled Care, 59.66% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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