Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation is an average-sized nursing home in Cooper, Texas. With an overall grade of B-, this is likely a solid nursing home. You could definitely do worse than this nursing home. The best part of this nursing home's profile is its stellar inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
110 W Hwy 64,
Cooper TX 75432
42.4% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall grade was decent, it really excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our best scores. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite insignificant. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also excelled in the area of long-term care, with an impressive score of A- in this category. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 95.15152 percent of its patients, which is better than most nursing homes. The last statistic we looked at was the nursing home's hospitalization rate. We found that this place had 2.34 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.
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Another strength of this facility is its favorable grade in nursing. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with an D. In computing a nursing home's nursing rating, we consider the number of hours nurses spend with patients as well as the levels of training of those nurses. This nursing home provides 3.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is slightly below average. In addition to receiving below average marks for nursing hours, this place was less impressive in some of the quality-based measures we looked at in calculating our nursing scores. We looked at the percent of patients sustaining pressure ulcers and found that this place was at roughly 150 percent of the national average in this statistic. This is likely a bad sign when you consider that many pressure ulcers are preventable with better nursing care. Unfortunately, this statistic pulled down this nursing home's nursing grade substantially.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's worst area is short-term care, which is the last category we scored. For this category, we gave this nursing home a grade of D. Short-term care grades are commonly used to judge a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to feature better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. It appears that this nursing home was below average in two of the key staffing metrics we looked at. It provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The last datapoint we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar metrics was damning for this facility's short-term care score.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 7.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term care residents which developed pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 3.3% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.63% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic can be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 22.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 4.7% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 95.06% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 17.37% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 17.98% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 17.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 11.91 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.