Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation is an average-sized nursing home located in Cooper, Texas. Featuring an overall score of B, this appears to be a good option. You could definitely do much worse than this nursing home. This nursing home's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which we will address in the next section.
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Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation
- 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 - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. 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
We also awarded this facility a score of A for our long-term care grade. When facilities receive this kind of score in this category it is a good sign for resident care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 98.72611 percent of its residents, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of C. While this didn't quite match its scores in some of the categories discussed above, this is still a decent score. Nursing grades are based in large part on quantity of nursing care available. This facility provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a somewhat alarming figure which is well below the national average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures. While this place got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in some of these quality measures. With less than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this metric. This is typically an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of turning a resident more often.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at is short-term care. We awarded this facility a D for the area of short-term care, rendering this the facility's worst area. Short-term care ratings are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. In this nursing home's case, we found that it provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This definitely wasn't a strength for this facility. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, around half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.
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, 7.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who had a fall leading to major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 22.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 4.84% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 93.69% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 13.47% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, 13.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.