Braxton Health Care Center is a small nursing home located in Sutton, West Virginia. It looks like this is a very respectable facility. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a favorable grade. In our view, this place looks like a solid choice for quite a few people. This nursing home also received impressive scores in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
Braxton Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
859 Days Drive,
Sutton WV 26601
87.38% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall score, this facility also earned top notch inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our higher scores in this category, with an A-. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively insignificant. This place was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to be an immediate threat to resident safety or health. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. Nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this facility an B+. Nursing ratings are heavily correlated with nurse staffing levels. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home received a favorable short-term care grade as well. We awarded it one of our higher scores in that category with a grade of B. Our short-term care scores are critical for people in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires additional highly-skilled nursing. This means a broad range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our fourth area, this nursing home received a highly favorable long-term care score. This facility didn't turn out to have any identifiable weaknesses. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in this category it is typically a good sign for resident care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Braxton Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Braxton Health Care Center, 9.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Braxton Health Care Center, 4.6% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often associated with poor nursing care. Closer supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Braxton Health Care Center, 3.73% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from UTI's. While more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Braxton Health Care Center, 16.43% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that are administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Braxton Health Care Center, 23.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Braxton Health Care Center, 4.48% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some would argue this is a measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Braxton Health Care Center, 92.53% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Braxton Health Care Center, 16.2% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Braxton Health Care Center, 23.25% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients well-being.
In Braxton Health Care Center, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Braxton Health Care Center, 23.25 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Braxton Health Care Center, 13.15 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Braxton Health Care Center, 70.85% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.
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