Brazos Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a small nursing home located in Knox City, Texas. We awarded it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road grade. Based on our analysis, there are definitely much worse places out there. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's report card is its exemplary inspection grade, which is addressed in the next section.
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Brazos Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable nursing home overall, this place also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned a grade of A. Few facilities performed better in this area. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also performed favorably in the category of long-term care, with high-end grade of A in this category. When facilities receive this type of grade in long-term care it is a good sign for resident care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is much higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Next we looked at nursing grades, where this nursing home received an F, which is a rock bottom grade. This area was definitely not a strength for this facility. Nursing ratings are based largely on quality and quantity of nursing care. This place provided just 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is not a very impressive figure. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these statistics to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we rated was short-term care. It received an F in this area, which is a poor grade. This is obviously a significant disappointment. Short-term care grades are vital for residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. It looks like this nursing home was below average in several staffing areas we looked at. In fact, it offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brazos Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brazos Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 7.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brazos Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that sustained a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brazos Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of poor nursing care. However, this statistic can also be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brazos Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brazos Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 22.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term care patients who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brazos Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 4.84% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brazos Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 93.69% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brazos Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brazos Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 13.47% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels. Some argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients mental and physical health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brazos Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 13.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.
- Knox County HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 18.61 miles away701 Southeast 5th Street Knox City Texas 79529Government - Hospital District or Authority(940) 657-3535