Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility is an average-sized facility located in Carthage, Texas. With an overall rating of B+, this is a high quality facility. Based on the data we reviewed, you could do much worse than this nursing home. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home didn't have any weak links in any of the four major categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a quality facility overall, this place especially excelled in our inspections category, where it received an A. Not many facilities fared better in that category. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means that CMS 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
Among this facility's other strengths is its high-end long-term care grade. It received one of our better grades in that category, with a score of A. When facilities receive this type of grade in this category it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's third highest area was its short-term care score, where it received a grade of B-. In our short-term care category, we attempt to craft a sound barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at a facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this nursing home provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 5.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Turning to our final category, this facility received a respectable nursing rating. Although this wasn't as dominant as some of its other category grades, this is really not the end of the world. We scrutinized the skill-level of nurses employed by the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours those nurses were with residents, in determining our grade in this area. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, although this place got docked a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of our quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this subcategory.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care residents who developed pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Falls are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term residents who have had a UTI. UTI's could be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric may also be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term care residents which were given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility, 4.66% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility, 94.73% 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 seniors, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to maintaining the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility, 11.87 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility, 66.73% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many believe this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.
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