Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility is an average-sized non-profit facility located in Carthage, Texas. With an overall rating of B-, this appears to be a middle of the road facility. Based on the data we reviewed, there are definitely far worse nursing homes out there. You also may want to review this nursing home's category grades below. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next section.
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Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility
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- Memory Care
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non 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
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility really excelled in the area of long-term care. In fact, we gave it an impressive grade of A for that area. This saved its overall profile. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
This facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Few nursing homes performed as well in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being quite minor. While this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This means CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Moving on to another strength for this facility, it also earned an elite nursing score. In fact, we gave this facility an impressive grade of D. Nursing scores are tied to nurse staffing levels. With only 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day, this place's nurse staffing levels were well below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing scores. This place fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we rated is short-term care, which turned out to be this nursing home's least impressive category. It received an abysmal F in this area, which is obviously concerning. In calculating our short-term care grades, we assess the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This area is more often than not a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation. In this nursing home's case, we found that it provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.
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, 6.57% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who have pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility, 4.05% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility, 0.47% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who had a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric can be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility, 7.69% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility, 14.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility, 0% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility, 99.61% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility, 10.99% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Many in the industry argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility, 5.66% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility, 5.66% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility, 9.15% of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Facility, 77.87% of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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