Briarwood Community Living Center is a small facility located in Lexington, Tennessee. With an overall grade of B-, this appears to be a middle of the pack nursing home. Based on our assessment, this nursing home ought to meet the needs of many people. The best part of this facility's profile was is its long-term care grade. We discuss long-term care in the next paragraph.
Briarwood Community Living Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
41 Hospital Drive, PO Box 1067,
Lexington TN 38351
60.36% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Meal Delivery
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
We want to note that this place earned a much better grade for long-term care than it received overall. In fact, we gave it one of our best grades in that area with an A-. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. One of the factors we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 98.4375 percent of its residents. This is a proven method to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Turning to another strength for this facility, it also received an elite nursing grade. In fact, we gave this facility a grade of A-. Our nursing rating is primarily based on a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 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 place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's higher category scores came in the category of short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+. Short-term care grades are important for people seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a vast spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
The last category we assessed is inspections. Unfortunately, we were surprised to find that this facility did not receive a favorable inspection rating. We gave it just a just D in this area. Clearly, this grade is not on par with some of this nursing home's other grades. Inspection ratings relate to a facility's inspections. Since this information is collected by government inspectors, we tend to weight it pretty heavily. Inspection scores factor in many items on the nursing home's recent inspection reports. When you find severe deficiencies on the reports, this is typically a bad sign. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to patient safety. This particular facility was assessed one category J or K deficiency, which rank among the worst deficiencies. Finally, we also want to draw your attention to the fact that this place was assessed large government fines recently of more than $50,000. This often means that government inspectors grew tired after several years of failed government inspections.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Briarwood Community Living Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Briarwood Community Living Center, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Briarwood Community Living Center, 3.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Briarwood Community Living Center, 3.08% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who have had a UTI. UTI's could be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Briarwood Community Living Center, 15.67% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Briarwood Community Living Center, 29.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who are given antianxiety medication. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Briarwood Community Living Center, 9.05% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients showing symptoms of depression. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Briarwood Community Living Center, 89.05% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Briarwood Community Living Center, 16.44% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Briarwood Community Living Center, 24.2% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Briarwood Community Living Center, 24.2 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Briarwood Community Living Center, 11.03 Percentage of Patients
This tells you 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 Briarwood Community Living Center, 73.13% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
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