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 its remarkable nursing score. We discuss nursing in the next paragraph.
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Briarwood Community Living 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 - 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
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Registered Staff Hours
We want to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received a much better grade for nursing than it received overall. In fact, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. Nursing ratings are based largely on levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.6 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 nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also performed well in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of A. Few nursing homes fared more favorably in this category. Facilities that excel in long-term care typically provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also performed favorably in the category of short-term care, with a strong score of A- in this category. Our short-term care grades are likely more important for residents requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally mandates more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Moving on the last category of inspections, this ended up being this nursing home's worst grade. Inspection grades are based on a facility's recent government inspections. We gave this nursing home a score of D in this category, which is not a very good grade. Since this data is collected by independent inspectors, we tend to take it pretty seriously. Our inspection scores weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. Generally, you should be especially cautious when considering a nursing home with severe deficiencies on its inspection reports. This particular nursing home had one category J or K deficiency, which rank among the worst deficiencies. Lastly, this facility also received large government fines recently.
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, 9.2% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Briarwood Community Living Center, 0.8% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of long-term patients which sustained a fall which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Briarwood Community Living Center, 2.4% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric may be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Briarwood Community Living Center, 28.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for many medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Briarwood Community Living Center, 57.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Briarwood Community Living Center, 0% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Briarwood Community Living Center, 100% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Briarwood Community Living Center, 16.96% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and continence. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Briarwood Community Living Center, 17.31% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who maintained mobility. Some experts would argue that mobility is critical to patients health.
In Briarwood Community Living Center, 0.01 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 Briarwood Community Living Center, 17.31% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Briarwood Community Living Center, 5.1% of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.