Bronte Health and Rehab Center is in Bronte, Texas, a city with 1,365 people. Sporting an overall score of B-, this is likely a decent nursing home. Based on the data we reviewed, there are definitely much worse places out there. One of the best aspects of this facility's report card is its exemplary inspection rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Bronte Health and Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
We want to point out that this nursing home really outperformed its overall score in the category of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that area with an A. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Although this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. This turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility an B-. Our nursing grade weighs several datapoints, but the most important one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This place averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is well below average. Finally, our nursing scores also consider quality-based metrics, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically a reliable indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses to assist its residents.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's third best area ended up being short-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of C. In the area of short-term care, we strive to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. We were not able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last metric we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Long-term Care Quality
Our last area is long-term care, in which we gave this facility a C in that category. Long-term care grades assess a facility's personal care instead of the highly skilled therapy or medical services that are critical to a rehabilitation facility. After we finished assessing the amount of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. We were optimistic to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 97.59036 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bronte Health and Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bronte Health and Rehab Center, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bronte Health and Rehab Center, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents which sustained falls which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bronte Health and Rehab Center, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percent of long-term residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bronte Health and Rehab Center, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bronte Health and Rehab Center, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients that are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bronte Health and Rehab Center, 4.81% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bronte Health and Rehab Center, 94.64% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bronte Health and Rehab Center, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bronte Health and Rehab Center, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bronte Health and Rehab Center, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.