Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation is located in Austin, Texas, which offers quite a few nursing homes. This facility received an uninspiring overall grade of D in our grading scheme. Keep in mind that Austin received a city grade of B-, so should look at other options in the city as well. This nursing home's only redeeming quality was its inspection grade, which we provide more information about below.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A-
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMay 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

While we were not high on this facility's overall grade, it received a very impressive inspection report this year. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it earned one of our highest grades in that category with an A-. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. It is generally best to avoid nursing homes that have a long list of deficiencies. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.

Short-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

Turning to the area of short-term care, this nursing home was awarded just a D in this category. Unfortunately, this ended up being its second best grade. In the area of short-term care, we strive to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Not surprisingly, we learned that this nursing home offers substantially less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the typical nursing home. Lastly, we considered the number of patients that eventually returned home from this nursing home. This place performed better in this area, with 49.5 percent of its patients returning home.

Nurse Quality

D
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

This facility's next best category was nursing, but even there it received a grade of just D. This is still a well below average grade. The nursing grade weighs a host of factors. The most important factor is the amount of time nurses spent with residents. This nursing home offered a meager 3.1 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. This facility performed well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.

Long-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: DApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

The next category we assessed is long-term care, which ended up being a weak spot for this facility. We gave this facility a grade of D for the area of long-term care. For prospective patients in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are very important. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 96.27119 percent of its patients, which is more than the average nursing home. To our surprise, this place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.71 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
D
State:
C
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.

Provider
A
3.81%
State
B
7.46%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Provider
A
1.02%
State
B
3.37%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents which have experienced UTI's. UTI's could be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Provider
B+
1.74%
State
B+
2.22%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.

Provider
B
13.33%
State
B+
12.37%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term residents which were given antianxiety medication. These medications are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Provider
A-
14.35%
State
B-
23.38%
National
B
19.66%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients showing depressive symptoms.

Provider
B-
3.64%
State
B+
2.92%
National
B+
5.08%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.

Provider
B
97.54%
State
B
92.34%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This indicates the percent of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's well-being.

Provider
B-
15.35%
State
B-
17.2%
National
B
14.46%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term residents that maintained mobility. Many would argue that mobility is critical to residents' well-being.

Provider
B+
18.37%
State
B
18.24%
National
B
17.09%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Provider
A
0.71
State
B-
1.92
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B-
18.37
State
B
18.24
National
B
17.09

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A+
3.9
State
B
10.69
National
B
10.25

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Provider
F
50.49%
State
C
61.02%
National
B
68.05%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Seton Southwest Hospital 2.92 mi
7900 Fm 1826 Austin Texas 78737
(512) 324-9000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
St David's South Austin Medical Center 4.04 mi
901 West Ben White Blvd Austin Texas 78704
(512) 448-7107
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Arise Austin Medical Center 4.22 mi
3003 Bee Caves Road Austin Texas 78746
(512) 347-9888
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
The Hospital at Westlake Medical Center 4.89 mi
5656 Bee Caves Road, Suite M-302 Austin Texas 78746
(512) 327-0000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Dell Seton Med Center at the University of Tx 7.36 mi
601 E 15th Street Austin Texas 78701
(512) 324-7000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin 8.03 mi
1201 W 38th St Austin Texas 78705
(512) 324-1000
Acute Care Hospitals
Physician
St David's Medical Center 8.27 mi
919 E 32nd St Austin Texas 78705
(512) 476-7111
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas 9.78 mi
4900 Mueller Blvd Austin Texas 78723
(512) 324-0000
Childrens
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Satellite Dialysis Southwood 3.4 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 36
1701 W. Ben White Blvd, Suite #180 Austin Texas 78704
(512) 383-0300
South Austin Dialysis LLC 3.71 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
6114 South 1st Street Austin Texas 78745
(512) 447-8500
Fresenius Medical Care Austin South 4.07 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
621 Radam Ln Austin Texas 78745
(512) 707-7601
Satellite Healthcare of South Austin 5.34 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 25
10001 South Ih 35 Bldg 1 Ste 100 Austin Texas 78747
(512) 282-8500
El Milagro Dialysis Center 5.75 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
2800 S Ih 35 Suite 120 Austin Texas 78704
(512) 448-9750
Moncrief Dialysis Center 7.93 mi
Dialysis Stations: 24
800 West 34th Street Suite 101 Austin Texas 78705
(512) 485-7872
Waterloo Dialysis Center 9.33 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
5310 Burnet Road Unit 122 Austin Texas 78756
(512) 420-9403
Childrens Dialysis Clinic of Central Texas 9.78 mi
Dialysis Stations: 7
1301 Barbara Jordan Blvd Suite 103 Austin Texas 78723
(512) 524-4213