Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation is an average-sized facility located in Austin, Texas. This nursing home was given a bottom of the barrel overall grade based on the data we looked at. If you aren't happy with this facility's overall grade, you should be able to find a better option in Austin. The city has at least 10 other nursing homes. We were surprised to find that this nursing home actually received one respectable category grade for inspections, which you can read more about below.
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Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation
- 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 - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent grade in that category with a score of C. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was assessed 4 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but none were category G through L deficiencies. This indicates this facility dodged the more serious categories of deficiencies. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next most respectable score is long-term care, but even there it received just a D in that area. This turns out to be a relatively poor score. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After we finished looking at the quantity of nursing care, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. We were optimistic to find that this nursing home vaccinated 99.27798 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility wound up receiving a a very poor score in our short-term care category. It was given a lowly F in this category. In computing our short-term care scores, we scrutinize the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This score is typically a useful measure of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The last statistic we assessed in this area is the number of residents that eventually returned home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 5.2 percent of its residents returning home.
The last area we looked at was nursing. This facility received a rock bottom grade of F in this category. Nursing grades are heavily correlated with nurse staffing levels. With only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily, this facility's nurse staffing levels were significantly below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. This facility fared well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these metrics to be indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation, 11.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This gauges the percent of long-term care residents which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. More frequent bathing can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation, 13.17% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term residents who are given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation, 9.59% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation, 0% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression may indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation, 99.64% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation, 11.17% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation, 8.78% of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation, 8.78% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation, 5.16% of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation, 49.02% of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Austin, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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