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Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation's website

6500 Brush Country Rd,
Austin TX 78749

(512) 892-5774

65.67% estimated occupancy 1

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. Fortunately, if you aren't impressed with this facility, there are countless other options available in this city. We were surprisingly able to give this nursing home some positive feedback for our short-term care category, which you can find more information about below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Audiology

Registered Staff Hours

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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Although we graded this facility incredibly unfavorably overall, it actually earned an impressive short-term care rating this year. We awarded it a grade of B in this area. Short-term care scores are based on a facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a vast range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this facility submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The final measure we considered in this area is the percentage of residents that returned home from the facility. We found that 6.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

This facility's next most respectable score was long-term care, but it still earned a grade of just D in that category. This is still a well below average score. Long-term care ratings in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. Frankly, we were a bit alarmed this facility vaccinated 90.310074 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be several points below what we expected. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

We wanted to point out that this nursing home received a lowly F for its inspection grade. An F in this area is particularly troublesome because it usually points to red flags on the facility's government inspections. You should pay special attention to any deficiencies on a facility's inspection reports when it receives this poor of an inspection grade. We suggest you pay close attention to the level of severity of those deficiencies. This particular facility was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only positive thing we found is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they caused a threat to resident health or safety. Finally, we need to point out that this facility was assessed significant government fines recently totaling more than $100,000. This often indicates that a nursing home's bad performance has been an issue for more than one year.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

The last category we analyzed was nursing. It received an F in this category, which is a poor score. We scrutinized the qualifications of nurses at the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours those nurses spent with residents, in determining our score in this category. This facility averaged just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. This facility performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a fall which resulted in major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents suffering from dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure gauges the percent of long-term patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation, 4.66% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation, 94.73% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation, 17.29% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation, 18.08% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to maintaining the physical health of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation, 11.87 Percentage of Patients

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

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Brush Country Nursing and Rehabilitation, 66.73% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living generally correlates with superior rehabilitation services.

Scores for Austin, TX

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of C
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

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Nearby Dialysis

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