St. Joseph Health Burleson is a facility in Caldwell, Texas. This city has a population of 11,896 people. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of C. A grade of this caliber requires some respectable scores. Based on our ratings, this facility ought to meet the needs of many people. The best part of this facility's report card was is its inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
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St. Joseph Health Burleson
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Assisted Living
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was decent, it really excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our best scores. Inspection grades are based on many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded its next best category grade in the category of short-term care. We gave this facility a grade of B- in this category, which is an acceptable grade. Short-term care grades are critical for patients looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a vast scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. We were surprised to find that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. It provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The last item we considered in this category is the number of patients who returned home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. This figure was below the national average.
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The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of C. The nursing category is based on several datapoints, many of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a much lower figure than we were hoping for. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. It scored well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be measures of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the number of hours of care offered.
Long-term Care Quality
Our last area is long-term care, in which we gave this facility a grade of C in that category. For residents in need of a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. One of the data points we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Fortunately, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 97.11538 percent of its residents. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
St. Joseph Health Burleson Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In St. Joseph Health Burleson, 10.91% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In St. Joseph Health Burleson, 4.81% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In St. Joseph Health Burleson, 3.48% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term patients that have had UTI's. UTI's could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic could be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In St. Joseph Health Burleson, 19.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In St. Joseph Health Burleson, 21.18% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In St. Joseph Health Burleson, 6.6% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression could be a sign worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In St. Joseph Health Burleson, 98.56% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In St. Joseph Health Burleson, 9.8% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In St. Joseph Health Burleson, 13.65% of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In St. Joseph Health Burleson, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In St. Joseph Health Burleson, 13.65% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In St. Joseph Health Burleson, 12.79% of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.