Cross Country Healthcare Center is a senior living facility located in Brownwood, Texas, a city with 25,552 people. Our grading system was not kind to this nursing home, as we gave it an overall rating of F. Keep in mind that Brownwood received a city grade of C, so should consider other options in the city as well. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Cross Country Healthcare Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
1514 Indian Creek Rd,
Brownwood TX 76801
61.91% estimated occupancy 1
Note: Cross Country Healthcare Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually didn't perform terribly in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B- for that category, which is one of our better scores. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are relatively insignificant. While this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the area of short-term care, this facility was awarded a grade of just D in that area. Sadly, this wound up being one of its better grades. With our short-term care rating, we seek to craft a valuable barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we look at a nursing home's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Given its poor grade in this category, we were not surprised to find that this facility provided far fewer registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who ultimately returned home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well in this area. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
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We gave this facility a grade of just D for our nursing rating. When calculating a facility's nursing rating, we assess the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of training of the nurses. This nursing home provided just 3.1 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is well below average. To pair with its below average totals in the area of nursing hours per patient, this nursing home had poor marks in several of the quality-based metrics we looked at in determining our nursing scores. For starters, we looked at the percent of patients having falls which led to serious injury. This place was at more than 150 percent of the national average in this statistic. This is alarming in light of the fact that so many falls could likely be avoided with better nursing care. This ended up sealing the facility's fate of receiving a poor nursing score.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the last category, we awarded this facility a grade of D for our long-term care category. This was the nursing home's weakest category score. Facilities that receive this type of grade in long-term care may not provide the kind of consistent around the clock care that some other facilities offer. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. Candidly, we were a bit concerned this nursing home vaccinated 71.62162 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be quite a bit below what we expected. To our surprise, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.51 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cross Country Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cross Country Healthcare Center, 7.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cross Country Healthcare Center, 3.3% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are often linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cross Country Healthcare Center, 1.63% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cross Country Healthcare Center, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to having more patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cross Country Healthcare Center, 22.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cross Country Healthcare Center, 4.7% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression. High rates of depression may be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cross Country Healthcare Center, 95.06% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cross Country Healthcare Center, 17.37% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Some believe that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cross Country Healthcare Center, 17.98% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels.
In Cross Country Healthcare Center, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cross Country Healthcare Center, 17.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Scores for Brownwood, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- 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 C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
Looking for more options? Brownwood, Texas has 4 other nursing homes
- Brownwood Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.39 miles away1501 Burnet Dr Brownwood Texas 76801Proprietary(325) 646-8541
- Fresenius Medical Care Brownwood1.81 miles away110 South Park Drive Brownwood Texas 76801CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (325) 646-9510