Cross Country Healthcare Center is an average-sized government-owned facility located in Brownwood, Texas. This nursing home was given an F, which is definitely concerning in our grading scheme. This place does not seem to have much going for it. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Cross Country Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Note: Cross Country Healthcare Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- 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
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While this place'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. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was hit with 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to create an immediate threat to resident safety or health. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.
Long-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this nursing home only earned a grade of D for its long-term care score, which was actually one of its more respectable category grades. Facilities that receive this type of grade in this category may not provide the type of consistent 24/7 care that some other facilities provide. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We were a bit bothered by the fact that this nursing home gave the vaccine to a relatively low 72.807014 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this facility was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.
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Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, we gave this facility an F in the category of short-term care. Our short-term care ratings are arguably more important for those in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually requires more skilled nursing. This includes not just nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this place offers significantly less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than a typical facility. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients that were able to return home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
The next category we looked at was nursing. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F for this category, which is a poor grade. Our nursing rating is based on several components, however, the main one is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This facility performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
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, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cross Country Healthcare Center, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients who have experienced falls leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cross Country Healthcare Center, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint can also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cross Country Healthcare Center, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for treating a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cross Country Healthcare Center, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cross Country Healthcare Center, 4.81% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cross Country Healthcare Center, 94.64% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cross Country Healthcare Center, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cross Country Healthcare Center, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Cross Country Healthcare Center, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cross Country Healthcare Center, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Scores for Brownwood, 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 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