Ebony Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is in Brownsville, Texas, a city with a population of 195,686 people. Featuring an overall grade of C, this appears to be a respectable facility. Based on our analysis, this facility has some redeeming qualities. Finally, we wanted to make sure you are aware that there was an ownership change at this facility in the last 12 months. We will follow their performance over the next year to determine whether any adjustments to their grades are necessary.
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Ebony Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Please note our records indicate that Ebony Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its decent overall score, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. This grade is far better than the facility's overall grade. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are quite minor. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple of minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given its next highest category score in the category of short-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of B- in this category, which is a reasonably acceptable score. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its level of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we assessed. The final metric we considered in this category is the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 6 percent of this facility's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
Sadly, this nursing home's third best category was long-term care. Nevertheless, with a grade of D in this category, it still fared somewhat badly. For patients seeking a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 99.18033 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
The last area we rated was nursing. It received an F in this area, which is a very poor score. This is certainly a significant disappointment. Our nursing rating considers a number of subcategories. The most important variable is the number of hours nurses spent with residents. This nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is well below average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing grades. This facility performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ebony Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ebony Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 7.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ebony Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who experienced a fall which caused severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ebony Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic can also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ebony Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ebony Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 22.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients which are given antianxiety medication. These medications are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ebony Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 4.84% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ebony Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 93.69% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ebony Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence. Some experts would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ebony Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 13.47% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ebony Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 13.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ebony Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 11.91 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ebony Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 66.29% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.
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