Focused Care at Brenham is a small nursing home located in Brenham, Texas. This facility was given an overall score of C. Interestingly, this is the highest graded nursing home in Brenham. Based on our assessment, there are definitely much worse facilities out there. We were also pleased to discover that this facility was consistent in all of our categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.
Focused Care at Brenham
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home earned a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its nearly flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A- in this category. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area usually have very few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Based on this, we had favorable view of this nursing home's inspections.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded its next best category score in the area of long-term care. We gave this facility a B- in this area, which is an acceptable grade. In the area of long-term care, we focus on the amount of care provided by a nursing home, as opposed to more medically-intensive services. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is more than most nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of C, which is a decent grade. When calculating our nursing scores, we analyze both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In fact, it performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be measures of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the number of hours of care provided.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our fourth area, this facility was given a grade of C for short-term care, which we consider to be a decent score. Our short-term care ratings are considered to be more important for folks in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally requires additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the typical facility. The hope is always that this does not adversely impact the quality of care. The final metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 5.2 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Focused Care at Brenham Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Focused Care at Brenham, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Focused Care at Brenham, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Focused Care at Brenham, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Focused Care at Brenham, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term residents who are administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Focused Care at Brenham, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Focused Care at Brenham, 4.66% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Focused Care at Brenham, 94.73% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Focused Care at Brenham, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Focused Care at Brenham, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Focused Care at Brenham, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Focused Care at Brenham, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Focused Care at Brenham, 11.87 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Scores for Brenham, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of D
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
Looking for more options? Brenham, Texas has 3 other nursing homes
- Baylor Scott & White Medical Center- College StatiAcute Care Hospitals 1.02 miles away700 Scott & White Drive College Station Texas 77845Voluntary non-profit - Private(979) 691-3701
- Scott & White Hospital BrenhamAcute Care Hospitals 1.38 miles away700 Medical Parkway Brenham Texas 77833Voluntary non-profit - Private(979) 836-6173
- Bellville St Joseph Health CenterAcute Care Hospitals 14.79 miles away44 N Cummings St Bellville Texas 77418Government - Hospital District or Authority(979) 865-3141
- Brenham Dialysis1.22 miles away2815 Highway 36 South Brenham Texas 77833CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (979) 251-7287
- Liberty Dialysis Brenham LLC1.31 miles away604 Medical Courts Brenham Texas 77833Dialysis Stations: 12 (979) 353-4440
- Bollinger Dialysis, LLC18.2 miles away220 Cottonwood Dr Hempstead Texas 77445Dialysis Stations: 12 (979) 826-0477