Songbird Lodge

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: D
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: BAug 20: BSep 20: BOct 20: B-Jan 21: CFeb 21: CMar 21: CApr 21: CMay 21: CJun 21: DJul 21: CAug 21: CSep 21: COct 21: DNov 21: DJan 22: DFeb 22: DMar 22: DApr 22: DMay 22: D
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2500 Songbird Cir,
Brownwood TX 76801

(325) 646-4750

58.76% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Brownwood, Texas, Songbird Lodge is one of five nursing homes there. This facility received an uninspiring overall grade of D in our grading scheme. Although this grade isn't too far off the city grade in Brownwood which is a C, you still should be able to do better. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's report card, you can continue reading to learn more about its category grades. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

While this nursing home's overall grade was not a highlight, it actually really excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A+ for that area, which is one of our best scores. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to create an immediate threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

We awarded this facility just a D for our long-term care rating and that actually wound up as its second best score. In a long-term care environment, the primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. We were pleased to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place also keeps its residents out of the hospital. It had just 0.88 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its nursing grade, which was actually one of its better category grades. Nursing grades are mostly tied to a facility's nurse staffing. With just 2.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, this facility's nurse staffing levels were well below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at a few quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing grades. This place was above average in two of the statistics we considered, with good scores for minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

This nursing home's least impressive area is short-term care, which is the last area we looked at. For this category, we gave this facility a grade of D. In determining our short-term care scores, we size up the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This category is typically a fair assessment of the facility's rehabilitation. Given its poor grade in this category, we were not shocked to find that this facility provided far fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most nursing homes. The final metric we considered in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 48.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Songbird Lodge Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Songbird Lodge, 7.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Songbird Lodge, 3.3% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents that have had a fall which caused severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Songbird Lodge, 1.63% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Better hygiene protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Songbird Lodge, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Songbird Lodge, 22.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Songbird Lodge, 4.7% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Songbird Lodge, 95.06% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Songbird Lodge, 17.37% 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

Grade: F

In Songbird Lodge, 17.98% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Songbird Lodge, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Songbird Lodge, 17.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Songbird Lodge, 11.91 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Songbird Lodge, 66.67% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.

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

Nearby Hospitals

  • Brownwood Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.26 miles away1501 Burnet Dr Brownwood Texas 76801Proprietary(325) 646-8541

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Medical Care Brownwood0.17 miles away110 South Park Drive Brownwood Texas 76801CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (325) 646-9510

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