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Spanish Meadows of Brownsville

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Spanish Meadows of Brownsville's website

440 E Ruben Torres Blvd,
Brownsville TX 78520

(956) 546-7378

84.66% estimated occupancy 1

Spanish Meadows of Brownsville is an average-sized facility in Brownsville, Texas. Featuring an overall grade of C, this is likely a middle of the pack nursing home. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Brownsville, which is admittedly a bit below average nationally. One of the best aspects of this facility's profile is its exemplary inspection score, which we will address in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Lymphedema Care
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

While this nursing home's overall grade was decent, it really fared well in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our best scores. Our inspection scores are based on several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this category tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Another one of this nursing home's better category grades came in the category of long-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B. Facilities that receive this kind of score in this category tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are well cared for. Once we finished looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 99.67742 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is often a life threatening illness for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

Another strength of this facility is its favorable grade in nursing. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of D. Nursing grades are tied to quality and quantity of nursing care. This particular facility provided a meager 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This number is quite a bit below average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The final area we scored is short-term care, which proved to be this nursing home's worst category. Sadly, it received an abysmal F in this area, which is obviously a major concern. Our short-term care scores are believed to be more meaningful for patients requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. As you might expect, we learned that this facility provides significantly less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than a typical nursing home. Lastly, we considered the number of residents that were able to return home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 5.1 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Spanish Meadows of Brownsville Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Spanish Meadows of Brownsville, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure indicates the percent of long-term patients that developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Spanish Meadows of Brownsville, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care patients who have suffered a fall resulting in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Spanish Meadows of Brownsville, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Spanish Meadows of Brownsville, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Spanish Meadows of Brownsville, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly used to treat patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Spanish Meadows of Brownsville, 4.81% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Spanish Meadows of Brownsville, 94.64% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Spanish Meadows of Brownsville, 17.1% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Spanish Meadows of Brownsville, 16.36% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that maintained mobility. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is important for patients well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Spanish Meadows of Brownsville, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to the physical health of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Spanish Meadows of Brownsville, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Spanish Meadows of Brownsville, 11.4 Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Spanish Meadows of Brownsville, 66.86% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements.

Scores for Brownsville, 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 D
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

Looking for more options? Brownsville, Texas has 5 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Valley Baptist Medical Center- BrownsvilleAcute Care Hospitals 2.27 miles away1040 W Jefferson St Brownsville Texas 78520Proprietary(956) 544-1400
  • Harlingen Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 17.38 miles away5501 South Expressway 77 Harlingen Texas 78550Proprietary(956) 365-1000
  • Vhs Harlingen Hospital Company LLCAcute Care Hospitals 18.05 miles away2101 Pease St Harlingen Texas 78550Proprietary(956) 389-1100
  • Rio Grande State CenterPsychiatric 18.77 miles away1401 Rangerville Road Harlingen Texas 78550Government - State(956) 364-8000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Nri Brownsville0.52 miles away2945 Central Blvd Brownsville Texas 78520CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (956) 542-8094
  • Fmc Dialysis Services of North Brownsville0.89 miles away1900 N. Expressway, Suite E Brownsville Texas 78521CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (956) 504-5045
  • Valley Hemodialysis Center0.98 miles away2600 N Coria Brownsville Texas 78520CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 32 (956) 546-3738
  • Fresenius Medical Care South Price2.09 miles away64 S Price Rd Suite B Brownsville Texas 78521Dialysis Stations: 36 (956) 544-0711
  • Fort Brown Dialysis2.49 miles away2000 Boca Chica Blvd Brownsville Texas 78521Dialysis Stations: 13 (956) 544-1158
  • Us Renal Care San Benito Dialysis14.09 miles away910 North Mccullough Street San Benito Texas 78586CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (956) 399-4037
  • Treasure Hills Dialysis17.86 miles away1629 Treasure Hills Blvd Suite 8 Harlingen Texas 78550Dialysis Stations: 13 (956) 364-2120
  • Fmc Harlingen17.87 miles away1653 Treasure Hills Blvd. Harlingen Texas 78552Dialysis Stations: 12 (956) 412-1097