With more than 20 options having an address in Houston, Texas, Spring Branch Transitional Care Center is one of the seemingly endless list of choices here. With a bottom of the barrel overall grade of F, this facility isn't high on our list. Keep in mind that Houston received a city grade of B-, so should consider some other options in the city as well. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, nursing grades are discussed in the next section.
Spring Branch Transitional Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Note: Spring Branch Transitional Care Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
Registered Staff Hours
Even though this nursing home's overall grade was terrible, it didn't perform as poorly in the area of nursing. In fact, we awarded it a C for that area. Our nursing grade looks at the facility's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of skill of the nurses and the number of 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. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. It performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the quantity of hours of care provided.
This facility didn't perform horribly in the area of inspections. In fact, we gave it a C for that category. Other aspects of its profile were the source of this facility's abysmal overall score. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were in any of the categories labeled G through L. This means the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent 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.
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Long-term Care Quality
We gave this facility just a D for our long-term care score. This is not a very good score. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. We were optimistic to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this nursing home also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, a few of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed was short-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it an abysmal F for this category, which is a rock bottom grade. In determining our short-term care scores, we scrutinize the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This rating is often a meaningful assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. With its grade in this area, we weren't surprised to learn that this place was well below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its residents based on the measures we assessed. Frankly, this was about what we expected to find. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who eventually returned home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 2.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Spring Branch Transitional Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Spring Branch Transitional Care Center, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Spring Branch Transitional Care Center, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who experienced falls leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Spring Branch Transitional Care Center, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Spring Branch Transitional Care Center, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term residents who are administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Spring Branch Transitional Care Center, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Spring Branch Transitional Care Center, 4.66% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Spring Branch Transitional Care Center, 94.73% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Spring Branch Transitional Care Center, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Spring Branch Transitional Care Center, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Spring Branch Transitional Care Center, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Spring Branch Transitional Care Center, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Spring Branch Transitional Care Center, 11.87 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
In Spring Branch Transitional Care Center, 66.73% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Houston, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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