With an address in Waco, Texas, The Atrium of Bellmead is one of just three nursing homes in the area. Sporting an overall rating of C, this is likely a decent nursing home. This grade is right in line with the city grade in Waco, which admittedly is admittedly a little below average nationally. One of the highlights of this facility's report card is its strong inspection rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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The Atrium of Bellmead
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Please note our records indicate that The Atrium of Bellmead 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
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home earned a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its excellent health inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This particular nursing home received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a strong score in long-term care. This facility received a B+ in this area, which turns out to be one of our more impressive grades. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care typically provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This facility also received a strong nursing rating. We awarded it a score of F in this area. There are numerous datapoints included in this category. Many of the criteria reflect staffing levels. This nursing home provided only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is not a very impressive figure. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. This place performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed is short-term care. We gave it an abysmal F in this area, which is a very poor grade. This is clearly a significant disappointment. Our short-term care grade is often employed to assess a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to have good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must provide better levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. Not surprisingly, we learned that this nursing home provides far less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the average facility. The last statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor statistics sunk this nursing home's short-term care score.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Atrium of Bellmead Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Atrium of Bellmead, 7.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that developed pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Atrium of Bellmead, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients who have sustained falls which caused major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Atrium of Bellmead, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. Closer supervision limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Atrium of Bellmead, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Atrium of Bellmead, 22.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Atrium of Bellmead, 4.84% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Atrium of Bellmead, 93.69% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Atrium of Bellmead, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Atrium of Bellmead, 13.47% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In The Atrium of Bellmead, 1.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Atrium of Bellmead, 13.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Atrium of Bellmead, 11.91 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Atrium of Bellmead, 66.29% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.
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