Beacon Brook Health Center
89 Wied Drive, Lansing MI 48910 · (203) 729-9889 · 94.2% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Jan 10, 2019 · By Nick Lata
Beacon Brook Health Center is in Lansing, Michigan. The city has a population of 162,150 people. This is a good nursing home with a B overall. This was right in line with the city grade in Lansing. Based on our assessment, you can do much worse than this facility. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong profile is its inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 126 Beds
For profit - Corporation
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this area usually have few of these severe deficiencies. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we were able to find information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Among this facility's other strengths is its elite long-term care grade. We gave them one of our most impressive scores in that area, with a score of A-. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. Clearly we were impressed with our findings here in this area.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's third most favorable category was short-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of C. In determining our short-term care ratings, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to devise a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. When we looked at this facility's physical therapist hours, we found it offered more hours of physical therapy per day to its residents than most nursing homes. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this is below average.
Turning to the fourth category, this nursing home was awarded a grade of C in nursing, which is an acceptable score. Our nursing score consists of several subcategories, however, the primary consideration is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided 3.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This place performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these statistics to be indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.