Blue Ridge in Brookview House is located in Gaffney, South Carolina, a city with a total of 40,093 people. Sporting an overall score of B+, this is a strong nursing home. You can definitely do much worse than this nursing home. The best aspect of this facility's impressive profile was its inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
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Blue Ridge in Brookview House
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to point out the fact that this facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this area. Arguably the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility performed well in the area of long-term care. In fact, we gave it a grade of A for that area, which happens to be one of our higher grades. For prospective residents looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 93.793106 percent of its residents. This is slightly less than we were hoping for but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a middle of the pack score in the category of short-term care, where we awarded it a B-. In calculating our short-term care grades, we scrutinize the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This category is more often than not a useful assessment of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. We weren't able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 5.9 percent of this facility's residents returned home. This figure was below average.
The last area we looked at is nursing, which proved to be a low point for this facility. We awarded this facility a D for the area of nursing, rendering this the facility's least impressive area. We would nevertheless suggest that you look at the bigger picture. The nursing score analyzes quite a few factors, many of which are tied to quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This facility performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these data points to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Blue Ridge in Brookview House Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Blue Ridge in Brookview House, 9.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Blue Ridge in Brookview House, 3.01% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Blue Ridge in Brookview House, 2.75% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Blue Ridge in Brookview House, 14.27% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Blue Ridge in Brookview House, 20.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Blue Ridge in Brookview House, 2.84% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Blue Ridge in Brookview House, 88.7% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Blue Ridge in Brookview House, 13.84% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Blue Ridge in Brookview House, 16.35% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels.
In Blue Ridge in Brookview House, 1.87 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Blue Ridge in Brookview House, 16.35 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Blue Ridge in Brookview House, 12.8 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Blue Ridge in Brookview House, 73.59% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's typically correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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