Brandenburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a small nursing home in Brandenburg, Kentucky. With an overall rating of C, this is a respectable facility. This facility has a few things working in its favor. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's profile is its stellar inspection score, which you can find in the next section.
Brandenburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
814 Old Ekron Road,
Brandenburg KY 40108
85.08% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this facility really excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned an A+. Few facilities performed better in this category. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or 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 always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's higher category grades came in the category of long-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of B. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 48.148148 percent of its residents. This is a bit lower than we anticipated. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This facility also received a strong nursing score. We gave it an above average grade of F in this area. Our nursing grade is based on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. With just 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day, this nursing home's nurse staffing levels were significantly below the national average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing scores. This place performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we rated was short-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it an abysmal F for this area, which is a rock bottom grade. This is clearly a major disappointment. Our short-term care grades are probably more important for those in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally mandates higher levels of skilled nursing services. This means not merely nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Based on its grade in this category, we were not stunned to discover that this nursing home is well below average in terms of the number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its patients based on the figures we looked at. Frankly, this was what we expected to find. The last datapoint we looked at in this category is the number of patients that returned home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 0 percent of its patients returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brandenburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brandenburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brandenburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are often linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brandenburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2.74% of Patients had UTIs
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients which have sustained urinary tract infections. While more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brandenburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 15.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brandenburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 28.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brandenburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 8.85% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents exhibiting signs of depression. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brandenburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 90.04% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brandenburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 15.42% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brandenburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Brandenburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brandenburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brandenburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 13.78 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brandenburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 72.12% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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