Brewer Center for Health & Rehabilitation is in Brewer, Maine. This nursing home was awarded an A- overall, which is one of our more impressive grades. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top third of all facilities in the United States. The best part of this nursing home's impressive report card was its short-term care score. short-term care grades are discussed in the next section
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Brewer Center for Health & Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Short-term Care Quality
One of the reasons this turned out to be a great facility is that it earned a very impressive short-term care grade. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of A. Our short-term care grades are arguably more meaningful for residents in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of skilled nursing services. This means not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 5.3 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility an A. We looked at the licensure of nurses employed by the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of time the nurses worked with patients, in calculating our rating in this category. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Another impressive feature of this facility is its inspection rating. In that category, we awarded this facility an A-. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better grades in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed is long-term care. This facility was awarded a very good long-term care rating this year, with a B-. While this wasn't as strong as many of its other scores, this remains a respectable grade for that category. Long-term care grades are often used to grade a facility's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services provided by a rehabilitation facility. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. We were disappointed to learn that this nursing home vaccinated only 90.12739 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Fortunately, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brewer Center for Health & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brewer Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brewer Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 4.18% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who have sustained falls resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brewer Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 3.5% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term care patients that have suffered from urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brewer Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 18.39% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brewer Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 15.41% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brewer Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 8.02% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brewer Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 92.15% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brewer Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 14.01% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence. Some experts believe that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brewer Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 19.04% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Brewer Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brewer Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 19.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brewer Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 12.58 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brewer Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 70.88% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.
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