Brewster Health Center is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Topeka, Kansas. Sporting an overall grade of A+, this facility ended up being far superior to the vast majority of the nursing homes in Topeka. Even in a city featuring 15 other nursing homes, this facility stood out as a fine option. If you scroll down, you can see this facility's category grades, which appear to be equally strong as its overall grade.
Brewster Health Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1001 Sw 29th St,
Topeka KS 66611
61.94% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Kansas Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Kansas Awards 2020
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Best Nursing Home in Kansas Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Topeka, Kansas Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ for nursing. Our nursing rating analyzes several factors, but the main consideration is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of turning residents at least once a day.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was dominant in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of A. Not many nursing homes fared better in this category. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 95.16729 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. 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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Short-term Care Quality
Moving on our third area, this facility received a strong short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a score of A in this category. Our short-term care grades are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Another impressive feature for this nursing home is its inspection grade. In that category, we awarded this facility a score of A, finishing off its straight A performance. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brewster Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brewster Health Center, 7.05% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brewster Health Center, 5.14% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of long-term care residents that sustained a fall resulting in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brewster Health Center, 3.56% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients that experienced a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brewster Health Center, 17.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brewster Health Center, 22.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brewster Health Center, 5.98% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts argue that this is a measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brewster Health Center, 91.04% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brewster Health Center, 16.84% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brewster Health Center, 19.61% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.
In Brewster Health Center, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brewster Health Center, 19.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brewster Health Center, 10.57 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brewster Health Center, 74.57% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.
Scores for Topeka, KS
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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