Brewster Health Center is one of six available nursing homes in Topeka, Kansas. We awarded this facility an overall rating of A. As a result, it is among the better nursing homes in Topeka, which features plenty of very good facilities. This is really as good of a nursing home as you'll find. If you look further down this page, you will see this nursing home's category scores, which are equally impressive as its overall grade.
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Brewster Health Center
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Top Nursing Home in Kansas Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Kansas Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Topeka, Kansas Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Kansas Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Topeka, Kansas Awards 2021
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an A+ long-term care grade. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 98.4252 percent of its residents, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Our nursing rating is largely tied to a nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at 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 generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning a patient at least once a day.
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Another impressive feature of this facility is its inspection grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
In our last area, we awarded this facility a grade of A for its short-term care grade. This wrapped up a first-rate report card. Our short-term care grade is often employed to gauge a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to have good rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to provide better levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brewster Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brewster Health Center, 2.31% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents that are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brewster Health Center, 4.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that sustained falls which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brewster Health Center, 2.46% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients who had urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brewster Health Center, 14.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term patients which were given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brewster Health Center, 9.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term care residents which were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brewster Health Center, 0.4% 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, 97.76% 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, 16.75% 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, 12.71% of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.
In Brewster Health Center, 0.01 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, 12.71% 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, 5.76% 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, 77.15% 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-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Topeka, Kansas has 5 other nursing homes
- Stormont Vail HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.5 miles away1500 Sw 10th Avenue Topeka Kansas 66604Voluntary non-profit - Private(785) 354-6121
- University of Kansas Hlth System St Francis CampusAcute Care Hospitals 2.85 miles away1700 Sw 7th Street Topeka Kansas 66606Voluntary non-profit - Church(785) 295-8000
- Dialysis Specialists of Topeka, Inc.2.72 miles away3931 Gage Center Drive Topeka Kansas 66604Dialysis Stations: 12 (785) 228-8978
- Topeka Dialysis2.77 miles away634 Sw Mulvane #300 Topeka Kansas 66606CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 50 (785) 234-2277
- Fkc - Topeka East3.82 miles away3408 Se 29th Street Topeka Kansas 66605Dialysis Stations: 13 (785) 266-3087
- Davita Wanamaker Dialysis4.03 miles away3711 Sw Wanamaker Road Topeka Kansas 66610Dialysis Stations: 24 (785) 273-1824