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Brian Center Health & Rehab/Spruc

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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218 Laurel Creek Court,
Spruce Pine NC 28777

(828) 765-7312

55.82% estimated occupancy 1

Brian Center Health & Rehab/Spruc is a facility located in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, a city with a total of 10,638 people. This nursing home received an overall grade of B, which is a good grade. Based on our assessment, you could do much worse than this place. We were also pleased to find that this place didn't have any poor grades in any of the major categories. More information about these categories is available below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Amputee Recovery
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to resident health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Additionally, this facility also was awarded favorable short-term care scores in our assessment. Indeed, we gave it one of our stronger scores in that category, with a grade of B. Short-term care grades are commonly used to measure a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To have highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally must provide better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facilities third best category is long-term care. We gave it a grade of B- in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this area. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After considering the quantity of nursing care, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 92.24138 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Nevertheless, this nursing home keeps its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final category we assessed was nursing. This nursing home was given a grade of B- in this area. Nursing grades are tied to quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This figure is far below average. Finally, our nursing scores also factor in quality-based measures, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is usually an indicator that a facility has quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses to assist its patients.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Brian Center Health & Rehab/Spruc Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Brian Center Health & Rehab/Spruc, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This gauges the percentage of long-term care residents that developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Brian Center Health & Rehab/Spruc, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care. More supervision reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Brian Center Health & Rehab/Spruc, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poor hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Brian Center Health & Rehab/Spruc, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Brian Center Health & Rehab/Spruc, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Brian Center Health & Rehab/Spruc, 2.92% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Brian Center Health & Rehab/Spruc, 88.16% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Brian Center Health & Rehab/Spruc, 19.43% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Brian Center Health & Rehab/Spruc, 26.81% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Brian Center Health & Rehab/Spruc, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Brian Center Health & Rehab/Spruc, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Brian Center Health & Rehab/Spruc, 11.94 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Brian Center Health & Rehab/Spruc, 72.2% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with superior rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Blue Ridge Regional HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 1.33 miles away125 Hospital Dr Spruce Pine North Carolina 28777Voluntary non-profit - Private(828) 765-4201
  • Charles a Cannon Jr Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 16.02 miles away434 Hospital Drive Linville North Carolina 28646Voluntary non-profit - Private(828) 737-7000
  • Mission Hospital McdowellAcute Care Hospitals 17.02 miles away430 Rankin Drive P O Box 730 Marion North Carolina 28752Voluntary non-profit - Private(828) 659-5000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Mayland Dialysis Center1.36 miles away575 Altapass Hwy Spruce Pine North Carolina 28777Dialysis Stations: 9 (828) 766-8122
  • Mcdowell County Dialysis16.93 miles away100 Spaulding Road # 2 Marion North Carolina 28752Dialysis Stations: 13 (828) 659-9790