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Brian Center Health & Rehabilation Hickory East

  • Nursing Home
  • Home Health Agency

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Brian Center Health & Rehabilation Hickory East's website

3031 Tate Boulevard Se,
Hickory NC 28602

(828) 322-3343

75.13% estimated occupancy 1

Brian Center Health & Rehabilation Hickory East is one of four nursing homes in Hickory, North Carolina. We awarded it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack rating. Based on all of the relevant data, there are certainly far worse places out there. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's profile is its remarkable inspection score, which is addressed in the next section.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

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

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

The primary reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it earned an elite inspection score. Its inspection score was far better than its overall grade. In our inspections category, we gave it an A. Inspection scores are tied to many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home received its second best category grade in the category of long-term care. We awarded this facility a C in this category, which is an acceptable score. With our long-term care score, we weigh the volume of care provided by a facility, along with some quality measures. One of the statistics we considered on top of nurse's aid hours was vaccines. Thankfully, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 96.50538 percent of its residents. This place 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 a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of C. The nursing score consists of several components, many of which are associated with nursing hours. This facility provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a somewhat discouraging figure which is well below average. Finally, while this nursing home got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of our quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it did well in this subcategory.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The final area we analyzed was short-term care, which turned out to be this facility's worst category. We gave this facility a grade of D in that category. Our short-term care grades are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. As you might expect, we learned that this facility provides significantly less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than a typical facility. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This definitely was not a strength for this facility. We found that just 4.6 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, about half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Brian Center Health & Rehabilation Hickory East Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Brian Center Health & Rehabilation Hickory East, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure indicates the percentage of long-term care residents who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Brian Center Health & Rehabilation Hickory East, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often caused by poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Brian Center Health & Rehabilation Hickory East, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Brian Center Health & Rehabilation Hickory East, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term care residents which are prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. However, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to having more patients with dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Brian Center Health & Rehabilation Hickory East, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents which are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Brian Center Health & Rehabilation Hickory East, 3.01% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Brian Center Health & Rehabilation Hickory East, 87.89% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Brian Center Health & Rehabilation Hickory East, 18.87% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Brian Center Health & Rehabilation Hickory East, 24.57% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Brian Center Health & Rehabilation Hickory East, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Brian Center Health & Rehabilation Hickory East, 24.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Brian Center Health & Rehabilation Hickory East, 11.81 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Brian Center Health & Rehabilation Hickory East, 72.58% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements.

Scores for Hickory, NC

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of C
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

Looking for more options? Hickory, North Carolina has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Catawba Valley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.74 miles away810 Fairgrove Church Rd Hickory North Carolina 28602Voluntary non-profit - Other(828) 326-3809
  • Frye Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.75 miles away420 N Center St Hickory North Carolina 28601Proprietary(828) 322-6070
  • Atrium Health LincolnAcute Care Hospitals 16.38 miles away433 Mcalister Rd Lincolnton North Carolina 28092Government - Hospital District or Authority(980) 212-2000
  • Caldwell Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.57 miles away321 Mulberry St Sw Lenoir North Carolina 28645Voluntary non-profit - Other(828) 757-5100

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita Catawba County Dialysis1.89 miles away1900 3rd Avenue Lane Se Hickory North Carolina 28602Dialysis Stations: 10 (828) 304-0102
  • Fmc Dialysis Services of Hickory1.89 miles away1899 Tate Blvd Ste 1103 Hickory North Carolina 28602CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 35 (828) 324-9580
  • Bio-Medical Applications of North Carolina, Inc.1.89 miles away1899 Tate Blvd Se Suite 2102 Hickory North Carolina 28602Dialysis Stations: 5 (828) 304-0018
  • Fresenius Medical Services of Catawba Valley2.98 miles away301 10th Street Nw Suite C 101 Conover North Carolina 28613CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (828) 464-3830
  • Bio-Medical Applications of North Carolina, Inc.5.01 miles away3802 Startown Rd Newton North Carolina 28658Dialysis Stations: 15 (828) 465-2006
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Alexander County13.27 miles away175 Commerce Drive Taylorsville North Carolina 28681Dialysis Stations: 13 (828) 632-3547
  • Fmc Lincolnton Dialysis18.98 miles away1090 S Grove Street Ext Lincolnton North Carolina 28092Dialysis Stations: 30 (704) 736-9300
  • West Iredell Dialysis Center19.38 miles away115 Westbrook Lane stateville North Carolina 28625CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (704) 881-0336