Located in Iowa City, Iowa, Briarwood Healthcare Center is one of just three facilities in the area. This facility is among the top nursing homes we found. Being awarded an A+ in our rating system requires first-rate marks across the board. Based on our analysis, you can't go wrong with this facility. Headlining this place's stellar report card is its inspection grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

To pair with a strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A+ for our inspections rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection ratings. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be relatively minor. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

An additional reason we assessed this facility so favorably is that it received an A+ long-term care score. This is just about as dominant as it gets in this category. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. After assessing the impressive nursing care provided by this nursing home, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 99.386505 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is much higher than the average nursing home. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.06 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes.

Nurse Quality

A+
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

Another reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. There are quite a few datapoints included in this grade. Many of these subcategories relate to levels of nurse staffing. This place provides an incredible 4.6 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is much better than what is offered by most places. Lastly, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home the country when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.

Short-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: A-Apr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

The fourth area we assessed was short-term care, where this nursing home was awarded an A-. This wrapped up a very strong report card. Only a select few nursing homes earned an A- or higher in all four categories. In our short-term care rating, we strive to create a sound gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. When we assessed this facility's nursing hours, we found it offered more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. The last statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. It performed respectably with 48.3 percent of its residents returning home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A+
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Briarwood Healthcare Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care residents who suffer from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of nursing care quality.

Provider
A+
0%
State
A-
5.18%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of poor nursing care.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
3.66%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to poor nursing care. Closer supervision can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Provider
B
1.9%
State
B
3.25%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
A+
4.43%
State
B
14.67%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic tells you the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.

Provider
A-
12.58%
State
B+
18.32%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percent of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could be an indicator lower quality care.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
4.28%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percentage of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
A
99.69%
State
B
95.15%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of erosion of a patient's health.

Provider
B-
16.78%
State
B
15.8%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

Provider
B+
19.16%
State
B+
18.8%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.

Provider
B
1.68
State
B+
1.53
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Provider
B-
19.16
State
B-
18.8
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.

Provider
F
19.96
State
B
11.2
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Provider
A
86.65%
State
A-
77.54%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics 0.62 mi
200 Hawkins Drive Iowa City Iowa 52242
(319) 356-1616
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - State
Mercy Hospital 1.22 mi
500 E Market Street Iowa City Iowa 52245
(319) 339-0300
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Church

Nearby Dialysis

University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics Dialysis 0.71 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
200 Hawkins Drive w336-4az Iowa City Iowa 52242
(319) 356-3047
University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics - North Liberty 6.26 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
5 Lions Drive N Liberty Outreach Dialysis Unit North Liberty Iowa 52317
(319) 467-7190