Located in Newburyport, Massachusetts, Brigham Health and Rehabilitation Center is the only facility we identified in this area. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is a high-end score. We flat out can't say enough good things about this place. This place also received very consistent ratings in all four of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Brigham Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in nursing, where it earned an A. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. Nursing scores are based largely on quality and quantity of nursing care. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
In addition, this nursing home also received a nearly flawless government inspection report. As a result, it earned one of our best grades in that area with an A. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with better grades in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to draw your attention to the fact that this facility was awarded a strong grade of A- in our short-term care category. In our short-term care category, we strive to craft a valuable barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze a facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients that returned home from this facility. We found that 5 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we rated was long-term care. We awarded this facility one of our better grades in this area, with a B. Although this isn't as high as several of this facility's other scores, it is nevertheless a positive grade. When facilities receive this type of grade in this category it is usually a good sign for resident care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 97.47475 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brigham Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brigham Health and Rehabilitation Center, 6.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brigham Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.77% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brigham Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2.05% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brigham Health and Rehabilitation Center, 19.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients that were given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents 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
In Brigham Health and Rehabilitation Center, 18.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brigham Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2.48% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brigham Health and Rehabilitation Center, 91.39% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brigham Health and Rehabilitation Center, 16.21% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brigham Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.75% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Brigham Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.68 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brigham Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brigham Health and Rehabilitation Center, 11.2 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brigham Health and Rehabilitation Center, 71.52% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.
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