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Brightwood Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Brightwood Center's website

840 Lee Road,
Follansbee WV 26037

(304) 527-1100

78.98% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Follansbee, West Virginia, Brightwood Center is the only nursing home we found in the city. This nursing home turns out to be a middle of the road facility, with an overall grade of C. Based on the data we reviewed, there are definitely much worse facilities out there. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's profile is its remarkable inspection reports, which you can find 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 Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Bariatric Care
  • Colostomy Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Catheter Care
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

The main reason this facility received a decent overall score is its excellent health inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our better grades in that category, with an A. This is a notably better grade than the place's overall grade, which was decent but certainly not elite. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be relatively minor. Sadly, this nursing home was hit with a category L deficiency, which was not what we expected based on its inspection score. This category of deficiency indicates inspectors identified a widespread deficiency putting patient safety or health in imminent danger. While other aspects of this nursing home's inspection report were favorable, we have some reservations.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Additionally, we awarded this facility a B+ in our long-term care category. This is one of our more impressive scores. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are well cared for. Once we assessed the quantity of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is often a dangerous health condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home does not leave this to chance. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

This facility also earned a strong nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a F in this area. In determining a nursing home's nursing score, we consider the number of hours nurses spend with patients as well as the levels of training of the nurses. With a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day, this facility's nurse staffing levels were well below average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This place performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these datapoints to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The final area we scored was short-term care. It received an F for this category, which is a rock bottom grade. This is clearly a major concern. Short-term care grades are based on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. With a score this poor for this category, we were not stunned to find this place was well below average in two of the key staffing figures we looked at. The nursing home provided far fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Finally, we considered the number of patients who returned home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Brightwood Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Brightwood Center, 8.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Brightwood Center, 4.41% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients who suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Brightwood Center, 3.85% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Brightwood Center, 16.31% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Brightwood Center, 23.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Brightwood Center, 4.5% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Brightwood Center, 92.52% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Brightwood Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Brightwood Center, 25.29% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who maintained mobility. Many would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Brightwood Center, 1.32 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Brightwood Center, 25.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Brightwood Center, 11.91 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Brightwood Center, 71.34% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation performance.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Weirton Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.24 miles away601 Colliers Way Weirton West Virginia 26062Government - Local(304) 797-6000
  • East Ohio Regional HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.73 miles away90 North Fourth Street Martins Ferry Ohio 43935Voluntary non-profit - Other(740) 633-4205
  • Wheeling HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 18.59 miles away1 Medical Park Wheeling West Virginia 26003Voluntary non-profit - Church(304) 243-3000
  • Ohio Valley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.27 miles away2000 Eoff Street Wheeling West Virginia 26003Voluntary non-profit - Private(304) 234-0123

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita Steubenville Home Training Center4.28 miles away1799 Sinclair Avenue Suite 2 Steubenville Ohio 43952Dialysis Stations: 6 (740) 346-2740
  • Davita - Steubenville Dialysis4.42 miles away1799 Sinclair Avenue Suite 1 Steubenville Ohio 43953CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (740) 346-2840
  • Dialysis Clinic Inc.5.61 miles away4227 Mall Drive Steubenville Ohio 43952Dialysis Stations: 12 (740) 266-6687
  • Weirton Dialysis Center7.2 miles away100 Colliers Way Suite 1 Weirton West Virginia 26062Dialysis Stations: 17 (304) 748-7384
  • Davita - Paris Dialysis7.28 miles away32 Steubenville Pike Burgettstown Pennsylvania 15021Dialysis Stations: 17 (724) 729-3350
  • Wheeling Dialysis Center18.67 miles away500 Medical Park Ste 100 Wheeling West Virginia 26003CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (304) 242-9135