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.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
840 Lee Road,
Follansbee WV 26037
82.03% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
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
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.
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Another strength of this facility is its favorable grade in nursing. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with an D. In computing a nursing home's nursing grade, we look at the number of hours nurses commit to patients and the skill levels of the nurses. With only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, this facility's nurse staffing levels were quite a bit below the national average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing scores. This facility performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these statistics to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we looked at is short-term care. We gave it an abysmal F for this area, which is a bottom of the barrel score. This is obviously a major concern. In our short-term care assessment, we endeavor to forge a valuable gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze a facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Based on its weak grade in this category, we weren't stunned to find that this place provides substantially fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other nursing homes. The final item we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 3.5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor metrics sunk this facility's short-term care score.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brightwood Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brightwood Center, 9.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brightwood Center, 4.6% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who have had falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brightwood Center, 3.73% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brightwood Center, 16.43% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brightwood Center, 23.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brightwood Center, 4.48% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brightwood Center, 92.53% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brightwood Center, 16.2% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brightwood Center, 23.25% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who retained mobility levels.
In Brightwood Center, 1.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brightwood Center, 23.25 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brightwood Center, 13.15 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brightwood Center, 70.85% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living generally correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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