Brio of Johnston is a small non-profit nursing home located in Johnston, Iowa. This nursing home was awarded an A- overall, which is one of our better grades. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top quarter of all facilities nationally. If you scroll down, you will see this place's category scores, which are also strong.

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Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 36 Beds


Non profit - Corporation

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Facility Inspections


One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively insignificant. While this place had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This means that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality


Compounding its top-shelf accomplishments in other areas, we awarded this facility a score of A- for our long-term care rating. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. This facility fared favorably enough in these measures to earn an encouraging score in this category.

Nurse Quality


This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. When determining our nursing ratings, we factor in both staffing levels and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0 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 when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality


The last category we assessed is short-term care, where this facility was awarded a B+. This topped off a very favorable report card. Only a select few facilities earned a B+ or better in every single category. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. We were not able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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