Brook Stone Living Center is an average-sized facility located in Pollocksville, North Carolina. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of D. A score of this caliber typically suggests a few red flags. Based on our analysis, this place likely isn't a great fit for most prospective residents. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's report card, feel free to continue reading to learn more about its category scores. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
Brook Stone Living Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not very complementary of this facility's overall grade, it received a very impressive inspection report this year. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it earned one of our best scores in that category with a grade of A-. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. It is generally best to avoid places that had a long list of deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home received its next highest category grade in the category of long-term care. We gave this facility a grade of B- in this category, which is a decent score. Our long-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's amount of nursing care. This includes a vast scope of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine medical services. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 99.25926 percent of its residents, which is more than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Turning to the area of nursing care, this facility received a grade of just D in this category. Our nursing grade is largely tied to the facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is not a very impressive figure. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This nursing home performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our last area, this nursing home really did not fare well in this category either. With an abysmal grade of F in short-term care, this is just about as terrible as it gets. In crafting these short-term care grades, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to devise a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Based on its score in this area, we were not surprised to discover that this place is well below average in terms of the number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the figures we assessed. The last item we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to return home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 4.2 percent of its patients returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brook Stone Living Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brook Stone Living Center, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great measure of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brook Stone Living Center, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percent of long-term care patients that sustained a fall which caused severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brook Stone Living Center, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brook Stone Living Center, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brook Stone Living Center, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brook Stone Living Center, 2.92% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brook Stone Living Center, 88.16% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brook Stone Living Center, 19.43% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brook Stone Living Center, 26.81% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients health.
In Brook Stone Living Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brook Stone Living Center, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brook Stone Living Center, 11.94 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
- Carolina East Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 11.98 miles away2000 Neuse Blvd New Bern North Carolina 28560Government - Hospital District or Authority(252) 633-8640
- Onslow Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19 miles away317 Western Boulevard Jacksonville North Carolina 28540Government - Hospital District or Authority(910) 577-2345
- Brynn Marr HospPsychiatric 19.72 miles away192 Village Drive Jacksonville North Carolina 28540Government - Federal(919) 577-1400
- Fmc Dialysis Services of Jones County9.27 miles away110 Industrial Park Drive Trenton North Carolina 28585Dialysis Stations: 10 (252) 448-4575
- New Bern Dialysis11.92 miles away2113 Neuse Blvd New Bern North Carolina 28560CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 37 (252) 633-6303
- Fmc Dialysis of Craven County11.92 miles away2113-B Neuse Blvd New Bern North Carolina 28560Dialysis Stations: 28 (252) 633-3378
- Total Renal Care of North Carolina LLC18.84 miles away14 Office Park Drive Jacksonville North Carolina 28546CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 33 (910) 353-6888