Brookestone Acres is an average-sized non-profit facility located in Columbus, Nebraska. This facility was given an overall grade of B, which is a good rating. Based on our assessment, this nursing home has quite a bit going for it. Fortunately, this nursing home did not have any weak links in any of the major categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its favorable overall grade, we gave this place an A for the area of inspections. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being quite insignificant. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was given a favorable short-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this category. In the category of short-term care, we try to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. Our nursing score analyzes the facility's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of licensure of those nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed is long-term care. This nursing home was given a C for the category. For prospective residents in need of a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. Candidly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility vaccinated 89.952156 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which happens to be quite a few points lower than average. Fortunately, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization 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.
Brookestone Acres Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brookestone Acres, 5.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brookestone Acres, 4.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls which result in injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brookestone Acres, 3.69% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brookestone Acres, 18.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for treating several conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brookestone Acres, 19.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brookestone Acres, 4.27% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who are showing signs of depression. Some argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brookestone Acres, 93.22% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brookestone Acres, 15.08% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brookestone Acres, 21.04% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Brookestone Acres, 1.25 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brookestone Acres, 21.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brookestone Acres, 8.88 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brookestone Acres, 77.94% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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