With an address in Elkhorn, Nebraska, Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center is one of only two available facilities in the city. This facility is one of the most impressive nursing homes we looked at. A score in this range requires superb scores across the board. In fact, this nursing home has the distinction of being one of the 50 best nursing homes in Nebraska. As you will see below, this facility also performed just fine in our category scores. It is hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is 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
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ in the area of short-term care. In determining our short-term care scores, we assess a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This grade is typically a reliable measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.9 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
The next category we looked at was inspections, where this facility also received an A+ grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with better grades in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This place received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies an imminent risk to patient health or safety. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.
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This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. There are numerous datapoints within this category. Most of these subcategories are tied to nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving patients at least once a day.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we rated was long-term care, in which this nursing home received a grade of B. This actually was this facility's least impressive area. A facility could be doing a lot worse when their weakest score still is superior to most other nursing homes. When facilities receive this type of grade in long-term care it is a good sign for patient care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is far higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center, 5.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center, 4.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center, 3.69% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols can minimize the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center, 18.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term residents who are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center, 19.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center, 4.27% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center, 93.22% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center, 15.08% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center, 21.04% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that remained mobile levels.
In Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center, 1.25 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center, 21.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center, 8.88 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center, 77.94% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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