Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center is a large non-profit facility in Elkhorn, Nebraska. This facility is one of the top nursing homes we found. A score of this caliber requires top-notch marks across the board. In fact, this facility has the distinction of being one of the 50 best nursing homes in Nebraska. As you can see below, this facility also performed well in our category ratings. It is hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.
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Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- 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
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Best Nursing Home in Nebraska Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Elkhorn, Nebraska Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Nebraska Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Elkhorn, Nebraska Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Nebraska Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Elkhorn, Nebraska Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to faring well overall, this facility also earned a nearly flawless inspection report. Therefore, it earned one of our highest grades in that area with an A+. Our inspection scores are based on several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this category typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded an A+ short-term care grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to score a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to offer high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must feature higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.9 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. The nursing rating includes a number of factors. The most heavily weighted factor is the amount of time nurses spend with patients. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning patients at least once a day.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we scored is long-term care. We awarded this nursing home one of our higher scores in that area, with a grade of B. Even though this isn't as strong as a few of its other scores, it is nevertheless a fine score. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in this category it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 99.71346 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is often a life or death illness for nursing home patients so we prefer when a facility doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, 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, 12.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center, 5.73% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of long-term residents that sustained a UTI. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center, 14.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center, 13.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center, 6.06% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could imply lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center, 99.35% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center, 7.96% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center, 8.19% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center, 8.19% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center, 7.13% of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center, 85.4% of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.
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