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Brookhaven Health Care Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Brookhaven Health Care Center's website

120 Park End Place,
East Orange NJ 07018

(973) 676-6000

93.44% estimated occupancy 1

Brookhaven Health Care Center is a nursing home located in East Orange, New Jersey, a city with 64,267 people. Sporting an overall grade of B+, this is a strong nursing home. Based on our analysis, you can do much worse than this facility. The best aspect of this facility's strong profile was its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Awards

Best Nursing Home in East Orange, New Jersey badge

Best Nursing Home in East Orange, New Jersey Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in East Orange, New Jersey badge

Best Nursing Home in East Orange, New Jersey Awards 2020

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this place ended up being a great nursing home is that it received an A+ in our inspections category. This is as good as it gets in this area. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

In addition, this facility also was awarded favorable short-term care grades this year. In fact, we gave it one of our higher scores in that area, with a grade of B. Short-term care grades are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 5.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. The nursing score weighs several datapoints, most of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The last category we analyzed is long-term care, in which this facility received a grade of B-. While this is its least impressive category rating, this is still not the end of the world. Our long-term care grades are more important for patients needing more conventional services related to activities of daily living. After looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 99.72752 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Brookhaven Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Brookhaven Health Care Center, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Brookhaven Health Care Center, 2.53% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Brookhaven Health Care Center, 1.65% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Brookhaven Health Care Center, 10.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Brookhaven Health Care Center, 17.42% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Brookhaven Health Care Center, 5.95% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents showing symptoms of depression. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Brookhaven Health Care Center, 91.97% of Patients

This is the percent of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Brookhaven Health Care Center, 10.68% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Brookhaven Health Care Center, 12.9% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels. Many believe that mobility is important for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Brookhaven Health Care Center, 1.68 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Brookhaven Health Care Center, 12.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Brookhaven Health Care Center, 8.37 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Brookhaven Health Care Center, 80.92% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Scores for East Orange, NJ

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of C
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

Looking for more options? East Orange, New Jersey has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • East Orange General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.01 miles away300 Central Ave East Orange New Jersey 07018Voluntary non-profit - Private(973) 266-4401
  • University HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.33 miles away150 Bergen St Newark New Jersey 07101Government - State(973) 972-5658
  • Newark Beth Israel Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.35 miles away201 Lyons Ave Newark New Jersey 07112Voluntary non-profit - Private(973) 926-7850
  • Saint Barnabas Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.64 miles away94 Old Short Hills Road Livingston New Jersey 07039Voluntary non-profit - Other(973) 322-5000
  • Essex County Hospital CenterPsychiatric 6.63 miles away204 Grove Avenue Cedar Grove New Jersey 07009Government - Local(973) 571-2801
  • Trinitas Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.84 miles away225 Williamson Street Elizabeth New Jersey 07207Voluntary non-profit - Private(908) 994-5000
  • Overlook Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.05 miles away99 Beauvoir Avenue Summit New Jersey 07902Voluntary non-profit - Other(908) 522-2000
  • Carepoint Health - Bayonne Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.7 miles away29 East 29th St Bayonne New Jersey 07002Voluntary non-profit - Private(201) 858-5000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Ea Orange Gen Hospital0.7 miles away310 Central Avenue Medical Arts Building - Dialysis Unit East Orange New Jersey 07017CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 29 (973) 395-4035
  • Fmc Orange Dc0.72 miles away258 Central Ave Orange New Jersey 07050CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (973) 675-3400
  • Davita East Orange Dialysis1.12 miles away14-20 Prospect Street East Orange New Jersey 07017CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (973) 672-2025
  • Fmc East Orange Dc1.46 miles away110 South Grove Street East Orange New Jersey 07018CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (973) 414-6100
  • Ara Dialysis at East Orange1.65 miles away20 Sussex Ave East Orange New Jersey 07018Dialysis Stations: 13 (973) 266-1093
  • Davita Irvington Dialysis1.83 miles away468 Chancellor Avenue Suite Ws-3 Irvington New Jersey 07111Dialysis Stations: 19 (973) 373-0294
  • Davita Renal Center of Newark1.88 miles away571 Central Ave Newark New Jersey 07107CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (973) 484-4994
  • Fmc Newark Univ Dc (Miele)2.19 miles away91-101 Hartford Street Newark New Jersey 07103Dialysis Stations: 18 (973) 624-7100