Located in Brooklyn, Iowa, Brooklyn Community Estates is the only nursing home located in this city. This nursing home is a very respectable facility, with an overall grade of B. Based on our ratings, you could do much worse than this place. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Brooklyn Community Estates
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Meal Delivery
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall grade, this nursing home performed even better in our inspections category which is associated with the nursing home's recent inspections. We awarded it an A+ for that area, which is one of our highest grades. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered severe. This means that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies an imminent risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its profile, this facility also received a grade of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this category. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we looked at was short-term care, where this nursing home received a grade of B- in this category. In crafting these short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to create a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. It does not look like this nursing home provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Moving on to our fourth category, this facility was given a decent nursing grade of C. In computing a nursing home's nursing score, we assess the amount of time nurses are seeing residents and the level of licensure of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This figure is significantly below the national average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics. While this nursing home got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it fared very well in this area. This can be a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning a resident more often.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brooklyn Community Estates Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term patients which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term stay patients which have sustained a UTI. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 4.77% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 94.58% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 79.44% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.