Located in Brooklyn, Iowa, Brooklyn Community Estates is the only nursing home located in this city. This nursing home is a highly rated 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 Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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 performing well overall, this facility also received a nearly flawless inspection report. Consequently, it earned one of our highest scores in that area with a grade of A+. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to be an imminent threat 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
This facility also was awarded an impressive long-term care score. Indeed, we awarded it an above average score of B+ in this area. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is too frequently a deadly illness for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't take any chances. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the third category, this nursing home also received a grade of B for its short-term care rating. This is an above average grade in this area. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to formulate a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. It doesn't look like this nursing home provided registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. The final statistic we considered in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
The next area we analyzed ended up being this facility's weakest area. However, even in its worst category we still gave it a respectable grade of C for our nursing category. In computing a nursing home's nursing score, we assess the number of hours nurses spend with residents as well as the levels of training of the nurses. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, which is not an impressive total. Lastly, although this nursing home got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in a few of our quality measures. With fewer than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it did well in this statistic.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brooklyn Community Estates Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. More supervision can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care patients which have had urinary tract infections. UTI's may be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term patients which were administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 4.48% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 94.58% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels. Many argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.