Brooklyn Community Estates is a small nursing home in Brooklyn, Iowa. With an B+ overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all nursing homes in the country. Based on our analysis, you could do much worse than this place. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which we will address in the next section.
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Brooklyn Community Estates
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our long-term care grade. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 98.05195 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's third best category came in the area of short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a B-. In calculating these short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to formulate a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. It doesn't look like this nursing home provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The last statistic we assessed in this area is the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
The final category we looked at is this facility's poorest area. However, even in its worst category we still awarded it a respectable grade of B- for nursing. When calculating a nursing home's nursing rating, we look at the quantity of hours nurses commit to residents as well as the level of skill of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, nursing scores also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this place performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is generally an indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place. Some falls can be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses aids to assist its residents.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brooklyn Community Estates Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of long-term residents who have had falls which resulted in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic may be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care patients which were given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to having more patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term care patients which are administered antianxiety medication. These medications are used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 4.67% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 93.67% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who remained mobile levels. Some would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental health.
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 12.73 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brooklyn Community Estates, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.