Brookmont Healthcare Center is located in Effort, Pennsylvania. This proved to be a very solid facility, with an overall grade of B. You could definitely do much worse than this nursing home. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about its category grades is available below.
Brookmont Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a strong overall score, this place also received top notch inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our higher scores in this area, with an A-. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively insignificant. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's above average category scores came in the category of long-term care. We awarded them one of our more favorable scores in that area, with a grade of B+. When facilities receive this kind of grade in long-term care it is usually a good sign for resident care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 95.625 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Nursing ratings are largely associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home 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 state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of turning residents even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed is short-term care. We gave it a grade of B- in this category. This is not a bad grade in this area. Short-term care grades are commonly employed to measure a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to have highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have better levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.3 percent of this facility's residents returned home. This figure was below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brookmont Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brookmont Healthcare Center, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brookmont Healthcare Center, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that had a fall resulting in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brookmont Healthcare Center, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. More frequent bathing reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brookmont Healthcare Center, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brookmont Healthcare Center, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brookmont Healthcare Center, 3.12% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients showing signs of depression. High levels of depression could be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brookmont Healthcare Center, 88.22% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brookmont Healthcare Center, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brookmont Healthcare Center, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels.
In Brookmont Healthcare Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to preserving the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brookmont Healthcare Center, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brookmont Healthcare Center, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brookmont Healthcare Center, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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