Brookridge Retirement Community is a facility in Winston Salem, North Carolina which has a population of 250,944 people. Featuring an overall grade of A-, this facility is among the more impressive facilities we looked at. In fact, this is better than many of the nursing homes in Winston Salem, which has a decent selection of nursing homes. As you will see below, this facility also performed well in our category grades. It would be hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.
Brookridge Retirement Community
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Meal Delivery
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility excelled at short-term care. In fact, we awarded it an A for that category. Our short-term care ratings are believed to be more critical for residents requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 7.3 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Adding to its impressive category scores, this nursing home excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Not many nursing homes performed better in this area. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this category most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that we were able to find information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Without all of the deficiency data for this facility, it was difficult to evaluate it in the inspections category.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. The nursing grade is based on a number of datapoints. The most important variable is the amount of time nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provides 0.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility 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 country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning patients more frequently.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we rated was long-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a B. While this turned out to be its weakest category grade, this is nevertheless a strong rating. For patients seeking a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 69.1358 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which happens to be a bit lower than we expected but still a respectable percentage. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brookridge Retirement Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brookridge Retirement Community, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brookridge Retirement Community, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who have suffered falls leading to severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brookridge Retirement Community, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better hygiene protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brookridge Retirement Community, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brookridge Retirement Community, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brookridge Retirement Community, 2.92% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brookridge Retirement Community, 88.16% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brookridge Retirement Community, 19.43% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brookridge Retirement Community, 26.81% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels. Many argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients mental and physical well-being.
In Brookridge Retirement Community, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brookridge Retirement Community, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brookridge Retirement Community, 11.94 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brookridge Retirement Community, 72.2% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
Scores for Winston Salem, NC
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- 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
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