Brookridge Retirement Community is a facility in Winston Salem, North Carolina which has a population of 250,944 people. Featuring an overall grade of B+, this facility should work for most people. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities nationally. The best part of this facility's impressive report card is its inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
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Brookridge Retirement Community
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Meal Delivery
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Aquatic Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Winston Salem, North Carolina Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in North Carolina Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall score, this nursing home also received first-rate health inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our best scores in that category, with an A. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this category typically have few of these severe deficiencies. We weren't able to locate information on deficiency's for this nursing home. We wish we had more data for this nursing home. Without all of the deficiency related data, it is difficult to grade this facility in this category.
Short-term Care Quality
Among this facility's other accomplishments is its first-rate short-term care score. We awarded them one of our strongest grades in that category, with a score of A. In our short-term care score, we strive to forge a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze a nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. We weren't able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 7.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility was given an impressive long-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our better scores in that area with a score of B+. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are well cared for. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
The last area we rated is nursing, where this facility received a B-. This actually turned out to be this nursing home's least impressive category. This is nevertheless not a bad grade. Our nursing grade includes several components, many of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility actually fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brookridge Retirement Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brookridge Retirement Community, 2.99% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brookridge Retirement Community, 14.43% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who experienced falls resulting in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brookridge Retirement Community, 3.53% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brookridge Retirement Community, 22.92% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brookridge Retirement Community, 12.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brookridge Retirement Community, 1.09% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many in the industry argue this is a measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brookridge Retirement Community, 100% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brookridge Retirement Community, 22.89% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brookridge Retirement Community, 14.45% of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term patients who maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brookridge Retirement Community, 14.45% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brookridge Retirement Community, 9.44% of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brookridge Retirement Community, 70.66% of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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