Brookshire Healthcare Center

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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4320 Judith Lane,
Huntsville AL 35805

(256) 837-1730

72.86% estimated occupancy 1

Brookshire Healthcare Center is a large facility located in Huntsville, Alabama. With an overall grade of B, this facility is a great choice. The nursing homes in Huntsville received high grades across the board with a B+ city grade, making this one of the better places in Alabama to find a nursing home. This place was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To pair with its favorable overall performance, we gave this place an A+ for the area of inspections. Inspection grades account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this area typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home also received a strong long-term care score. In fact, we gave it an above average score of B+ in this category. When facilities receive this type of grade in long-term care it is a good sign for resident care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 98.722046 percent of its patients, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. This place also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 1.2 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a much lower hospitalization rate than most nursing homes.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. This wasn't quite on par with some of its other category grades mentioned above. Nursing ratings are heavily correlated with quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home provides 2.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also factored in a few quality-based metrics in this category. Although this nursing home didn't rank well in terms of its nursing hours, it performed much better in some of the quality measures we looked at. For example, in terms of the percentage of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, this facility fared better than average. This is usually a good indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided with better nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The next category we assessed is short-term care. In this category, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. Our short-term care scores are presumably most important for individuals in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally requires additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. We were pleased to find that this nursing home employs both registered nurses and physical therapists. The same can't be said for all nursing homes. The last metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. This place was respectable in this metric with 48.5 percent of its patients returning home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Brookshire Healthcare Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Brookshire Healthcare Center, 9.21% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Brookshire Healthcare Center, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a fall which caused severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Brookshire Healthcare Center, 3.27% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Brookshire Healthcare Center, 19.34% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Brookshire Healthcare Center, 23.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Brookshire Healthcare Center, 1.38% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could be an indicator a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Brookshire Healthcare Center, 91.71% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Brookshire Healthcare Center, 13.51% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate decline of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Brookshire Healthcare Center, 18.39% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Brookshire Healthcare Center, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Brookshire Healthcare Center, 18.39 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Brookshire Healthcare Center, 11.47 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Brookshire Healthcare Center, 72.41% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation.

Scores for Huntsville, AL

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus

Looking for more options? Huntsville, Alabama has 6 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Huntsville HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.78 miles away101 Sivley Rd Huntsville Alabama 35801Government - Hospital District or Authority(256) 265-1000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Endeavor Dialysis2.19 miles away1675 Sparkman Drive Huntsville Alabama 35816CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 15 (256) 722-0013
  • Fmc North Alabama2.25 miles away1311 N Memorial Pkwy #200 Huntsville Alabama 35801Dialysis Stations: 22 (256) 536-8571
  • Fmc Parkway2.67 miles away1311 N Memorial Pkwy Ste 100 Huntsville Alabama 35801Dialysis Stations: 15 (256) 536-5563
  • Fmc Huntsville2.99 miles away2325 Pansy Street Suite C Huntsville Alabama 35801Dialysis Stations: 31 (256) 536-1897
  • Fmc Chase3.39 miles away1849 Keats Drive Northwest Huntsville Alabama 35810CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (256) 852-8900
  • Fmc Discovery4.77 miles away1131 Eagletree Ln, ste100 Huntsville Alabama 35801Dialysis Stations: 20 (256) 489-4160
  • Bio Medical Applications of Alabama5.06 miles away8000 Charlotte Drive Sw Huntsville Alabama 35802Dialysis Stations: 16 (256) 880-5151
  • Fmc Odyssey Dialysis6.35 miles away40 Hughes Road Madison Alabama 35758Dialysis Stations: 15 (256) 772-4435

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