Brookshire Healthcare Center is located in Huntsville, Alabama. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B+. A score in this range requires solid marks in most areas. You can definitely do much worse than this nursing home. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive profile is its inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph
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Brookshire Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall score, this facility also earned an A+ inspection rating. This is based on the facility's recent government inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the highest complements we can offer a facility. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe 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
This facility performed well in our long-term care category. As a result, we awarded it a score of A- for that area, which happens to be one of our better grades. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 97.28916 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a strong short-term care score. Indeed, we gave it an above average grade of B in this category. Short-term care grades are meaningful for patients in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates additional skilled nursing. This means a broad spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 5.5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
The last area we scored was nursing, where this facility was awarded a C. Even though this is its worst category rating, this is still not the end of the world. In determining a facility's nursing rating, we consider the quantity of hours nurses are with residents as well as the level of skill of the nurses. This nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a relatively low total compared with most nursing homes. Lastly, although this facility got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of our quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it fared well in this area.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brookshire Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brookshire Healthcare Center, 9.43% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This gauges the percent of long-term patients which developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brookshire Healthcare Center, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients who have suffered falls which resulted in serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brookshire Healthcare Center, 3.36% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term residents who had a UTI. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brookshire Healthcare Center, 19.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term residents that are administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brookshire Healthcare Center, 23.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brookshire Healthcare Center, 1.24% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brookshire Healthcare Center, 91.17% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brookshire Healthcare Center, 13.58% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brookshire Healthcare Center, 14.98% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who maintained mobility. Some argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients well-being.
In Brookshire Healthcare Center, 1.81 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brookshire Healthcare Center, 14.98 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brookshire Healthcare Center, 10.28 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brookshire Healthcare Center, 76.71% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
Scores for Huntsville, AL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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