With an address in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Brookview Health Care Center is one of seven available nursing homes there. After receiving an overall score of A, this facility is ranked among the highest-graded facilities we assessed. This is just about as good of a nursing home as you're going to find. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's exemplary profile is its inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Brookview Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a strong facility overall, it also earned A+ health inspections recently. Its inspections were nearly perfect. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are relatively minor. This place was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our nursing grade is mostly based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its remarkable assessment, this nursing home also received an excellent long-term care grade, with a score of A. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. After looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital 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 patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we graded was short-term care. We awarded this facility one of our more favorable grades in that category, with a grade of B. Although this wasn't as strong as many of its other grades, it is still a positive grade. In determining our short-term care grades, we scrutinize the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This rating is often a reliable measure of a facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we considered in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 3.9 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brookview Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brookview Health Care Center, 0% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brookview Health Care Center, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brookview Health Care Center, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brookview Health Care Center, 15.34% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brookview Health Care Center, 18.86% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brookview Health Care Center, 2.21% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients demonstrating signs of depression. High rates of depression could be a sign lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brookview Health Care Center, 100% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brookview Health Care Center, 6.98% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and eating. Some argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brookview Health Care Center, 14.66% of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Brookview Health Care Center, 0.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brookview Health Care Center, 14.66% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brookview Health Care Center, 16.49% of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brookview Health Care Center, 82.53% of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Chambersburg, PA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- 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 B-plus
Looking for more options? Chambersburg, Pennsylvania has 6 other nursing homes
- Chambersburg HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.78 miles away112 North Seventh Street Chambersburg Pennsylvania 17201Voluntary non-profit - Private(717) 267-3000
- Waynesboro HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 14.64 miles away501 East Main St Waynesboro Pennsylvania 17268Voluntary non-profit - Private(717) 765-4000
- Fulton County Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 19.88 miles away214 Peach Orchard Road Mc Connellsburg Pennsylvania 17233Voluntary non-profit - Private(717) 485-3155
- Dialysis Care Center - Chambersburg LLC1.24 miles away20 Parkwood Drive, Suite 1 Chambersburg Pennsylvania 17201Dialysis Stations: 14 (717) 401-2060
- Fresenius Kidney Care - Chambersburg1.34 miles away22 St. Paul Drive, Suite 104 Chambersburg Pennsylvania 17201CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (717) 263-8505
- u.s. Renal Care - Chambersburg2.07 miles awayPark Fifth Avenue, Professional Center 765 Fifth Avenue, Suite A Chambersburg Pennsylvania 17201CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (717) 263-9300
- Fresenius Kidney Care - Waynesboro14.64 miles away27 Vista Avenue Waynesboro Pennsylvania 17268CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (717) 765-8880
- Dialysis Care Center Fulton County, LLC19.87 miles away214 Peach Orchard Road Mc Connellsburg Pennsylvania 17233Dialysis Stations: 8 (717) 325-3180