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.
Brookview Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
2075 Scotland Avenue,
Chambersburg PA 17201
92.67% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
On top of earning a strong overall score, this nursing home also earned excellent inspections recently. We gave it one of our best scores in that area, with an A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some are relatively minor. This place received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to create an imminent risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Our nursing rating is mostly tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
Moving on our next category, this facility received a strong long-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- in this area. Facilities that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than the average nursing home. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category we analyzed, this facility was awarded an impressive grade grade of A- in our short-term care category. With this score, the nursing home finished off a straight A profile. In our short-term care assessment, we try to create a valuable barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess a nursing home's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we considered in this category is the number of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brookview Health Care Center, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percent of long-term residents which suffered falls which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brookview Health Care Center, 1.9% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. While more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brookview Health Care Center, 15.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients which are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brookview Health Care Center, 19.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brookview Health Care Center, 3.12% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brookview Health Care Center, 88.22% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brookview Health Care Center, 14.84% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brookview Health Care Center, 21.64% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term patients that maintained mobility.
In Brookview Health Care Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brookview Health Care Center, 21.64 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brookview Health Care Center, 8.92 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brookview Health Care Center, 72.59% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Chambersburg, PA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- 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
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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