Brown Health and Rehabilitation is a facility in Royston, Georgia, which has a population of 8,537 people. This nursing home proved to be a quality facility, with an overall grade of B. In our view, this facility looks like a good fit for quite a few people. Fortunately, this facility didn't have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Brown Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection ratings. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite minor. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its profile, this facility also received a grade of B for its long-term care rating. This is a well above average grade in this category. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 98.62543 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly can be a life or death condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't take any chances. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility received a favorable short-term care grade as well. We gave it one of our better grades in that category with a score of B. In our short-term care assessment, we endeavor to craft a sound measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. It does not look like this facility submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.7 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Switching gears to the final area, this nursing home was awarded a C for nursing, which is an acceptable rating. The nursing rating includes many factors. The most heavily weighted factor is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This place averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily, which is not an impressive total. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place actually fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good measures of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the number of hours of care offered.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brown Health and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brown Health and Rehabilitation, 10.1% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brown Health and Rehabilitation, 2.41% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brown Health and Rehabilitation, 4.76% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percentage of long-term care patients which have sustained UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brown Health and Rehabilitation, 14.72% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brown Health and Rehabilitation, 28.4% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brown Health and Rehabilitation, 3.53% of Patients
This is the percent of patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brown Health and Rehabilitation, 98.66% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brown Health and Rehabilitation, 13.39% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brown Health and Rehabilitation, 16.79% of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels.
In Brown Health and Rehabilitation, 0.42 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brown Health and Rehabilitation, 16.79% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brown Health and Rehabilitation, 0% of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brown Health and Rehabilitation, 77.63% of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements.
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