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 solid facility, with an overall grade of B-. In our view, this facility ought to be a good fit for quite a few people. We were also pleased to find that this facility was consistent in all four of the other areas we looked at. More information about these categories can be found below.
Brown Health and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
We want to point out that this nursing home really outperformed its overall grade in the category of inspections. In fact, it received an excellent inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with an A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be relatively insignificant. While this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few relatively minor dings aren't something to panic about.
Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, we awarded this nursing home a B in our long-term care category. This happens to be one of our better grades. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are well cared for. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 99.28057 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is often a life threatening condition for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home does not leave this to chance. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best area is short-term care. We awarded it a B- in this area. This is essentially a middle of the pack score in this area. In the area of short-term care, we seek to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. We weren't able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this nursing home. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well below average.
The last area we looked at was nursing. We awarded this nursing home a grade of C in that category. We analyzed the levels of nurses employed by the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses were with patients, in calculating our grade in this area. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, nursing grades also factor in quality-based metrics, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a nursing home supplies enough nurses to assist its patients.
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, 10.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brown Health and Rehabilitation, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brown Health and Rehabilitation, 3.23% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic could be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brown Health and Rehabilitation, 18.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who were given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brown Health and Rehabilitation, 21.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents which were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brown Health and Rehabilitation, 5.43% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients showing signs of depression. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brown Health and Rehabilitation, 93.26% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brown Health and Rehabilitation, 17.3% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brown Health and Rehabilitation, 23.05% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term patients that remained mobile levels. Many in the industry believe that mobility is important for residents' well-being.
In Brown Health and Rehabilitation, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brown Health and Rehabilitation, 23.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brown Health and Rehabilitation, 11.54 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brown Health and Rehabilitation, 69.88% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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