Brown Nursing Home is one of a mere two facilities in Alexander City, Alabama. This facility appears to be ranked among the better facilities we looked at. A score in this range requires first-rate marks across the board. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top quarter of all facilities in the country. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Brown Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of performing well overall, this nursing home also received nearly flawless government inspections. Therefore, it received one of our highest grades in that area with a grade of A+. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was dominant in the area of long-term care, where it received a score of A-. Few facilities fared better in this area. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 99.59677 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was strong in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of A-. Not many nursing homes received a better grade in this area. In our short-term care score, we try to create a valuable measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we look at the facility's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Switching gears to the final category, this facility received a strong nursing score. While this was not quite as good as several of its other category grades, this is nevertheless one of our more impressive grades we offer. When computing a facility's nursing grade, we consider the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients and the level of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 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 nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brown Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brown Nursing Home, 9.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brown Nursing Home, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brown Nursing Home, 3.25% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint may also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brown Nursing Home, 19.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brown Nursing Home, 23.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brown Nursing Home, 1.35% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some experts would argue this is a measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brown Nursing Home, 91.96% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brown Nursing Home, 13.45% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate erosion of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brown Nursing Home, 18.12% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels.
In Brown Nursing Home, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brown Nursing Home, 18.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brown Nursing Home, 72.53% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.