Brunswick Cove Nursing Center is a large nursing home located in Winnabow, North Carolina. Featuring an overall score of B+, this looks like a very good nursing home. Based on our assessment, you can do much worse than this facility. The best part of this facility's impressive profile is its inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 175 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Limited Liability company

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

On top of performing well in its overall grade, this facility 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. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.

Nurse Quality

B+
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. In that category, we awarded this nursing home an B+. Our nursing rating looks at the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the number of hours spent with residents. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning residents more often.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: B-May 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

This nursing home is also above average in the category of short-term care, where it received a score of B+. It performed more favorably than most nursing homes in this area. In determining our short-term care ratings, we size up a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is typically a meaningful measure of a facility's rehabilitation services. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this nursing home provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who ultimately returned home from this nursing home. This place fared better than most facilities in the country in this area with 49.2 percent of its residents returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

The last area we assessed is long-term care. We gave this nursing home an acceptable grade in that area, with a grade of B-. Although this is not on par with some of this facility's other scores, it is nevertheless not a major area of concern. Our long-term care grades are more important for people requiring more traditional assistance related to activities of daily living. After looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. We were somewhat surprised to discover that this facility vaccinated a relatively low 75.13228 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.64 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B+
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Brunswick Cove Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.

Provider
A-
4.66%
State
B-
9.19%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls are often caused by lower quality nursing care.

Provider
C
4.76%
State
B
3.57%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients who suffered from a UTI. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to reporting standards.

Provider
B+
1.6%
State
B-
3.4%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
C
17.23%
State
B+
11.38%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Provider
C
25.48%
State
B-
23.41%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients showing depressive symptoms.

Provider
A+
0%
State
A-
1.77%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.

Provider
D
86.64%
State
B-
90.65%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.

Provider
D
24.24%
State
B-
18.46%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels. Some believe that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental well-being.

Provider
B
17.72%
State
A-
22.34%
National
B
17.09%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Provider
B-
1.94
State
B
1.58
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Provider
B
17.72
State
C
22.34
National
B
17.09

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A
5.75
State
B
10.89
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Provider
B+
74.46%
State
B-
65.7%
National
B
68.04%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Mcleod Loris Hospital 15.84 mi
3655 Mitchell Street Loris South Carolina 29569
(843) 716-7000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center 19.59 mi
1 Medical Center Dr PO Box 139 Supply North Carolina 28462
(910) 755-8121
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Grand Strand Regional Medical Center 19.66 mi
809 82nd Parkway Myrtle Beach South Carolina 29572
(843) 692-1000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary

Nearby Dialysis

Davita Longs Dialysis 9.14 mi
Dialysis Stations: 10
90 Cloverleaf Dr Suite 306 Longs South Carolina 29568
(843) 399-5275
Fmc Dialysis Services North Myrtle Beach 10.48 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 21
1307 13th Avenue North North Myrtle Beach South Carolina 29582
(843) 361-1709
Southeastern Dialysis Shallotte 13.86 mi
Dialysis Stations: 18
4770 Shallotte Avenue Shallotte North Carolina 28470
(910) 754-5563
Loris Dialysis Center 15.56 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
3827 Bell Street Loris South Carolina 29569
(843) 756-0300
Fmc Brunswick County 18.81 mi
Dialysis Stations: 10
98 Stone Chimney Road Se Supply North Carolina 28462
(910) 754-3280