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Brunswick Cove Nursing Center

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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1478 River Road,
Winnabow NC 28479

(910) 371-9894

61.77% estimated occupancy 1

Brunswick Cove Nursing Center is located in Winnabow, North Carolina. The city has a total of 4,903 people. This facility was given an F, which is just about as bad as it gets in our grading scheme. At the end of the day, you would be better off to avoid of this place. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category was long-term care, which is discussed in the next section.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Hemodialysis
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Oncology Care
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2023)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Although we graded this facility extremely poorly overall, it surprisingly earned an impressive long-term care score this year. We awarded it a B in this category. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. One of the factors we considered after nursing hours was vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. This is a great way to minimize negative health outcomes for the elderly population. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: C

As it turns out, its government inspection reports were not the source of this facility's bottom of the barrel overall grade. In fact, it received a C in this category. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was assessed 5 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but we were relieved to find that none were in category J, K or L. This indicates that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies to put patient safety or health in immediate harm or jeopardy. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

This facility ended up receiving rock bottom score in our nursing category. It received an F in this category. There are several factors included in this area. Many of these criteria are tied to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home offered only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The next category we scored is short-term care. Sadly, it received an abysmal F for this area, which is a poor score. Our short-term care scores are important for residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. With a score of this caliber in this area, we weren't shocked to discover that this place was below average in two of the key staffing areas we focus on. It provided substantially fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most nursing homes. The final item we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar statistics doomed this nursing home's short-term care grade.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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Brunswick Cove Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 5.91% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 1.96% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that have sustained a fall which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 2.02% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 23.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for several medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 19.88% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 0% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. High rates of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 99.73% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 25.77% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 30.56% of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.


Grade: B

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 30.56% of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 7.52% of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 72.36% of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living generally correlates with successful rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mcleod Loris HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.84 miles away3655 Mitchell Street Loris South Carolina 29569Voluntary non-profit - Private(843) 716-7000
  • Novant Health Brunswick Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.59 miles away1 Medical Center Dr PO Box 139 Supply North Carolina 28462Voluntary non-profit - Other(910) 755-8121
  • Grand Strand Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.66 miles away809 82nd Parkway Myrtle Beach South Carolina 29572Proprietary(843) 692-1000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita Longs Dialysis9.14 miles away90 Cloverleaf Dr Suite 306 Longs South Carolina 29568Dialysis Stations: 10 (843) 399-5275
  • Fmc Dialysis Services North Myrtle Beach10.48 miles away1307 13th Avenue North North Myrtle Beach South Carolina 29582CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (843) 361-1709
  • Southeastern Dialysis Shallotte13.86 miles away4770 Shallotte Avenue Shallotte North Carolina 28470Dialysis Stations: 18 (910) 754-5563
  • Loris Dialysis Center15.56 miles away3827 Bell Street Loris South Carolina 29569Dialysis Stations: 20 (843) 756-0300
  • Fmc Brunswick County18.81 miles away98 Stone Chimney Road Se Supply North Carolina 28462Dialysis Stations: 10 (910) 754-3280