Brunswick Cove Nursing Center is located in Winnabow, North Carolina. The city has a total of 4,903 people. This facility received an overall grade of B+, which is a strong score. This nursing home definitely has plenty going for it. The best aspect of this facility's impressive report card is its short-term care rating. short-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph
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Brunswick Cove Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
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
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Short-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A for short-term care. In forming our short-term care scores, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to devise a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. We were not able to find information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Among this facility's other strengths is its elite nursing grade. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of A-. Our nursing grade is largely tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received an impressive long-term care score. Indeed, we gave it an above average score of B in this category. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are well cared for. After we finished assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly is often a deadly illness for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home does not take any chances. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
In the last category we assessed, this nursing home earned a decent score in inspections as well. We awarded it a B- for that category. We would argue that one of the most critical factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially focus on the severity of the deficiencies. 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.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brunswick Cove Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 6.15% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 2.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Falls are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 2.09% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percent of long-term patients who experienced a UTI. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 21.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 23.03% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 0% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 100% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 17.74% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 19.45% of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term residents that maintained mobility.
In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 19.45% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 6.87% of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 69.33% of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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