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Brunswick Cove Nursing Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Brunswick Cove Nursing Center's website

1478 River Road,
Winnabow NC 28479

(910) 371-9894

51.94% estimated occupancy 1

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 quality 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

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Individual
  • 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 (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Among its many impressive grades, this nursing home received an excellent nursing score. In fact, we gave it an B+ in that category. Our nursing rating is largely based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B

Another strong feature for this nursing home is that it excelled in inspections, with a grade of B in that category. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better grades in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. 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.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final category we graded was long-term care. We gave this nursing home a B- in this category. Our long-term care grades are more meaningful for patients needing more conventional services related to activities of daily living. After we finished assessing the amount of care provided by nurses, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. We were optimistic to discover that this nursing home vaccinates 98.870056 percent of its residents for pneumonia. This nursing home keeps its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Brunswick Cove Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 10.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 3.86% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered falls leading to major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 3.21% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic may be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 11.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 22.05% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 3.01% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating signs of depression. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 87.89% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 18.87% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate deterioration of a resident's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 24.57% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.


Grade: A

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 1.39 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: B

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 24.57 Percentage 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: D

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 11.81 Percentage 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: B-minus

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 72.58% Percentage 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