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Brunswick Cove Nursing Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

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

1478 River Road,
Winnabow NC 28479

(910) 371-9894

52.68% 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 D, which is a subpar grade. As far as we can see, we'd be very reluctant to recommend this facility. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's report card is its strong inspection grade. You can continue reading to find out about inspections and other category grades

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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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

While we did not rate this facility favorably overall, we want to point out its relatively favorable health inspections in recent years. We gave it a B+ in this category, which was much better than its overall score. Our inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid places with too many severe deficiencies flagged. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The second highest category we gave this facility in any area came in the area of short-term care, where we awarded it a C. Our short-term care scores are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The key is determining what bearing this had on the quality of care. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.1 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home's next highest area is long-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a C. In computing our long-term care ratings, we look at the personal care offered to a nursing home's residents. After considering the amount of nursing care, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. We were pleased to learn that this facility vaccinates 95.75071 percent of its residents against pneumonia. This facility also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

Moving on to our final area, this nursing home really did not fare well in this area either. With a bottom of the barrel grade of F in nursing, this is just about as bad as it gets. We analyzed the licensure of nurses at the facility, in addition to the quantity of time those nurses spent with patients, in determining our rating in this area. This nursing home offered a meager 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This nursing home fared well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Brunswick Cove Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 10.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

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

This is the percentage of patients who have had a fall leading to major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

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

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care residents which sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can also be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 11.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 22.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 2.92% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many in the industry would argue that this is a measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 88.16% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 19.43% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of erosion of a resident's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 26.81% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels.


Grade: A-minus

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 26.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 11.94 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Brunswick Cove Nursing Center, 72.2% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

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