Brushy Creek Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center is a large facility located in Greer, South Carolina. With an overall score of A-, this facility is one of the better facilities we looked at. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the United States. This facility also received consistently good ratings in each of the major categories. More information about these categories is available below.
Brushy Creek Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
101 Cottage Creek Circle,
Greer SC 29650
92.98% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Inspection grades account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this area generally have very few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was superb in the category of short-term care, where it received a grade of A. Not many facilities performed better in this category. Our short-term care ratings are thought to be more important for residents in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally requires more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. We were extremely impressed to find that this facility offers its residents substantially more physical therapist hours than most other 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 found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home in South Carolina in this area with 68.4 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, at most facilities, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also performed well in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a score of A-. Few facilities received a better grade in this category. Facilities that do well in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 98.04878 percent of its residents, which is much higher than the average nursing home. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.05 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes.
Turning to the last area, this nursing home received a strong nursing rating. We awarded it a grade of B+ in that category, completing one of our better profiles. We weighed the qualifications of nurses working for the nursing home, as well as the quantity of hours the nurses were with patients, in determining our grade in this area. This nursing home provides an impressive 4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, this facility was also above average in each of the major quality-based metrics we looked at in this category. By way of illustration, it performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brushy Creek Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brushy Creek Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 9.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients who developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brushy Creek Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 3.6% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay residents who had falls which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brushy Creek Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 3.11% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brushy Creek Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 15.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brushy Creek Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 20.09% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brushy Creek Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 3.01% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brushy Creek Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 90.67% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brushy Creek Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 14.17% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brushy Creek Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 22.6% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term patients that remained mobile levels. Many in the industry argue that mobility is vital to patients well-being.
In Brushy Creek Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 1.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brushy Creek Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 22.6 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brushy Creek Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 13.44 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brushy Creek Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 72.9% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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