Cherry Brook Health Care Center is a senior living facility in Collinsville, Connecticut, a city with a population of 163 people. Featuring an overall score of B+, this is a strong nursing home. At the end of the day, this facility is a solid choice for quite a few people. We were also pleased to find that this place didn't have any weak links in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about its category grades is available below.
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Cherry Brook Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- 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
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
- Lymphedema Care
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Best Nursing Home in Connecticut Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Connecticut Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a strong facility overall, this nursing home excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A-. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. Our inspection scores weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category generally have very few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
This nursing home performed well in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Our nursing score is largely associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third area we looked at was short-term care. This nursing home was awarded a very positive short-term care score, with a grade of B+ in the area. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we rated was long-term care. We gave this nursing home a solid score in that area, with a grade of B-. While this is not as dominant as several of this facility's other grades, it is nevertheless not a bad grade. In the category of long-term care, we look at the quantity of care provided by a facility, rather than more healthcare-oriented services. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 82.246376 percent of its residents. This is pretty significantly lower than average. Nevertheless, this nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cherry Brook Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cherry Brook Health Care Center, 8.34% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cherry Brook Health Care Center, 3.61% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients which had falls resulting in severe injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cherry Brook Health Care Center, 2.72% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cherry Brook Health Care Center, 15.41% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cherry Brook Health Care Center, 16.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cherry Brook Health Care Center, 10.52% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cherry Brook Health Care Center, 87.7% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cherry Brook Health Care Center, 15.48% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cherry Brook Health Care Center, 15.42% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Cherry Brook Health Care Center, 2.09 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cherry Brook Health Care Center, 15.42 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cherry Brook Health Care Center, 10.47 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cherry Brook Health Care Center, 76.57% 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. Some experts believe this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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