Diversicare of Brookhaven is a small nursing home located in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Sporting an overall grade of A, this is without a doubt a phenomenal nursing home. As a matter of fact, this proved to be better than many of the nursing homes in Brookhaven, which has a good selection of nursing homes. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category ratings, which also impressed us. You just can't do any better than a straight A report card.
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Diversicare of Brookhaven
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Top Nursing Home in Mississippi Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Mississippi Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Brookhaven, Mississippi Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Mississippi Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Brookhaven, Mississippi Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a first rate facility overall, this nursing home also performed well in our inspections category, where it earned a grade of A+. Very few nursing homes fared this well in this category. Inspection ratings are based on many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this category typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. 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 also received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Nursing scores are primarily based on the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was strong in the area of short-term care, where we awarded it a score of A-. Only a select group of facilities received a better grade in this area. Our short-term care grade is often used to judge a nursing home's rehabilitation services In order to offer high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature better levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
In the final category, we gave this facility a grade of A+ for our long-term care rating. This rounded out a very impressive report card. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in this category it is typically a good sign for resident care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Diversicare of Brookhaven Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Diversicare of Brookhaven, 0.95% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients who suffered from pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Diversicare of Brookhaven, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Diversicare of Brookhaven, 0.69% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percent of long-term stay patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Diversicare of Brookhaven, 6.58% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Diversicare of Brookhaven, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Diversicare of Brookhaven, 1.38% of Patients
This is the percent of patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Diversicare of Brookhaven, 99.47% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Diversicare of Brookhaven, 10.95% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Diversicare of Brookhaven, 13.39% of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Diversicare of Brookhaven, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Diversicare of Brookhaven, 13.39% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Diversicare of Brookhaven, 27.1% 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 usually a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Diversicare of Brookhaven, 81.49% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Brookhaven, MS
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Brookhaven, Mississippi has 3 other nursing homes
- Copiah County Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 16.8 miles away21790 Highway 28 Hazlehurst Mississippi 39083Government - Local(601) 574-7000