Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center is a facility located in Elkhart, Indiana, which has a population of 97,528 people. Sporting an overall score of C, this is likely a middle of the pack facility. Based on the data we reviewed, there are certainly far worse facilities out there. We were also pleased to find that this place was consistent in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories is available below.
Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
1001 W Hively Ave,
Elkhart IN 46517
50.57% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home earned an inspection score which is better than its overall rating. Inspection grades are tied to the facility's recent government inspections. We awarded this facility an above average grade of B+ in this category. Inspection grades are based on several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This facility was assessed 10 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to be an immediate risk to resident health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
The second highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of C. Our nursing rating is primarily associated with a nursing home's nurse staffing. This place provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a low total compared to most other nursing homes. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually an indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next best area we gave this nursing home in any area came in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a C. Our long-term care scores are based on the nursing home's quantity of nursing care. This includes a broad scope of personal care services, ranging from assistance with activities of daily living to routine healthcare services. After we finished looking at the quantity of nursing care, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. Candidly, we were a bit concerned this nursing home vaccinated just 75 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Nevertheless, this nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our last area, this facility was given a respectable short-term care score of C. In determining our short-term care scores, we look at the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This grade is often a useful measure of a facility's rehabilitation. We were surprised to find that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. In fact, it offered fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. It is still important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. Lastly, we considered the number of residents that returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center, 7.36% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center, 4.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center, 1.69% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center, 13.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center, 14.48% of Patients
This is the percent of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center, 91.03% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center, 15.46% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center, 12.91% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center, 1.53 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center, 12.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center, 12.43 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center, 73.74% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many argue this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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