Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center is a facility located in Elkhart, Indiana, which has a population of 97,528 people. This is a subpar facility, with an overall grade of D. If you are not happy with this facility's subpar overall grade, you will be pleased to know there are seven other nursing homes in Elkhart. If you aren't deterred by this facility's profile, you can continue reading to learn more about its category grades. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
While we did not rate this nursing home favorably overall, we want to point out its relatively favorable government inspections in recent years. We gave it a B in this area, which was much better than its overall grade. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
We also awarded this facility a grade of B- for our nursing rating. Our nursing grade is largely tied to a nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home actually fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the quantity of hours of care offered.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed was long-term care, where this nursing home was given a C in this area. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the criteria we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. We were a bit concerned this facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to just 89.583336 percent of its patients. Nevertheless, this nursing home keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed is short-term care. This nursing home was given a rock bottom grade of F in this category. In computing our short-term care ratings, we assess the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This score is considered to be a fair measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Not surprisingly, we found that this facility provides substantially less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average nursing home. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who returned home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.9 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well off the national 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, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who sustained UTI's. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are typically given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center, 12.38% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center, 91.56% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center, 16.12% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center, 17.5% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brickyard Healthcare – Elkhart Care Center, 11.23 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 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, 73.53% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
Scores for Elkhart, IN
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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