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Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center's website

251 Sturdy Rd,
Valparaiso IN 46383

(219) 462-6158

85.88% estimated occupancy 1

Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center is a senior living facility located in Valparaiso, Indiana, a city with a population of 78,553 people. This facility was given a somewhat concerning overall grade of D, which is a lower end score. If you are not satisfied with this facility's rather poor overall grade, you will be pleased to know there are four other nursing homes in Valparaiso. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's profile is its impressive inspection score. You can continue reading to find out about inspections and other category grades

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Audiology

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

While we were not high on this nursing home overall, we awarded it an A for our inspections rating. This score is significantly more impressive than the nursing home's overall grade. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of D. Our nursing grade considers a number of subcategories. The most important factor is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This place offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This facility performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these metrics to be measures of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

We gave this nursing home just a D for our long-term care score. This is not a score to write home about. Facilities that don't fare well in this category often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in a few of the areas of routine medical care we looked at. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. Candidly, we were a bit alarmed this facility vaccinated 71.55556 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which happens to be quite a few points below average. To our surprise, this place actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The last area we analyzed was short-term care. This nursing home received a rock bottom grade of F in that area. Short-term care grades are generally employed to gauge a facility's rehabilitation services. To provide good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must offer better levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. As you might expect, we learned that this nursing home offers far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the typical nursing home. Finally, we considered the number of residents who returned home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.5 percent of this facility's patients 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.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care patients that have suffered a fall leading to severe injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs

This metric gauges the percentage of long-term care residents who have sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic can also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents that are given antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 12.38% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 91.56% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 16.12% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of deterioration of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 17.5% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 11.23 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 73.53% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements.

Scores for Valparaiso, IN

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of C
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

Looking for more options? Valparaiso, Indiana has 4 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Porter Regional HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.49 miles away85 East Us Hwy 6 Valparaiso Indiana 46383Proprietary(219) 983-8300
  • St Mary Medical Center IncAcute Care Hospitals 11.8 miles away1500 S Lake Park Ave Hobart Indiana 46342Voluntary non-profit - Private(219) 942-0551
  • Franciscan Health Crown PointAcute Care Hospitals 17.74 miles away1201 S Main St Crown Point Indiana 46307Voluntary non-profit - Church(219) 757-6100
  • Methodist Hospitals IncAcute Care Hospitals 18.7 miles away600 Grant St Gary Indiana 46402Voluntary non-profit - Private(219) 886-4000
  • La Porte HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 18.82 miles away1007 Lincolnway La Porte Indiana 46350Voluntary non-profit - Private(219) 326-1234

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita - Valparaiso0.91 miles away606 E Lincolnway Valparaiso Indiana 46383Dialysis Stations: 22 (219) 531-1299
  • Valparaiso Dialysis1.02 miles away2711 Leonard Drive Suite 100 Valparaiso Indiana 46383Dialysis Stations: 12 (219) 462-1233
  • Fmc - Portage Dialysis Center9.34 miles away5950 Us Highway 6 Portage Indiana 46368Dialysis Stations: 17 (219) 762-5731
  • Davita - Portage9.53 miles away5823 Us Hwy 6 Portage Indiana 46368Dialysis Stations: 16 (219) 764-0564
  • Dsi - Coffee Creek Dialysis9.73 miles away3100 Village Point, Suite 101 Chesterton Indiana 46304Dialysis Stations: 19 (219) 395-8020
  • Dialysis Center of Portage LLC9.86 miles away5615 Us Highway 6 Portage Indiana 46368Dialysis Stations: 17 (219) 762-4848
  • Davita - Chesterton10.16 miles away711 Plaza Drive, Suite 6 Chesterton Indiana 46304Dialysis Stations: 12 (219) 926-6049
  • Fmc - Hobart12.32 miles away1330 S. Wisconsin Street Hobart Indiana 46342CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (219) 947-9289