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Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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251 Sturdy Rd,
Valparaiso IN 46383

87.52% 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. If you aren't deterred by this place's profile, you can continue reading to find out about its category grades. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.

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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-plus

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.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

One of this nursing home's higher category grades was in the area of long-term care. This proved to be its second most favorable category. In that area, we gave this nursing home a C. In a long-term care environment, the primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. We were a bit worried that this facility vaccinated 66.666664 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is significantly below the national average. Nevertheless, this facility keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

We gave this facility a grade of just D for our nursing rating. Our nursing grade analyzes many components, however, the main one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home offered just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This facility fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these datapoints to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

Moving on to the last category, this nursing home really did not perform well here either. Due to an abysmal grade of F in short-term care, this is really as bad as it gets. Short-term care grades are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a broad range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. With a grade of this caliber for this category, we were not surprised to find this facility was well below average in multiple staffing figures we looked at. The nursing home supplied substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most nursing homes. The last datapoint we considered in this category is the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 3.3 percent of its residents returning home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 9.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 6.16% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients who suffered falls leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 0.74% of Patients had UTIs

This measures the percent of long-term care patients which sustained urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 3.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients which are administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 20.36% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 32.82% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term care patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 68.26% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 10% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate the decline of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 8.05% of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to the physical health of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 8.05% of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 11.46% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 86.26% of Resident

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

Scores for Valparaiso, IN

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

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