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.
Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
251 Sturdy Rd,
Valparaiso IN 46383
88.11% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
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.
Short-term Care Quality
One of this nursing home's higher category grades was in the area of short-term care. This proved to be its second most favorable category. In that area, we gave this nursing home a C. In the area of short-term care, we strive to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually well below average.
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This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of C for that category, which is not a bad score. We assessed the skill-level of nurses employed by the facility, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses were with patients, in determining our rating in this category. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility actually excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In fact, it performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed is long-term care. We gave it a lowly F for this category, which is an abysmal score. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in this category may not provide the type of consistent around the clock care that some other facilities offer. One of the criteria we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. Candidly, we were a bit worried that this facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to just 67.5 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this facility actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 7.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 3.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 1.87% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 13.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 21.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 12.89% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many argue this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 91.48% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 15.74% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 15.7% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 15.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 11.29 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures 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
In Brickyard Healthcare - Valparaiso Care Center, 73.78% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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 C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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