Heartland Health Care Center-Briarwood is an average-sized non-profit nursing home in Flint, Michigan. Sporting an overall score of B+, this nursing home should work for most prospective patients. Based on our assessment, this facility looks like a good fit for quite a few people. The best part of this facility's strong report card was its short-term care rating. We discuss short-term care in the next section
Heartland Health Care Center-Briarwood
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
3011 N Center Rd,
Flint MI 48506
68.2% estimated occupancy 1
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a first-rate nursing home overall, this facility also excelled at short-term care, where it received an elite grade of A+. In determining our short-term care scores, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to devise a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. This facility is the gold standard when it comes to skilled nursing staffing. The facility provided approximately 1.5 times as many physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the typical facility. This is what we like to find when grading a facility in this category. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return home from this facility. On top of excelling in the area of physical therapy staffing, we found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in the nation in this area with 64 percent of its residents returning home.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an A+. Our nursing score is based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the number of hours spent with residents. This nursing home boasts an impressive 3.9 hours of nursing care per patient daily, of which more than one hour of these hours were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. Lastly, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home the nation when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
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This nursing home received a solid inspection report this year as well, with few dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it earned one of our better grades in that category with a score of B-. Inspection scores account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we scored was long-term care, in which this facility was given a C. This actually is this nursing home's worst category. This is still not a poor grade. For prospective patients looking for a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. In addition to providing solid levels of nursing care, this nursing home gave the pneumonia vaccine to 99.4382 percent of its residents. This figure is higher than the average nursing home. This combination proved to be effective as this nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 1.1 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a much better hospitalization rate than most nursing homes.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heartland Health Care Center-Briarwood Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heartland Health Care Center-Briarwood, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heartland Health Care Center-Briarwood, 2.87% 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 Heartland Health Care Center-Briarwood, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with facilities with worst hygiene practices. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heartland Health Care Center-Briarwood, 13.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who were given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heartland Health Care Center-Briarwood, 18.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heartland Health Care Center-Briarwood, 3.45% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heartland Health Care Center-Briarwood, 91.71% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heartland Health Care Center-Briarwood, 12.37% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heartland Health Care Center-Briarwood, 19.59% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Heartland Health Care Center-Briarwood, 1.35 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heartland Health Care Center-Briarwood, 19.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heartland Health Care Center-Briarwood, 10.82 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heartland Health Care Center-Briarwood, 76.52% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with successful rehabilitation.
Scores for Flint, MI
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of D
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