Senior Care Center - Brunswick is located in Brunswick, Georgia. With an overall score of B-, this appears to be a middle of the road facility. Based on our ratings, this facility likely wouldn't be a bad choice. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category is long-term care, which is discussed in the next section.
Senior Care Center - Brunswick
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home really excelled in the area of long-term care, where it received a grade of A-. Facilities that do well in this category typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 97.5332 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
This facility also performed well in the area of inspections. It received one of our highest scores in that area with an B+. Inspection grades are based on datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspections. Places that score well in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a middle of the road score in the category of short-term care, where it received a B-. In determining our short-term care grades, we size up a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is more often than not a fair measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation. It doesn't appear that this facility submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 5.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below average.
Switching gears to the next category, this nursing home received a decent nursing grade of C. The nursing grade includes many data points. The most important one is the number of hours nurses spent with residents. This facility provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a somewhat uninspiring figure as it is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility surprisingly excelled in some of the quality measures we looked at. In fact, it scored well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the number of hours of care offered.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Senior Care Center - Brunswick Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Senior Care Center - Brunswick, 10.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Senior Care Center - Brunswick, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Senior Care Center - Brunswick, 3.23% of Patients had UTIs
This metric tells you the percent of long-term residents which sustained a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Senior Care Center - Brunswick, 18.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to having more residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Senior Care Center - Brunswick, 21.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients that are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Senior Care Center - Brunswick, 5.43% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts believe this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Senior Care Center - Brunswick, 93.26% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Senior Care Center - Brunswick, 17.3% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Senior Care Center - Brunswick, 23.05% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Senior Care Center - Brunswick, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Senior Care Center - Brunswick, 23.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Senior Care Center - Brunswick, 11.54 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Senior Care Center - Brunswick, 69.88% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living often correlates with better rehabilitation.
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