Senior Care Center - Brunswick is located in Brunswick, Georgia. With an overall score of C, 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 Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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 97.24951 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is more 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 always a good sign.
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We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the category of nursing care, with a grade of C. The nursing rating analyzes quite a few datapoints, but the main consideration is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. 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 place surprisingly excelled in some of the quality measures we looked at. In fact, it performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the quantity of hours of care provided.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we rated was short-term care, ended up being this facility's least impressive category. We gave this facility a grade of D in that area. In computing our short-term care grades, we size up the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This category is typically a meaningful measure of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Considering its score in this category, we were not surprised to find that this place is well below average in terms of the quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its residents based on the measures we looked at. Honestly, this was about what we expected here. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 5.1 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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, 10.37% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Senior Care Center - Brunswick, 3.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are often linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Senior Care Center - Brunswick, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Senior Care Center - Brunswick, 18.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Senior Care Center - Brunswick, 21.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Senior Care Center - Brunswick, 5.28% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Senior Care Center - Brunswick, 93.36% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Senior Care Center - Brunswick, 16.65% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Senior Care Center - Brunswick, 20.73% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Senior Care Center - Brunswick, 1.6 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Senior Care Center - Brunswick, 20.73 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Senior Care Center - Brunswick, 11.5 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Senior Care Center - Brunswick, 69.89% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with better rehabilitation.
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