The Brightonian is one of nine available nursing homes located in Rochester, New York. We gave this facility an overall grade of C. A grade of this caliber requires some solid scores. Rochester received a city grade of B, so there are some other options in the city worth considering. One of the highlights of this nursing home's profile is its strong inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Catheter Care
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable nursing home overall, this facility really excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively insignificant. This place received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to resident safety or health. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
The second most favorable area we awarded this facility in any category came in the category of short-term care, where we awarded it a grade of B-. Our short-term care ratings are believed to be more critical for residents in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically requires additional highly-skilled nursing. This includes not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. In this place's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the average facility. The hope is always that this does not adversely impact the quality of care. The last measure we considered in this category is the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.
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Moving on to another strength for this facility, it also earned an elite nursing rating. In fact, we gave this facility an impressive grade of D. When calculating our nursing grades, we look at both nursing hours and the training levels of those nurses. With only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily, this place's nurse staffing levels were significantly below the national average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing grades. This facility performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we graded was long-term care, which proved to be this facility's weakest area. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in this category. Nursing homes that do not fare well in long-term care typically are not as well-staffed and are lagging in a few of the areas of routine medical care we assessed. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility administered the vaccine to just 74.3421 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Brightonian Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Brightonian, 9.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Brightonian, 3.11% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which had a fall leading to major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Brightonian, 2.03% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint could be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Brightonian, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Brightonian, 13.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Brightonian, 13.75% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression could imply lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Brightonian, 90.38% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Brightonian, 15.3% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Brightonian, 14.12% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Brightonian, 14.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Brightonian, 9.74 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Brightonian, 75.23% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Rochester, NY
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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