The British Home is a small non-profit facility located in Brookfield, Illinois. This facility received an A- overall, which is one of the best scores that we offer. A score of this caliber requires first-rate marks across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes nationally. The best part of this nursing home's impressive profile was its short-term care rating. We discuss short-term care in the next section
The British Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Top Nursing Home in Illinois Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a first rate nursing home overall, this nursing home also excelled in our short-term care category, where it earned an A. Few facilities performed better in this area. In our short-term care score, we attempt to create a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze the facility's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. Nursing ratings are mostly associated with a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this category tend to have few severe deficiencies. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we rated was long-term care, in which this nursing home was given a grade of C. Even though this is its poorest category grade, this is nevertheless not a terrible score. Our long-term care scores are more meaningful for folks in need of more traditional assistance related to personal care. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 92.77109 percent of its patients. This is a few points less than we expected but still a decent percentage. Fortunately, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The British Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The British Home, 8.73% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The British Home, 3.45% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The British Home, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered from UTI's. UTI's could be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint may be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The British Home, 18.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The British Home, 19.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The British Home, 30.45% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents showing depressive symptoms. High levels of depression could be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The British Home, 87.4% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The British Home, 13.9% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The British Home, 17.56% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is important for patients mental and physical well-being.
In The British Home, 1.66 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The British Home, 17.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The British Home, 11.82 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The British Home, 71.65% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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