The Highlands at Brighton is in the densely populated metropolitan area of Rochester, New York which has a population of 478,127 people. With an overall score of B, this nursing home is a very good choice. Indeed, we thought highly enough of this nursing home to rank it ahead of most of the nursing homes in Rochester. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home did not have any bad scores in any of the four major categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.
The Highlands at Brighton
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Bariatric Care
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall score, this nursing home also earned first-rate inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our higher scores in that category, with a grade of A. Our inspection ratings are based on pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This nursing home was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This indicates that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies an imminent threat to resident health or safety. A couple relatively minor deficiencies aren't something to panic about.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its profile, this nursing home also received a score of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this area. With our short-term care grade, we try to craft a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess a facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients that returned home from this facility. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next category we graded was long-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a solid grade of B-. Our long-term care grade assesses a facility's assistance with daily living rather than the highly skilled therapy or medical services that are critical to a skilled nursing facility. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. We were optimistic to discover that this nursing home vaccinated 95.103096 percent of its residents for pneumonia. This nursing home keeps its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Our next category is nursing, in which we awarded this facility a grade of B- in this category. Our nursing grade weighs quite a few factors, but the primary consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0.6 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a much lower figure than we were hoping for. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place surprisingly fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Highlands at Brighton Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Highlands at Brighton, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term residents that have pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Highlands at Brighton, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients that sustained falls which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Highlands at Brighton, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to poor nursing care. However, this metric can also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Highlands at Brighton, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Highlands at Brighton, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients who are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Highlands at Brighton, 13.6% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Highlands at Brighton, 91.89% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Highlands at Brighton, 14.66% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Highlands at Brighton, 18.82% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term patients that retained mobility levels. Many argue that the ability to move around is important for patients physical and mental well-being.
In The Highlands at Brighton, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Highlands at Brighton, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Highlands at Brighton, 8.77 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Highlands at Brighton, 74.71% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
Scores for Rochester, NY
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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