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Brookestone Acres in Columbus, NE

Brookestone Acres is a medium-sized nursing home facility in Columbus, Nebraska (Platte county). The Nursing Home Site profile for Brookestone Acres includes: Pricing, Visiting / Business Hours, Resident Health and Wellness, Ratings, Activities, Comparisons, Directions, Surveys, and CMS Reviews.

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They have 80 beds and a daily average of 68.5 residents (which would leave,on average, 11 beds available). Brookestone Acres participates in Medicare and Medicaid and are classified as a Non profit - Corporation ownership. They offer residential councils. They are not located inside a hospital. They do not belong to a continuing care community.

Brookestone Acres received an overall rating from CMS of 4 stars compared to the NE average of 3.37 and a National average of 3.32. Ratings from residents, family members, and visitors to our site are available below. We encourage you to leave one of your own if you are familiar with their services. We also recommend giving them a call to address any additional senior and nursing care questions you may have after reviewing their Nursing Home Site profile.

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Nursing Home:
Brookestone Acres
Business Name:
Vsl Columbus Llc
Street Address:
4715 38TH STREET
Zip Code:
CMS Rating:
4 star overall rating
Medicare and Medicaid
Non profit - Corporation
In a Hospital:
Residential Councils
Special Focus:
Continuing Care:

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They are located at the following address: 4715 38th Street in Columbus Nebraska 68601.
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They can be reached by phone at (402) 942-9260.

Quality of care, CMS Ratings, Services, Staffing, and Top-rated Facilities can be viewed below.

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The average length of stay at Brookestone Acres is approximately 33.6 days. (this may include both short and long-term care (LTC) visits).

According to our latest records from CMS, the average daily amount billed by Brookestone Acres to Medicare is $740.51 per day (compared to a Nebraska average of $657.53) and Medicare reimbursed them an average of $348.28 per day (after any deductible and coinsurance). It is worth mentioning that Medicare pays for what they deem as 'medically necessary' skilled nursing care. You can learn more Here.

Please note that the pricing above is the average billed to Medicare. Each person and case is unique. (Supplemental Insurance / Medicare Advantage Plans, single or double rooms, etc). If you are interested in this facility you should contact Brookestone Acres directly for exact pricing and what options are available for you or your loved one's personal care needs.

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The average age at Brookestone Acres is approximately 83 years old.

The last time this data was collected they cared for at least 48 men and 77 women in a one year period that received Medicare benefits. This number fluctuates with each new resident.

Percentage of patients at Brookestone Acres with the following conditions:

Atrial Fibrillation
RA or OA

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Medicare and Medicaid participation for Brookestone Acres began on Sep 18, 2014.

Services Provided by Brookestone Acres include:
Blood Admin, Clinical Labs, Dental Care, Dietary, Housekeeping, Mental Health, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physician, Podiatry, Physical Therapy, Speech Pathology, Therapeutic Activities, Therapeutic Social Services, X-rays

Ownership Changes: 1
Last Ownership Change: 07-01-2017
Medicaid ID: 10026678600
Financial Year End: 06-30
Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC): WPS (NEBRASKA)
CMS Regional Office: Kansas City
Area: Rural
Dually Certified Beds: 80
Multi-Facility Name: Vetter Senior Living

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Brookestone Acres provides (per day, per resident) an average of:

Registered Nurse
43.8 minutes
45.6 minutes
227.4 minutes

Total Licensed Nursing Hours (Registered Nurses + Licensed Practical Nurses + Licensed Vocational Nurses) averages 1.49 hours per day per resident (the national average is 1.4 hours).

Additionally, a Physical Therapist (PT) is available an average of 4.56 minutes per day per resident (the national average is 6 minutes).

Additional Staffing can be viewed below. Each number represents a Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Employee of the type listed above it at Brookestone Acres. Read how FTE is defined.

Food Service
Medication Tech
Nurse Admin
Nursing Director
Occ. Therapist
OT Assistant
Other Staff
Physical Therapist
PT Aide
Social Services
Speech Pathology
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) does their best to provide a fair assessment of every Nursing Home, but please note these ratings are a snapshot in time.

Star ratings are often best used for basic comparisons and when deciding which facilities to visit. However, nothing beats actually visiting the nursing home yourself when possible.

Overall Rating: 4 stars 4 star overall rating

Health Inspection Rating: 4 stars 4 star health inspection rating

Staff Rating: 4 stars 4 star nurse staffing rating

Quality Measures Rating: 3 stars 3 star quality measures rating

Registered Nurses Rating: 4 stars 4 star rn staff rating

Long Term Stay Rating: 3 stars 3 star rn staff rating

Short Term Stay Rating: 4 stars 4 star rn staff rating

Compare these ratings with one of the highest rated nursing homes in Columbus:
Emerald Nursing & Rehab Columbus

Ratings are out of 5 with 5 being the best and 1 being the worst.

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Brookestone Acres in COLUMBUS, Nebraska has 80 beds compared to the Nebraska average of 74.75 and a National average of 106.16.

As of the last update they had a daily average of 68.5 residents compared to the NE average of 52.3 and a National average of 86.4.

This results in a 85.63% daily average occupancy rate compared to the Nebraska average of 69.97% and a national average of 81.38%.

Brookestone Acres's star ratings compare as follows:

  1. Overall Rating:
    4 stars compared to the NE average of 3.37 and a National average of 3.32.
  2. Health Inspection Rating:
    4 stars compared to the NE average of 2.71 and a National average of 2.77.
  3. Staffing Rating:
    4 stars compared to the NE average of 3.52 and a National average of 3.14.
  4. Quality Measures Rating:
    3 stars compared to the NE average of 3.57 and a National average of 3.62.
  5. RN Only Rating:
    4 stars compared to the NE average of 3.56 and a National average of 3.15.
  6. Long Term Stay Rating:
    3 stars compared to the NE average of 3.15 and a National average of 3.33.
  7. Short Term Stay Rating:
    3 stars compared to the NE average of 2.94 and a National average of 3.12.

Averaging the available ratings gives an aggregate star rating of 3.71 for Brookestone Acres versus the NE average of 3.26 and a national average of 3.20.

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Number of Residents:
BROOKESTONE ACRES 68.5 vs. NE 52.3 vs. National 86.40
Number of Beds:
BROOKESTONE ACRES 80 vs. NE 74.75 vs. National 106.16
Aggregate Ratings Comparison:
BROOKESTONE ACRES 3.71 vs. NE 3.26 vs. National 3.20
CMS Overall Rating:
BROOKESTONE ACRES 4 vs. NE 3.37 vs. National 3.32
Question Mark Icon Ownership, Operational, and Management for Brookestone Acres
Vetter Senior Living5% Or Greater Direct Ownership Interest
Vsl Vetter Health Services LlcOperational/managerial Control
Babel, TanyaOperational/managerial Control
Stuhr, BrianOfficer
Vanekeren, GlennOfficer
Vetter, EldoraOfficer
Vetter, JackOfficer
Dunlap, AaronManaging Employee
Lewis, JeriManaging Employee
Hospital Icon Hospitals near Brookestone Acres
Columbus Community Hospital
4600 38th St
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 564-7118
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