Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab is one of only three available facilities in Barre, Vermont. We awarded it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack score. Based on our assessment, there are definitely much worse places out there. This facility didn't meet our expectations in all of our categories, but it did not receive any rock-bottom grades either. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it earned an excellent inspection grade. In fact, its inspection grade was far better than its overall score. In the inspections category, we gave this facility an A-. Our inspection grades weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area usually have few of these severe deficiencies. This facility received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that CMS did not deem any of these deficiencies an immediate risk to resident safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a decent grade in the category of short-term care, with a grade of C. Short-term care grades are meaningful for patients requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional skilled nursing. This means a vast scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. We found that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. In fact, it supplied fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. It is still important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.3 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next area we graded is long-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of C. If you are seeking services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care scores. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. Candidly, we were a bit worried that this facility vaccinated 79.29824 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is quite a few points lower than what we were hoping for. On a more positive note, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The final category we scored is nursing, which turned out to be this facility's worst category. We awarded this facility a grade of D in this category. Our nursing score includes a handful of subcategories, but the most important consideration is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing ratings. This facility performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these metrics to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab, 6.83% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care patients that have new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab, 4.61% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab, 2.86% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of poor nursing care. More frequent bathing minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab, 15.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care patients that were administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab, 15.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term care patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab, 12.18% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts argue this is a measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab, 95.68% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab, 18.04% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab, 23.81% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab, 1.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab, 23.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab, 13.96 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab, 78.83% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
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