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. We were also pleased to discover that this nursing home received consistently decent grades in all four of our categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 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
To go along with its relatively modest overall grade, we gave this facility an A- for our inspections rating. This grade is far better than its overall grade. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's second most favorable area is short-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a B-. In determining our short-term care grades, we look at the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This category is more often than not a useful measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its level of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the measures we assessed. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of C. The nursing category analyzes quite a few components, most of which are tied to nursing hours. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, nursing ratings also consider quality-based metrics, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this place performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a reliable indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses to assist its patients.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to our fourth area, this nursing home was awarded an acceptable long-term care grade of C. For residents looking for a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are very important. Once we concluded our assessment of the quantity of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. Candidly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility vaccinated a relatively low 84.61539 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Nevertheless, this facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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, 6.38% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab, 4.55% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who have had a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab, 2.8% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab, 14.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab, 15.99% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab, 11.28% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab, 96.47% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab, 17.28% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab, 24.97% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were able to retain mobility. Many argue that mobility is critical to patients health.
In Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab, 0.88 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab, 24.97 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab, 14.85 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehab, 78.53% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living often correlates with better rehabilitation.
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