Bayview Health Care is a large nursing home located in Waterford, Connecticut. We awarded this facility an overall grade of D. A grade of this caliber generally suggests a few concerning datapoints. Based on our assessment, we would be very reluctant to recommend this nursing home. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category is inspections, which is discussed in the next section.
Bayview Health Care
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Note: Bayview Health Care has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
While we did not have many favorable things to say about this facility's overall grade, it earned a somewhat respectable government inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent score in this area with a score of B-. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. While this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This means the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Lastly, this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.
We also want to point out that this facility received a decent grade in our nursing category. We awarded it a grade of B- in the area. Nursing scores are largely tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This place provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a somewhat discouraging figure which is well below average. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this facility performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically a reliable indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place.
Does this page answer your questions about Bayview Health Care?
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a middle of the road score in the category of short-term care, with a B-. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The more important thing is determining what bearing this had on quality of care. The last metric we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.9 percent of this facility's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we analyzed is long-term care, which is a low point for this nursing home. We gave this facility a grade of just D in our long-term care category. Facilities that don't score well in long-term care often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in some of the areas of routine medical care we looked at. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. As it turns out, this nursing home vaccinated a relatively low 66.34383 percent of its residents, which is not a very encouraging sign. Surprisingly, this place was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bayview Health Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bayview Health Care, 6.31% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bayview Health Care, 3.94% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bayview Health Care, 1.79% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bayview Health Care, 14.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bayview Health Care, 17.25% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bayview Health Care, 5.92% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bayview Health Care, 90.83% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bayview Health Care, 17.44% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bayview Health Care, 23.72% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that maintained mobility.
In Bayview Health Care, 1.33 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bayview Health Care, 23.72 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bayview Health Care, 9.54 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bayview Health Care, 74.33% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living often correlates with superior rehabilitation.
- Lawrence & Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.27 miles away365 Montauk Ave New London Connecticut 06320Voluntary non-profit - Private(860) 442-0711
- William W Backus HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.72 miles away326 Washington St Norwich Connecticut 06360Voluntary non-profit - Other(860) 889-8331
- Westerly HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.62 miles away25 Wells Street Westerly Rhode Island 02891Voluntary non-profit - Private(401) 596-6000
- Stony Brook Eastern Long Island HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 18.36 miles away201 Manor Place Greenport New York 11944Voluntary non-profit - Private(631) 477-1000
- Davita New London Dialysis3.59 miles away5 Shaw's Cove Suite 100 New London Connecticut 06320CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 23 (860) 701-1357
- Davita Norwich Dialysis13.25 miles away113 Salem Turnpike Norwich Connecticut 06360CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (860) 887-1632
- Dialysis Center of Westerly17.7 miles awayOne Rhody Drive Westerly Rhode Island 02891Dialysis Stations: 15 (401) 596-0368