Bedford Care Center of Hattiesburg is in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, a city with a population of 82,617 people. Sporting an overall grade of A, this is without a doubt a superb facility. We were impressed enough to rate this facility as one of the 50 best nursing homes in Mississippi. As you will see below, this facility also performed well in our category ratings. It's hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
Bedford Care Center of Hattiesburg
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a great overall score, this facility also earned an A+ inspection rating. This is based on its recent government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can pay to a facility. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Nursing ratings are mostly based on a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a protocol of turning patients more often.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning our third area, this nursing home was awarded a strong short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a score of A- in that category. Our short-term care ratings are based on the facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our next category, this facility was given an extremely favorable long-term care grade. While this isn't quite as good as several of its other category grades, this remains one of the more favorable scores we offer. Nursing homes that do well in this category typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. On top of considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bedford Care Center of Hattiesburg Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bedford Care Center of Hattiesburg, 10.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bedford Care Center of Hattiesburg, 3.19% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bedford Care Center of Hattiesburg, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bedford Care Center of Hattiesburg, 20.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bedford Care Center of Hattiesburg, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bedford Care Center of Hattiesburg, 2.34% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression may be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bedford Care Center of Hattiesburg, 93.38% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bedford Care Center of Hattiesburg, 19.45% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bedford Care Center of Hattiesburg, 23.26% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Bedford Care Center of Hattiesburg, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bedford Care Center of Hattiesburg, 23.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bedford Care Center of Hattiesburg, 13.82 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bedford Care Center of Hattiesburg, 68.23% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Hattiesburg, MS
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Hattiesburg, Mississippi has 6 other nursing homes
- Merit Health WesleyAcute Care Hospitals 1.99 miles away5001 W Hardy St Hattiesburg Mississippi 39402Voluntary non-profit - Private(601) 268-8000