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 an impressive facility. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top quarter of all facilities in the United States. The best part of this facility's impressive report card was its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
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Bedford Care Center of Hattiesburg
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Top Nursing Home in Mississippi Awards 2019
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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 5.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our next category, this facility was given a decent long-term care grade. While this isn't quite as good as several of its other category grades, this is still not the end of the world. Our long-term care grade is used to gauge a nursing home's performance as a traditional convalescent home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services offered by a rehabilitation facility. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is better than the average nursing home. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively 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, 7.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bedford Care Center of Hattiesburg, 2.95% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bedford Care Center of Hattiesburg, 1.13% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term residents which suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bedford Care Center of Hattiesburg, 15.26% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that are given antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bedford Care Center of Hattiesburg, 19.05% 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, 6.22% 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, 95.83% 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, 12.78% 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, 29.18% 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, 0.01 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, 29.18% 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, 12.29% 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, 64.8% of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements.
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