Located in Mendenhall, Mississippi, Bedford Care Center of Mendenhall is the only option located in this area. With an overall grade of A-, this facility is ranked among the more impressive facilities we looked at. This is really as good of a facility as you'll find. This facility's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Bedford Care Center of Mendenhall
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of performing well overall, this facility earned a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, we gave it one of our best scores in this area with an A. Inspection scores are tied to many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
To complement its strong achievements in other areas, we gave this nursing home a score of A- for its long-term care score. Facilities that do well in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.05 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. There are a host of subcategories included in this area. Most of these factors relate to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place 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 state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a protocol of turning a resident more often.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed turned out to be this facility's worst category. Nevertheless, even in its weakest link we still gave it an acceptable grade of B- in short-term care. Our short-term care scores are considered to be most important for people needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this area is the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bedford Care Center of Mendenhall Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bedford Care Center of Mendenhall, 10.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bedford Care Center of Mendenhall, 3.39% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bedford Care Center of Mendenhall, 2.89% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term stay patients who have suffered from UTI's. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bedford Care Center of Mendenhall, 21.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for treating several medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bedford Care Center of Mendenhall, 21.99% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bedford Care Center of Mendenhall, 1.78% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bedford Care Center of Mendenhall, 93.49% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bedford Care Center of Mendenhall, 18.69% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bedford Care Center of Mendenhall, 17.05% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Bedford Care Center of Mendenhall, 2.16 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bedford Care Center of Mendenhall, 17.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bedford Care Center of Mendenhall, 15.26 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bedford Care Center of Mendenhall, 67.34% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements.