Bedford Care Center of Newton is a facility located in Newton, Mississippi, which has 6,127 people. Featuring an overall score of D, this is a subpar nursing home. In our view, we would be very reluctant to recommend this nursing home. The only positive thing we can say about this nursing home is that it didn't receive any F's in any of the categories we assessed. More information about its category grades can be found below.
Bedford Care Center of Newton
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Note: Bedford Care Center of Newton 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
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Although this facility's overall grade is not a highlight, it actually received a somewhat respectable score in the area of inspections. We awarded it a B- for that category, which is a decent score. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. 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. 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 awarded this facility a grade of B- for our nursing rating. Our nursing rating assesses a handful of factors, many of which are associated with nursing hours. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics. Although this nursing home got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it excelled in some of these quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed well in this statistic. This is typically an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of turning patients even once per day.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed is long-term care, where this facility received a B- in this area. Our long-term care grades are more important for residents requiring more conventional services associated with personal care. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients, which is higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. This place keeps its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the final area, this nursing home was given an acceptable short-term care grade of C. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a broad scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The tricky part is determining what effect this had on quality of care. The final measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 4.3 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bedford Care Center of Newton Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bedford Care Center of Newton, 10.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bedford Care Center of Newton, 3.19% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bedford Care Center of Newton, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who sustained UTI's. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bedford Care Center of Newton, 20.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bedford Care Center of Newton, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bedford Care Center of Newton, 2.34% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression may reveal lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bedford Care Center of Newton, 93.38% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bedford Care Center of Newton, 19.45% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bedford Care Center of Newton, 23.26% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Bedford Care Center of Newton, 1.76 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bedford Care Center of Newton, 23.26 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bedford Care Center of Newton, 13.82 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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