Bedford Care Center of Petal is a small nursing home in Petal, Mississippi. This facility was given an A- overall, which is among the top ratings that we offer. A score in this range requires excellent marks across the board. We simply can not say enough good things about this facility. This nursing home was also given phenomenal grades in each of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Bedford Care Center of Petal
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
908 S George Street,
Petal MS 39465
82.83% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to point out the fact that this facility earned near flawless inspections in recent years. We gave them an A+ in this area. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its top-shelf profile, this facility also performed well in our long-term care category. In fact, it received a grade of A in that area. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are well cared for. In addition to offering well above average levels of nurse staffing, this nursing home gave the pneumonia vaccine to 97.849464 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. The last datapoint we assessed is the facility's hospitalization rate. Here we found that this facility had 2.24 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third area we graded is short-term care. This facility was awarded an above average short-term care grade, with a B+ in this area. In our short-term care score, we seek to forge a fair gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at a nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. One reason for this facility's strong score in this category is that it provides more care with registered nurses to its residents than the average nursing home. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return home from this nursing home. This place outperformed the majority of facilities in the country with 54.9 percent of its residents returning home.
The next area we assessed turned out to be this nursing home's weakest area. However, even its worst category would actually be a strength for many nursing homes. In fact, we gave it a favorable grade of B for our nursing category. Our nursing rating is based on several data points, but the most important consideration is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. With 4.4 hours of nursing care per patient each day, this place surpassed the overwhelming majority of facilities. Finally, this place also performed well in several of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In terms of the number of its residents suffering falls which lead to serious injury, this nursing home performed as well as any nursing home in the state.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bedford Care Center of Petal Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bedford Care Center of Petal, 10.78% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bedford Care Center of Petal, 3.22% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients that have had falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bedford Care Center of Petal, 3.03% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bedford Care Center of Petal, 20.29% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bedford Care Center of Petal, 22.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bedford Care Center of Petal, 2.28% of Patients
This is the percent of residents showing depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bedford Care Center of Petal, 93.89% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bedford Care Center of Petal, 19.45% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bedford Care Center of Petal, 23.12% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels. Many believe that mobility is important for patients mental and physical health.
In Bedford Care Center of Petal, 1.72 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bedford Care Center of Petal, 23.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bedford Care Center of Petal, 13.75 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bedford Care Center of Petal, 67.86% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living generally correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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