Bedford Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation is a large nursing home in Brooklyn, New York. With an overall score of B-, this is likely a middle of the pack facility. Even in a city of 35 nursing homes, this facility turns out to be a fine selection. The best part of this facility's profile is its remarkable inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Bedford Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
40 Heyward Street,
Brooklyn NY 11249
94.84% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A+. Few facilities performed better in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite insignificant. 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
In addition, we awarded this facility a B+ in our long-term care category. This is one of our better scores. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. On top of considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 96.072014 percent of its residents, which is more than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. While it had 3.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted metric was better than the majority of nursing homes due to it having more complex patients.
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Short-term Care Quality
Sadly, this facility's third best score is short-term care. However, with a D in this area, it still performed relatively badly. With our short-term care rating, we endeavor to create a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, we assess the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. In this nursing home's case, we found that it provides less registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The final statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 46 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these relatively poor statistics was damning for this facility's short-term care grade.
This facility's weakest area is nursing, which is the final category we scored. In this area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of just D. We weighed the qualifications of nurses employed by the facility, in addition to the number of hours those nurses were with patients, in determining our rating in this area. Quantity of nursing care does not appear to be the source of this facility's poor nursing grade. This nursing home provides 4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is actually above average. In computing our scores, we add additional weight to hours performed by highly skilled nurses such as registered nurses. Despite performing well in terms of nursing hours, this facility was a bit less impressive in some of the quality-based measures we looked at in determining our nursing ratings. We looked at the percent of patients sustaining pressure ulcers and found that this place was at roughly 150 percent of the national average in this statistic. This is likely a bad sign when you consider that many bed sores are believed to be preventable with better nursing care. Unfortunately, this statistic pulled down this facility's nursing grade substantially.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bedford Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bedford Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 9.64% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bedford Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely linked to poor nursing care. More supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bedford Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 2.09% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bedford Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 11.62% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bedford Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bedford Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 13.02% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bedford Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 92.45% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bedford Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 14.69% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bedford Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 18.9% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that maintained mobility. Some argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Bedford Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bedford Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 18.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bedford Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 8.78 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bedford Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 74.53% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Brooklyn, NY
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
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