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Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated May 1, 2019 by Nick Lata

4586 Acushnet Avenue,
New Bedford MA 02745

(508) 998-1188

75.36% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center is one of seven facilities located in New Bedford, Massachusetts. This facility was awarded an overall grade of C, which is a good score. New Bedford received a city grade of B, so there are some other options in the city worth looking at. One of the highlights of this facility's profile is its strong inspection grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

This facility received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its nearly flawless health inspection reports in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are relatively insignificant. Unfortunately, it does not appear that we were able to find information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Without having access to complete deficiency related data for this nursing home, it ended up being a challenge to assess the place in the inspections category.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Additionally, we also would like to point out that this nursing home was given positive long-term care marks this year. We awarded them one of our better grades in this area, with a B. This proved to be the nursing home's second strongest grade. For prospective patients looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 79.442505 percent of its residents, which is a few points lower than we anticipated. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.04 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of C. There are a host of subcategories within this grade. Many of the datapoints reflect levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, nursing scores also factor in quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this place performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is generally a reliable indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses to assist its patients.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The next area we analyzed is short-term care, which proved to be this nursing home's worst category. We gave this facility a grade of D in that area. Short-term care ratings are crucial for patients seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires more highly-skilled nursing. This means a wide spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who eventually returned home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poor hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center, 1.93% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. High rates of depression may imply a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center, 91.44% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center, 17.66% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: F

In Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center, 10.93 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center, 71.35% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements.

Scores for New Bedford, MA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

Looking for more options? New Bedford, Massachusetts has 6 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Southcoast Hospital Group, IncAcute Care Hospitals 10.65 miles away363 Highland Avenue Fall River Massachusetts 02720Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 679-3131
  • Saint Anne's HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.82 miles away795 Middle Street Fall River Massachusetts 02721Proprietary(508) 674-5600
  • Morton HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.69 miles away88 Washington Street Taunton Massachusetts 02780Proprietary(508) 828-7000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Hawthorn Kidney Center5.47 miles away537 Faunce Corner Road North Dartmouth Massachusetts 02747CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (508) 994-9692
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Fairhaven7.68 miles away216 Huttleson Avenue Fairhaven Massachusetts 02719Dialysis Stations: 19 (508) 996-0364
  • Davita New Bedford Dialysis7.7 miles away237-B State Road North Dartmouth Massachusetts 02747CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (508) 992-0629
  • Fall River Kidney Center LLC10.19 miles away48 Weaver Street Fall River Massachusetts 02720CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 41 (508) 677-4911
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Wareham11.01 miles away100 Rosebrook Way Suite 100 Wareham Massachusetts 02571Dialysis Stations: 13 (508) 291-1100
  • Dialysis Center of Tiverton12.17 miles away22 Hurst Lane Tiverton Rhode Island 02878Dialysis Stations: 21 (401) 624-4403
  • Taunton Regional Dialysis Center15.51 miles awayMill River Place 1 Washington St, Suite 9 Taunton Massachusetts 02780CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (508) 828-5986