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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 B-, which is a good score. The facilities in New Bedford received quality scores across the board with a city grade of a B. 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: C

The next area we analyzed is short-term care. We gave it a C in that category. This is not a bad grade in this area. Short-term care grades are important for patients looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional skilled nursing services. This means a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 4.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 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 percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of 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, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with facilities with worst hygiene practices. Closer supervision limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents who are given antianxiety medication. These medications are typically prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center, 1.95% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center, 91.63% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center, 15.18% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating. Some believe this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center, 19.01% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: F

In Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center, 10.9 Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center, 71.03% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living often correlates with superior rehabilitation services.

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

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