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 nursing homes located in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Featuring an overall score of C, this looks like a respectable nursing home. Based on our ratings, this place ought to meet the needs of many people. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home was consistent in all four of the major categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 123 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Facility Inspections

A-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: A-
Historical

While this facility's overall grade was not bad, it really fared well in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, we were not able to find deficiency data for this facility. We wish we had more data for this nursing home. Without having access to all of the deficiency related data, it ended up being a challenge to assess it in this area.

Long-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: CNov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: B
Historical

Another one of this facility's more favorable category scores came in the category of long-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a B. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 79.442505 percent of its patients. This is a few points less than we were hoping for but still a respectable figure. The last datapoint we looked at was its hospitalization rate. We found that this facility had 4.2 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Although this wasn't as favorable as most of its other scores in this category, this figure may be skewed for some nursing homes based on some of the preexisting medical conditions of patients.

Short-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: FMay 19: C
Historical

This facility was awarded its third most favorable category score in the category of short-term care. We awarded this nursing home a grade of C in this area, which is an acceptable score. Our short-term care scores are meaningful for patients requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This means a vast scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the typical facility. The last datapoint we considered in this category is the number of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. It fared respectably with 47.1 percent of its residents returning home.

Nurse Quality

C
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: C
Historical

The next area we scored is nursing. We gave this facility a grade of C in that category. We looked at the qualifications of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the number of hours those nurses spent with residents, in computing our grade in this category. This facility provided just 3.1 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, we like to look at quality-based metrics, such as the percentage of residents who sustained pressure ulcers and major falls. These data points are decent measures of the quality of nursing care.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
NA
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Bedford Gardens Care and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Provider
C
10.61%
State
B+
5.75%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often the result of lower quality nursing care.

Provider
B-
3.48%
State
B
3.35%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that sustained UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Provider
C
3.5%
State
B
2.46%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Provider
B-
16.67%
State
B-
17.92%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents which are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Provider
C
24.8%
State
B+
18.77%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is the percent of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
1.73%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Provider
D
84.46%
State
B-
90.87%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Provider
B
15.19%
State
B
14.82%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
B
17.69%
State
B
16.96%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
D
4.2
State
B+
1.45
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Provider
B
17.69
State
B
16.96
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
C
13
State
B
9.99
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This tells you the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Provider
A
83.16%
State
B-
63.24%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

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