Bedford Specialty Care is located in Bedford, Iowa. The city has a population of 2,305 people. We gave this facility an overall grade of B+. A score of this caliber requires favorable scores in most areas. You could certainly do much worse than this facility. The best aspect of this facility's impressive profile was its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph
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Bedford Specialty Care
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Lymphedema Care
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a first rate facility overall, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Very few places fared as well in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are relatively insignificant. This place was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to create an immediate risk to resident health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we awarded this facility an A-. Our nursing rating looks at the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of licensure of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition, this facility also was given favorable short-term care grades in our assessment. Indeed, we gave them one of our more favorable scores in that area, with a grade of B. Our short-term care grades are arguably more meaningful for patients needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more highly-skilled nursing services. This includes not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we considered in this area is the percentage of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we rated proved to be this facility's worst category. However, even in its weakest link we still gave it a decent grade of C in long-term care. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 98.958336 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is better than most nursing homes. This place also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bedford Specialty Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bedford Specialty Care, 3.39% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bedford Specialty Care, 1.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. More supervision can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bedford Specialty Care, 3.26% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bedford Specialty Care, 8.51% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bedford Specialty Care, 27.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bedford Specialty Care, 0% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bedford Specialty Care, 99.48% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bedford Specialty Care, 10.13% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bedford Specialty Care, 12.59% of Residents
This is the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Bedford Specialty Care, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bedford Specialty Care, 12.59% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.