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Bedford Specialty Care

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Bedford Specialty Care's website

1005 West Pearl,
Bedford IA 50833

(712) 523-2161

62.3% estimated occupancy 1

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 solid 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

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • 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

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

This nursing home received a strong overall score as described above, but we especially wanted to emphasize its excellent government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A+ in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively insignificant. This facility was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered severe. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. Nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an B+. In calculating our nursing scores, we weigh both staffing levels and the training levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning a resident at least once a day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next area we analyzed is short-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of B- in this area. Our short-term care grades are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this category is the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Turning to the final category, this facility was given an acceptable long-term care grade of C. Long-term care grades are generally used to measure a facility's performance as a traditional convalescent home, as opposed to focusing on the skilled nursing services provided by a rehabilitation facility. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. We were pleased to find that this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. This nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Bedford Specialty Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Bedford Specialty Care, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Bedford Specialty Care, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Bedford Specialty Care, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who had a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Bedford Specialty Care, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term residents who are administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Bedford Specialty Care, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Bedford Specialty Care, 4.77% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Bedford Specialty Care, 94.58% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Bedford Specialty Care, 16.85% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the decline of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Bedford Specialty Care, 20.59% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Bedford Specialty Care, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Bedford Specialty Care, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.