Located in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Bedford Village Care and Rehabilitation Center is one of seven nursing homes in the city. This facility received an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average rating. This facility truly has plenty going for it. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
Bedford Village Care and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jul 1, 2019 by Nick Reese
Note: Data for Bedford Village Care and Rehabilitation Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.
To pair with its favorable overall score, we awarded this nursing home an A for our inspections rating. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively minor. While this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Among this facility's other achievements is its superb long-term care score. We awarded them one of our most impressive scores in that area, with a score of A. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Our nursing grade is based on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we rated was short-term care, in which this nursing home was awarded a grade of C. This actually proved to be this facility's weakest area. This is nevertheless a middle of the pack score. Our short-term care grades are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this facility submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 3.1 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bedford Village Care and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bedford Village Care and Rehabilitation Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bedford Village Care and Rehabilitation Center, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bedford Village Care and Rehabilitation Center, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients which suffered from UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bedford Village Care and Rehabilitation Center, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for many conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bedford Village Care and Rehabilitation Center, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bedford Village Care and Rehabilitation Center, 1.95% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bedford Village Care and Rehabilitation Center, 91.63% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bedford Village Care and Rehabilitation Center, 15.18% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing. Some believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bedford Village Care and Rehabilitation Center, 19.01% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay patients that retained mobility levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bedford Village Care and Rehabilitation Center, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bedford Village Care and Rehabilitation Center, 10.9 Percentage of Patients
This indicates 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
In Bedford Village Care and Rehabilitation Center, 71.03% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with better 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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