Bel Aire Center is a senior living facility located in Newport, Vermont. This city has a total of 7,170 people. Sporting an overall rating of B, this looks like a very respectable nursing home. We rated this nursing home in the top 25 nursing homes in Vermont. This nursing home is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of our major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
Bel Aire Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
35 Bel-Aire Drive,
Newport VT 05855
109.54% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Top Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Newport, Vermont Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this place also received first-rate inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better scores in this category, with a grade of A+. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some can be quite insignificant. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. We wish we had more information about this facility. Without the deficiency related data, it ended up being difficult to assess this nursing home in terms of this category.
Short-term Care Quality
An additional strong feature for this nursing home is that it was given an above average short-term care score. In fact, this proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility a B. In calculating our short-term care grades, we assess a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is typically a meaningful measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B in this area. We assessed the levels of nurses employed by the facility, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses were with residents, in calculating our grade in this area. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we scored was long-term care. For this category, we gave this facility a B-. Our long-term care scores are more critical for people needing more traditional assistance related to activities of daily living. After we finished looking at the volume of nursing care, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were optimistic to find that this nursing home vaccinates 95.882355 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bel Aire Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bel Aire Center, 6.83% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of long-term residents which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bel Aire Center, 4.61% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients which suffered falls which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bel Aire Center, 2.86% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bel Aire Center, 15.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bel Aire Center, 15.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bel Aire Center, 12.18% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are showing signs of depression. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bel Aire Center, 95.68% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bel Aire Center, 18.04% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bel Aire Center, 23.81% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Bel Aire Center, 1.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bel Aire Center, 23.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bel Aire Center, 13.96 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bel Aire Center, 78.83% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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