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 A-, this is without a doubt a very impressive nursing home. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the country. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Bel Aire Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is just about as good as it gets in this category. Arguably the most important factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. We weren't able to track down deficiency counts for this nursing home. We wish we had more data for this nursing home. Without all of the deficiency related data, it ended up being a challenge to really grade this nursing home in this area.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also received a impressive short-term care score. This actually ended up being its second strongest category grade. In that area, we gave this facility a score of A. Our short-term care scores are critical for patients seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a wide range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 6.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category. 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. We gave this facility one of our more favorable scores in this area, with a B. Although this isn't as strong as some of its other scores, it is nevertheless a positive grade. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. Once we concluded our assessment of the volume of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 96.44971 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is often a life threatening illness for nursing home patients so we prefer when a facility does not roll the dice on this issue. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 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, 6.38% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term residents which are suffering from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bel Aire Center, 4.55% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bel Aire Center, 2.8% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bel Aire Center, 14.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used to treat a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bel Aire Center, 15.99% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bel Aire Center, 11.28% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bel Aire Center, 96.47% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bel Aire Center, 17.28% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bel Aire Center, 24.97% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels.
In Bel Aire Center, 0.88 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bel Aire Center, 24.97 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bel Aire Center, 14.85 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bel Aire Center, 78.53% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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