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 middle of the road nursing home. In our view, this nursing home is a good fit for most people. 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.
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Bel Aire Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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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
The main reason this facility received a decent overall grade is its excellent health inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our better grades in that category, with an A+. This is a much better grade than the place's overall grade, which was decent but not in the elite range. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection ratings. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite minor. Unfortunately, we were not able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. We would like to have more information about this nursing home. Without complete information regarding deficiencies, it was challenging to grade this facility in the area of inspections.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given its second most favorable category grade in the area of short-term care. We awarded this nursing home a B- in this area, which is an acceptable grade. In our short-term care grade, we endeavor to craft a meaningful measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we look at a facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. We were not able to find registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this nursing home. The last statistic we assessed in this category is the number of residents who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.4 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next most favorable category was long-term care. We awarded it a grade of C in this area. This is basically a slightly below average score in this category. For residents in need of a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 95.180725 percent of its patients, which is more than the average nursing home. This nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
The final category we rated was nursing. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of C. The nursing grade assesses quite a few subcategories, however, the primary one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. It scored well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the number of hours of care offered.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bel Aire Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bel Aire Center, 6.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bel Aire Center, 9.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who suffered a fall leading to major injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bel Aire Center, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bel Aire Center, 12.2% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bel Aire Center, 13.75% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bel Aire Center, 3.09% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are showing signs of depression. High rates of depression may indicate a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bel Aire Center, 95.32% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bel Aire Center, 13.91% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bel Aire Center, 13.97% of Residents
This is the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Bel Aire Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bel Aire Center, 13.97% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bel Aire Center, 11.42% of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bel Aire Center, 79.83% of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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