Bell Trace Health and Living Center is one of four nursing homes in Bloomington, Indiana. This facility was given an A- overall, which is a high-end rating. We were not surprised to discover that this is radically superior to many of the nursing homes in the city. As you will see below, this place also performed well in our category grades. It would be hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
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Bell Trace Health and Living Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Inspection scores are based on many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Compounding its elite performance in other areas, we gave this facility a score of A for its short-term care grade. In the area of short-term care, we seek to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 6.4 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also strong in the category of long-term care, where it was awarded a score of B+. It outpaced most facilities in this category. Facilities that do well in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. After we finished assessing the volume of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly is often a life or death condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home does not leave its residents vulnerable. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
The last area we scored is nursing. This nursing home was awarded a favorable nursing rating in our assessment, with a grade of B. Even though this wasn't nearly as good as some of its other grades, this is nevertheless one of our stronger grades for that area. Our nursing grade analyzes several factors, however, the most important one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages 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 facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bell Trace Health and Living Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bell Trace Health and Living Center, 6.52% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bell Trace Health and Living Center, 1.65% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents which had a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bell Trace Health and Living Center, 1.14% of Patients had UTIs
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents which experienced a UTI. UTI's may be an indication of poor nursing care. However, this metric could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bell Trace Health and Living Center, 3.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percent of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bell Trace Health and Living Center, 37.75% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bell Trace Health and Living Center, 0% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bell Trace Health and Living Center, 100% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bell Trace Health and Living Center, 15.33% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bell Trace Health and Living Center, 14.47% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Bell Trace Health and Living Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bell Trace Health and Living Center, 14.47% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bell Trace Health and Living Center, 9.95% of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bell Trace Health and Living Center, 58.08% of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Bloomington, IN
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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