Located in Bennington, Vermont, Bennington Health & Rehab is the lone option located in this area. This nursing home is a solid facility, with an overall grade of C. In our view, this place should be a good fit for quite a few people. One of the major highlights of this facility's profile is its remarkable nursing grade, which you can find in the next section.
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Bennington Health & Rehab
- 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 - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
We gave this nursing home one of our better scores in nursing, with an A. This is a notably better grade than the facility's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. In determining a nursing home's nursing rating, we consider the amount of time nurses commit to patients as well as the level of skill of those nurses. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Vermont in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving a patient more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home an impressive score in short-term care. This nursing home earned a B in this category, which happens to be one of our more favorable scores. In calculating these short-term care scores, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to create a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this facility's next best score is long-term care. As it turns out, with a grade of D in this category, it still fared somewhat poorly. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 92.97297 percent of its residents. This is a few points below what we anticipated but still a decent figure. To our surprise, this place actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
Turning our final category of inspections, this facility received an F here. This score was very detrimental to this nursing home's overall grade. For facilities with bad inspection ratings, you should really scrutinize any severe deficiencies found on their recent inspection reports. This nursing home had 3 deficiencies by CMS. The only positive thing we found is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they posed a threat to resident health or safety. Finally, we also want to draw your attention to the fact that this place received large government fines exceeding $50,000. This typically indicates that government inspectors became frustrated after multiple years of bad government inspections.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bennington Health & Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bennington Health & Rehab, 7.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bennington Health & Rehab, 5.36% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percent of long-term residents which have suffered falls which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bennington Health & Rehab, 2.96% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients who experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic can also be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bennington Health & Rehab, 16.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bennington Health & Rehab, 16.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bennington Health & Rehab, 12.68% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bennington Health & Rehab, 93.14% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bennington Health & Rehab, 20.72% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bennington Health & Rehab, 22.62% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Bennington Health & Rehab, 1.21 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bennington Health & Rehab, 22.62 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bennington Health & Rehab, 14.59 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bennington Health & Rehab, 82.97% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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