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Bennington Health & Rehab

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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2 Blackberry Lane,
Bennington VT 05201

(802) 442-8525

66.4% estimated occupancy 1

Bennington Health & Rehab is an average-sized nursing home located in Bennington, Vermont. We gave this facility an overall grade of B-. A grade of this caliber requires some solid marks. This place seems to have some things going for it. The best part of this nursing home's report card is its remarkable inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To pair with its relatively modest overall grade, we awarded this facility an A+ for our inspections rating. This grade is far more impressive than the facility's overall score. Our inspection scores account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. This facility received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to create an imminent threat to resident safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that category, we awarded this facility an B-. Nursing scores are primarily based on a facility's level of nurse staffing. Based on the CMS data, this nursing home offers 3.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also factored a few quality-based metrics into our nursing grades. This facility was relatively weak in two of the metrics we focus on, with below average scores for minimizing its patients' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are usually reliable measures of the quality of nursing care provided.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The third most favorable category we awarded this nursing home in any area came in the category of short-term care, where we gave it a B-. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to gauge a facility's rehabilitation services In order to have high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide higher levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 44.8 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually below the national average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The next category we assessed is long-term care. We awarded this facility a C in that area. In the category of long-term care, we weigh the amount of services offered by a nursing home, as opposed to more medically-intensive services. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were pleased to discover that this facility vaccinates 96.39639 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. While it had 2.06 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted metric was better than most nursing homes since it had more complex patients.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Bennington Health & Rehab Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Bennington Health & Rehab, 6.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Bennington Health & Rehab, 4.66% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Bennington Health & Rehab, 2.47% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint may be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Bennington Health & Rehab, 14.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Bennington Health & Rehab, 15.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Bennington Health & Rehab, 11.74% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some believe this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Bennington Health & Rehab, 96.94% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Bennington Health & Rehab, 16.94% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate decline of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Bennington Health & Rehab, 24.28% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who retained mobility levels. Some believe that the ability to move around is important for patients physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Bennington Health & Rehab, 0.91 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Bennington Health & Rehab, 24.28 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Bennington Health & Rehab, 14.08 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Bennington Health & Rehab, 78.54% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Southwestern Vermont Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.33 miles away100 Hospital Drive Bennington Vermont 05201Voluntary non-profit - Private(802) 442-6361

Nearby Dialysis

  • Southwestern Vermont Renal Center0.35 miles awaySvmc 100 Hospital Drive Bennington Vermont 05201Dialysis Stations: 9 (802) 440-6020
  • North Adams Renal Dialysis Suite of Bmc12.33 miles away71 Hospital Avenue North Adams Massachusetts 01247Dialysis Stations: 13 (413) 664-5100

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