Berlin Health & Rehab Center is a large nursing home located in Barre, Vermont. We gave this facility a rock bottom overall grade based on the data we assessed. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Barre. The city has just one other nursing home. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's profile, feel free to continue reading to find out about its category scores. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
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Berlin Health & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this nursing home a poor overall score, we awarded it a grade of B for our inspections rating. This is due to the nursing home receiving a quality government inspection report this year. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
This facility excelled in the category of nursing, where it earned an C. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. Our nursing score is largely tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. 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 place fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
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Short-term Care Quality
We gave this facility just a D for our short-term care rating. This is not a very good score. Our short-term care ratings are important for people needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Considering its score in this area, we were not surprised to learn that this place was well below average in terms of the number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the metrics we assessed. Frankly, this was about what we expected to find. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents that ultimately returned home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 5.2 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we graded is long-term care. Sadly, it received an F in this area, which is a bottom of the barrel grade. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means the facility didn't perform well in our measures relating to patient care. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. As it turns out, this facility administered the vaccine to just 81.53846 percent of its residents, which is a bit of a concern. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Berlin Health & Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Berlin Health & Rehab Center, 7.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Berlin Health & Rehab Center, 1.92% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term residents who have experienced a fall which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Berlin Health & Rehab Center, 2.63% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who suffered from a UTI. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Berlin Health & Rehab Center, 18.07% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Berlin Health & Rehab Center, 17.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Berlin Health & Rehab Center, 3.49% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression could be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Berlin Health & Rehab Center, 84.69% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Berlin Health & Rehab Center, 28.83% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Berlin Health & Rehab Center, 37.36% of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term patients that maintained mobility. Many argue that mobility is critical to residents' well-being.
In Berlin Health & Rehab Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Berlin Health & Rehab Center, 37.36% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Berlin Health & Rehab Center, 17.06% of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Berlin Health & Rehab Center, 74.87% of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.
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