Bethel Health Care Center is the only facility located in Bethel, Connecticut. This nursing home was given an overall grade of B+, which is very good grade. This facility truly has plenty going for it. Keep reading to find this nursing home's category grades, which are also impressive. It is hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.
Get our free e-book to learn all about your senior care options.
Bethel Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Get pricing and details on Bethel senior living options.Get Pricing
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
Get our free e-book to learn all about your senior care options.
Top Nursing Home in Connecticut Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall score, this place also earned first-rate inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better scores in that category, with a grade of A-. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, it does not look like we have deficiency data for this nursing home. Without having all of the deficiency related data for this nursing home, it ended up being challenging to grade it in this area.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's quality category grades came in the area of long-term care. We awarded them one of our better grades in that area, with a grade of B+. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 94.44444 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia can be a life threatening ailment for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home does not roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Does this page answer your questions about Bethel Health Care Center?
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given a favorable short-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our better scores in that area with a grade of B+. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 5.5 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
The final area we analyzed was nursing, in which this nursing home received a B. This facility did not turn out to have any real weaknesses. In computing our nursing grades, we factor in both nursing hours and the training levels of those nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these areas as reliable measures of the quality of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bethel Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bethel Health Care Center, 5.26% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bethel Health Care Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term care patients which sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bethel Health Care Center, 1.67% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bethel Health Care Center, 18.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for many medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bethel Health Care Center, 16.95% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bethel Health Care Center, 37.01% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bethel Health Care Center, 95.56% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bethel Health Care Center, 14.07% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bethel Health Care Center, 12.17% of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Bethel Health Care Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bethel Health Care Center, 12.17% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bethel Health Care Center, 10.77% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bethel Health Care Center, 83.96% of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
- Danbury HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.71 miles away24 Hospital Ave Danbury Connecticut 06810Voluntary non-profit - Private(203) 739-7000
- Putnam Hospital CenterAcute Care Hospitals 13.98 miles away670 Stoneleigh Avenue Carmel New York 10512Voluntary non-profit - Private(914) 279-5711
- Griffin HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.93 miles away130 Division St Derby Connecticut 06418Voluntary non-profit - Other(203) 732-7500
- St Vincent's Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 18.49 miles away2800 Main St Bridgeport Connecticut 06606Voluntary non-profit - Church(203) 576-5551
- Waterbury HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.87 miles away64 Robbins St Waterbury Connecticut 06721Proprietary(203) 573-6000
- Housatonic Dialysis1.56 miles away164 Mount Pleasant Rd Newtown Connecticut 06470Dialysis Stations: 10 (203) 270-0081
- Danbury Dialysis Center2.68 miles away111 Osborne Street Suite 211 Danbury Connecticut 06810CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (203) 794-1938
- Davita Celia Dill Dialysis Center13.97 miles away667 Stoneleigh Avenue Suite 123 Carmel New York 10512CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (845) 278-4150
- Davita Shelton Dialysis17.43 miles away750 Bridgeport Avenue Shelton Connecticut 06484CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (203) 925-9520
- Hawley Lane - Davita18.3 miles away425 Hawley Ln Stratford Connecticut 06614Dialysis Stations: 25 (203) 375-5438
- Davita Black Rock Dialysis18.52 miles away427 Stillson Rd Fairfield Connecticut 06824CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (203) 382-9566
- Davita Bridgeport Dialysis18.81 miles away900 Madison Avenue Bridgeport Connecticut 06606CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 51 (203) 335-0191
- Fresenius Medical Care of Fairfield19.56 miles away500 Kings Hwy Fairfield Connecticut 06825Dialysis Stations: 18 (203) 583-8875