Brandon Woods of Dartmouth is an average-sized facility in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B. A score in this range requires quality scores in most areas. You can definitely do much worse than this place. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its nursing grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Brandon Woods of Dartmouth
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall score, this facility earned a B+ for its nursing rating. This is a quality score in this category. In calculating a facility's nursing score, we consider the amount of time nurses are caring for patients and the level of skill of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country 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 having a policy of turning residents even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
An additional strong feature for this facility is that it was given an impressive short-term care grade. In fact, this ended up being its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. In our short-term care grade, we try to craft a fair measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we considered the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
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This facility also performed at a high level in the category of inspections. It earned a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. It earned one of our highest grades in that category with a grade of B+. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to patient safety or health. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the fourth category, this nursing home was given an excellent long-term care rating. This facility didn't prove to have any real weaknesses. For residents seeking a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 91.47059 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is a bit lower than we anticipated but still a decent percentage. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brandon Woods of Dartmouth Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brandon Woods of Dartmouth, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brandon Woods of Dartmouth, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brandon Woods of Dartmouth, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who suffered from a UTI. UTI's may be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brandon Woods of Dartmouth, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brandon Woods of Dartmouth, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brandon Woods of Dartmouth, 1.95% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brandon Woods of Dartmouth, 91.63% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brandon Woods of Dartmouth, 15.18% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brandon Woods of Dartmouth, 19.01% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Brandon Woods of Dartmouth, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brandon Woods of Dartmouth, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of 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 health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brandon Woods of Dartmouth, 10.9 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brandon Woods of Dartmouth, 71.03% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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