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 is stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any weak links in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Brandon Woods of Dartmouth
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place received a great overall grade is that it received a very impressive nursing score. Nursing actually ended up being its best category. In that category, we awarded this facility an A-. There are quite a few criteria included in this grade. Many of the criteria reflect levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Adding to its impressive grades, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+ for inspections. Our inspection ratings account for several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this category typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. While this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded an impressive long-term care grade. Indeed, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in this category it is a good sign for resident care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 95.170456 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly can be a life or death ailment for nursing home patients so we prefer when a facility doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this nursing home 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 one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our last category, this nursing home was awarded a grade of C in short-term care, which we consider to be a decent score. Our short-term care ratings are vital for prospective residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a vast scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. We weren't able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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, 6.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brandon Woods of Dartmouth, 3.77% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who had a fall leading to severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brandon Woods of Dartmouth, 2.05% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brandon Woods of Dartmouth, 19.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brandon Woods of Dartmouth, 18.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brandon Woods of Dartmouth, 2.48% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression. High rates of depression may imply lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brandon Woods of Dartmouth, 91.39% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brandon Woods of Dartmouth, 16.21% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brandon Woods of Dartmouth, 15.75% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Brandon Woods of Dartmouth, 1.68 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brandon Woods of Dartmouth, 15.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brandon Woods of Dartmouth, 11.2 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brandon Woods of Dartmouth, 71.52% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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