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Brandon Woods of New Bedford

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Brandon Woods of New Bedford's website

397 County Street,
New Bedford MA 02740

(508) 997-9396

69.18% estimated occupancy 1

Brandon Woods of New Bedford is located in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The city has a total of 94,905 people. We awarded this facility an overall grade of C. A grade in this range requires some solid marks. We wanted to point out that New Bedford received a city grade of B, so you may wish to look at other options in the city as well. One of the highlights of this nursing home's report card is its impressive short-term care grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Partnership
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

We want to note that this nursing home earned a far better grade for short-term care than its overall score. It received one of our best scores in that category with an A. Short-term care grades are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B. Our nursing rating includes many factors, most of which are tied to quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The next area we analyzed is long-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a decent grade of C. Our long-term care grades are based in part on a nursing home's amount of care. This includes a vast scope of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine healthcare services. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We discovered that this nursing home gave the vaccine to a relatively low 79.79002 percent of its patients, which is several points lower than we expected. Fortunately, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: D

In the last category of inspections, this ended up being this nursing home's weakest link. Inspection scores are based on a facility's recent inspection reports. We gave this facility just a D in this category, which is a very poor grade. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. You should be especially cautious when considering a nursing home that has severe deficiencies on a recent inspection report. This particular nursing home was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they created a risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility also received 5 substantiated complaints in recent years. This is yet another bad sign.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Brandon Woods of New Bedford Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 6.44% 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 remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric tells you the percent of long-term residents that suffered a fall leading to severe injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

This figure measures the percent of long-term patients who had UTI's. UTI's could be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who are given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. However, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 1.93% of Patients

This is the percent of patients who are showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 91.44% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of erosion of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 17.66% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who retained mobility levels. Some experts argue that mobility is important for patients physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 10.93 Percentage of Patients

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

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 71.35% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Scores for New Bedford, MA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

Looking for more options? New Bedford, Massachusetts has 6 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Southcoast Hospital Group, IncAcute Care Hospitals 12.32 miles away363 Highland Avenue Fall River Massachusetts 02720Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 679-3131
  • Saint Anne's HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 12.66 miles away795 Middle Street Fall River Massachusetts 02721Proprietary(508) 674-5600
  • Falmouth HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.24 miles away67 & 100 Ter Heun Drive Falmouth Massachusetts 02540Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 548-5300

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Medical Care of Fairhaven2.6 miles away216 Huttleson Avenue Fairhaven Massachusetts 02719Dialysis Stations: 19 (508) 996-0364
  • Davita New Bedford Dialysis3.12 miles away237-B State Road North Dartmouth Massachusetts 02747CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (508) 992-0629
  • Hawthorn Kidney Center4.23 miles away537 Faunce Corner Road North Dartmouth Massachusetts 02747CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (508) 994-9692
  • Dialysis Center of Tiverton11.56 miles away22 Hurst Lane Tiverton Rhode Island 02878Dialysis Stations: 21 (401) 624-4403
  • Fall River Kidney Center LLC12.68 miles away48 Weaver Street Fall River Massachusetts 02720CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 41 (508) 677-4911
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Wareham14.38 miles away100 Rosebrook Way Suite 100 Wareham Massachusetts 02571Dialysis Stations: 13 (508) 291-1100