Brandon Woods of New Bedford is a senior living facility located in New Bedford, Massachusetts. This city has a population of 94,905 people. This is a lower end nursing home, with an overall grade of D. We found this to be one of the five worst rated nursing homes in New Bedford based on the data we assessed. With plenty of other nursing homes in the city, you may simply want to look elsewhere. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's profile, feel free to continue reading to learn more about its category scores. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Brandon Woods of New Bedford
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
397 County Street,
New Bedford MA 02740
76.88% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
Although we were not complementary of this nursing home's overall score, it actually earned an impressive nursing score this year. We gave it a B in this category. Our nursing rating is based on numerous subcategories. The most heavily weighted factor is the amount of time nurses spent with residents. This nursing home provides 3.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also factored a few quality-based metrics into our nursing grades. This place was relatively weak in two of the major areas we focus on, with below average scores for minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care provided.
Short-term Care Quality
The next most favorable area we gave this nursing home in any category came in the area of short-term care, where we awarded it a B-. Short-term care grades are often employed to measure a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to provide high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the average facility. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This proved to be more of a strength for this facility. In fact, we found that it outperformed the majority of nursing homes with 50.7 percent of its patients returning home. This is a better rate than most facilities.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best category was long-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of C. In calculating our long-term care scores, we analyze the personal care received by a facility's residents. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We were a bit alarmed this nursing home administered the vaccine to only 81.47139 percent of its residents. Fortunately, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.52 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes.
Moving on our final category of inspections, this facility received a terrible score. For places with bad inspection grades, you should scrutinize any severe deficiencies found on their inspection reports. This particular facility was hit with 2 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they posed a risk to resident 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.
Brandon Woods of New Bedford Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 6.42% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 3.57% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients that suffered a fall leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 2.4% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 19.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 19% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 1.96% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are showing signs of depression. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 91.59% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 15.22% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 19.05% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels.
In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 19.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 10.96 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 70.74% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.
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-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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