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Brandon Woods of New Bedford

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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397 County Street,
New Bedford MA 02740

(508) 997-9396

78.81% 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. You also may want to review this nursing home's category grades below. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

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Quick Details

  • 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

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 (2022)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This place received a long-term care rating which is stronger than its overall grade. We gave this facility a grade of B in this area. This boosted its overall grade. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the criteria we considered after nursing hours was vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 67.183464 percent of its residents. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

The second highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of B-. Our nursing rating is largely tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, which is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility actually fared better in some of the quality measures we looked at. In fact, it performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the quantity of hours of care offered.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

We also awarded this nursing home a grade of B- for our inspections rating. This is a very respectable nursing score. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively minor. While this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple of minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The last category we graded was short-term care. We awarded it a grade of C in that category. This is a perfectly acceptable grade in this area. Short-term care ratings are important for prospective residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a vast range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this place provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The final measure we considered in this category is the number of residents that ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that just 4.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Brandon Woods of New Bedford Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 4.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 4.39% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 5.05% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric may 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, 28.25% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 23.08% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 0.56% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. High rates of depression may be a sign worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 73.64% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 22.96% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 21.28% of Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.


Grade: C

In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 21.28% of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 23.25% of Patients

This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Brandon Woods of New Bedford, 72.78% of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.

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 A-minus
  • 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