Bridgeport Health Care Center is an average-sized facility located in Bridgeport, West Virginia. With an overall rating of C, this appears to be a respectable nursing home. Based on the data we reviewed, there are definitely much worse places out there. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's report card is its remarkable inspection grade, which is addressed in the next section.
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Bridgeport Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
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In addition to being a respectable nursing home overall, this facility really excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. A few minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Short-term Care Quality
One of this nursing home's better category scores came in the area of short-term care. This proved to be its second best category. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a B-. Our short-term care scores are presumably most critical for residents needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally requires additional skilled nursing. This means not merely nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well below average.
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Another strength of this nursing home is its favorable grade in nursing. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with an impressive grade of D. There are quite a few subcategories included in this grade. Most of these criteria relate to the quantity of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This nursing home performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we graded was long-term care, turned out to be this facility's worst category. We awarded this nursing home a D in this area. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 98.50746 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Surprisingly, this facility also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bridgeport Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bridgeport Health Care Center, 10.06% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bridgeport Health Care Center, 4.85% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percentage of long-term patients who have sustained a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bridgeport Health Care Center, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who experienced a UTI. While a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bridgeport Health Care Center, 16.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care residents who were administered antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bridgeport Health Care Center, 21.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care patients that were prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bridgeport Health Care Center, 0% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression. High rates of depression could indicate a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bridgeport Health Care Center, 97.9% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bridgeport Health Care Center, 17.14% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bridgeport Health Care Center, 17.06% of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is critical to patients mental and physical health.
In Bridgeport Health Care Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bridgeport Health Care Center, 17.06% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bridgeport Health Care Center, 12.89% of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bridgeport Health Care Center, 48.64% of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.
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