With an address in Bridgewater, Virginia, Bridgewater Retirement Community is the only option located in the city. After receiving an A overall grade, this nursing home has the prestigious distinction of being one of the top 50 facilities in Virginia. Based on our analysis, this nursing home is simply as good as it gets. As you will find below, this place also performed just fine in our category grades. It is hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.
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Bridgewater Retirement Community
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Virginia Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Virginia Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Virginia Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a top notch nursing home overall, it also performed well in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Not many nursing homes performed better in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively minor. This facility was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This indicates that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to create an imminent threat to resident safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. In computing our nursing grades, we weigh both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home provides 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 generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also fared very well in the area of short-term care, where it received a score of A-. Only a select group of nursing homes performed better in this category. Our short-term care scores are based on the facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 5.2 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the next category, this nursing home also excelled in our long-term care category. In fact, we gave it a B+ in that area. This wrapped up a very strong profile. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. One of the criteria we considered after nursing hours was vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 98.611115 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a great way to minimize unnecessary hospitalizations for the nursing home population. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bridgewater Retirement Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bridgewater Retirement Community, 3.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bridgewater Retirement Community, 7.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bridgewater Retirement Community, 1.89% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bridgewater Retirement Community, 10.88% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bridgewater Retirement Community, 24.09% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bridgewater Retirement Community, 3.55% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bridgewater Retirement Community, 98.23% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bridgewater Retirement Community, 15.15% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bridgewater Retirement Community, 16.03% of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels. Some experts argue that mobility is important for patients physical and mental health.
In Bridgewater Retirement Community, 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 avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bridgewater Retirement Community, 16.03% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bridgewater Retirement Community, 7.13% of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bridgewater Retirement Community, 89.81% of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of rehabilitation performance.
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