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.
Bridgewater Retirement Community
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a first rate facility overall, this nursing home also excelled in nursing, where it earned an A. Few nursing homes fared better in this category. Our nursing grade includes several factors. The most heavily weighted one is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
To add to its dominant accomplishments in other areas, we awarded this facility a grade of A for its short-term care grade. In the category of short-term care, we try to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 6.1 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Another impressive feature of this facility is its inspection grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we rated is long-term care. This nursing home was given a very good nursing grade this year, with a B. Even though this wasn't quite as good as some of its other scores, this is still one of the better grades in that area. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 99.53811 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bridgewater Retirement Community Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bridgewater Retirement Community, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bridgewater Retirement Community, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bridgewater Retirement Community, 2.59% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bridgewater Retirement Community, 13.53% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bridgewater Retirement Community, 20.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bridgewater Retirement Community, 3.59% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bridgewater Retirement Community, 91.36% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bridgewater Retirement Community, 16.53% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bridgewater Retirement Community, 23.38% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Bridgewater Retirement Community, 1.23 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bridgewater Retirement Community, 23.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bridgewater Retirement Community, 11.33 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bridgewater Retirement Community, 75.1% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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