Bella Point Bridgton is a small nursing home located in Bridgton, Maine. This nursing home is an A rated facility, which is one of the top ratings we offer. We can not find many negative things to say about this nursing home. Its grades are just impeccable. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's exemplary report card is its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Bella Point Bridgton
- Nursing Home
Updated Dec 1, 2018 by Nick Reese
Note: Data for Bella Point Bridgton has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Inspection scores are tied to many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this area tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its high-end profile, this nursing home also was awarded a dominant long-term care grade, with a grade of A. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After considering the volume of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 96.55173 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a deadly condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility doesn't take any chances. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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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 a nursing home's nursing grade, we weigh the amount of time nurses spend with patients and the level of skill of those nurses. 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 nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our final category, this facility also excelled in our short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it an A- in this area. This rounded out a straight A report card. Short-term care grades are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bella Point Bridgton Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bella Point Bridgton, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer 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 Bella Point Bridgton, 4.18% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bella Point Bridgton, 3.5% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bella Point Bridgton, 18.39% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bella Point Bridgton, 15.41% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bella Point Bridgton, 8.02% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bella Point Bridgton, 92.15% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bella Point Bridgton, 14.01% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bella Point Bridgton, 19.04% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Bella Point Bridgton, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Frequency Of ER Visits
In Bella Point Bridgton, 0 ER visits per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of long-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bella Point Bridgton, 19.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bella Point Bridgton, 12.58 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bella Point Bridgton, 70.88% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.