Note: Burlington Health & Rehabilitation has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Burlington Health & Rehabilitation is a large nursing home located in Burlington, Vermont. With an overall rating of F, we consider this to be a lower end nursing home. This nursing home is just about as bad as it gets. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 126 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

B-
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Historical

Although this facility's overall score was rock bottom, it didn't perform as poorly in the area of nursing. We awarded it a B- for that area. In determining our nursing scores, we analyze both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of the nurses. With 4.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, this nursing home surpassed the national average. We also look at the skill levels of nurses and add more weight to hours worked by skilled nurses. Lastly, we also factored a few quality measures into our nursing grades. This nursing home was relatively weak in two of the major datapoints we look at, with below average scores for minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are typically good indicators of the quality of nursing care provided.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

We were also pleasantly surprised to learn that this facility received a reasonably solid short-term care grade this year. We gave it a grade of B- in that area. In our short-term care grade, we strive to craft a fair gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess the facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. This place provides more services with physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from this nursing home. On top of performing well in the area of physical therapy hours, we found that it also fared well in this area with 57.8 percent of its residents returning home. Most facilities are below 50 percent in this statistic.

Facility Inspections

F
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Historical

We also wanted to point out this place's inspection grade where it received an F. This typically means we found some red flags on the government inspections. When a place has this bad of an inspection rating, you should expect some severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to patient safety. This facility had one category G through L deficiency, which rank among the more severe deficiencies. These categories indicate that the deficiencies found by inspectors had potential to cause actual harm to residents. In addition to having severe deficiencies, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.

Long-term Care Quality

F
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

The next area we looked at was long-term care. This facility received an abysmal grade of F in that category. Facilities that don't fare well in this category often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in some of the areas of routine personal care we assessed. This nursing home's vaccination statistics were not as impressive as its nursing hours. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to just 73.454544 percent of its residents. We would like to see some improvement in this area in the future. Surprisingly, this facility actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.94 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
F
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Burlington Health & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term residents who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Provider
D
14.36%
State
B+
5.63%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
D
5.45%
State
B-
4.78%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. However, this metric could be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Provider
B+
1.46%
State
B
2.48%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for several medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Provider
B
12.55%
State
B
14.39%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is an indication of the percent of long-term patients that are prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are generally prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Provider
B
18.85%
State
B+
16.61%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Provider
C
6.15%
State
C
7.54%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
D
83.16%
State
B
95.04%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This indicates the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the erosion of a resident's health.

Provider
C
17.43%
State
B-
17.79%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

Provider
A
23.51%
State
A-
21.78%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.

Provider
A
0.94
State
A-
1.18
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Provider
D
23.51
State
C
21.78
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
C
12.89
State
B-
12.06
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Provider
A-
79.1%
State
A-
76.1%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

University of Vermont Medical Center 0.54 mi
111 Colchester Ave Burlington Vermont 05401
(802) 847-0000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical Ctr 19.79 mi
75 Beekman Street Plattsburgh New York 12901
(518) 562-7767
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

University of Vermont Medical Center Inc 0.62 mi
Dialysis Stations: 10
111 Colchester Avenue Dialysis Unit-Shep 4 Burlington Vermont 05401
(802) 847-5269
University of Vermont Medical Center Dialysis South Burlington 2.07 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 18
35 Joy Drive South Burlington Vermont 05403
(802) 847-3030