Burlington Health & Rehabilitation is a large nursing home located in Burlington, Vermont. We gave this facility an overall score of F. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Burlington. More information on this facility's category grades may be found below. Its best category was short-term care, which is addressed in the next section.
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Burlington Health & Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
While we gave this nursing home a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a C for short-term care. Short-term care grades are vital for people seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates more skilled nursing. This means a wide spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. We found that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. The facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. The last measure we looked at in this area is the number of patients that returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
Interestingly, this facility's awful overall score can't really be attributed to its inspection reports. We awarded it a C for our inspections rating. Inspection scores are tied to items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key thing to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to patient safety. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but none were in category J, K or L. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to place resident health or safety in immediate harm or jeopardy. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
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We were surprised to find that this facility also excelled in the area of nursing. In fact, we gave it a grade of D for that category, which is one of our best grades. Our nursing grade analyzes the facility's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This particular place provided a meager 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This number is well below the national average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This facility performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at was long-term care. This facility was given an abysmal grade of F in this category. Facilities that receive this type of grade in long-term care may not provide the type of consistent 24/7 care that some other nursing homes provide. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 71.823204 percent of its residents. This is multiple points lower than the national average. To our surprise, this place was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had just 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Burlington Health & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Burlington Health & Rehabilitation, 10% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term residents who suffered from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Burlington Health & Rehabilitation, 4.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who have sustained falls resulting in severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Burlington Health & Rehabilitation, 3.5% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Additional nurse staffing can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Burlington Health & Rehabilitation, 18.26% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Burlington Health & Rehabilitation, 12.99% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Burlington Health & Rehabilitation, 6.93% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression may reveal lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Burlington Health & Rehabilitation, 78.7% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Burlington Health & Rehabilitation, 22.05% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Burlington Health & Rehabilitation, 26.52% of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels.
In Burlington Health & Rehabilitation, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Burlington Health & Rehabilitation, 26.52% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Burlington Health & Rehabilitation, 17.13% of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Burlington Health & Rehabilitation, 72.14% of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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