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Care One at New Bedford

  • Nursing Home
  • Home Health Agency
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Care One at New Bedford's website

221 Fitzgerald Drive,
New Bedford MA 02745

(508) 996-4600

81.81% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Care One at New Bedford is one of seven facilities in the city. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B+. A score of this caliber requires solid marks in most areas. Based on our assessment, this facility looks like a good fit for most people. One of the highlights of this facility's profile is its strong short-term care score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Awards

Best Nursing Home in New Bedford, Massachusetts badge

Best Nursing Home in New Bedford, Massachusetts Awards 2020

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

On top of receiving a strong overall grade, this facility fared well in our short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it an A for that category. With our short-term care rating, we seek to craft a sound measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at a nursing home's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 6.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This nursing home also excelled in inspections. In fact, we awarded it an A for that category, which is one of our best scores. This is one of the few nursing homes with an overall score in this range which received multiple category grades this high. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively minor. 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B. We scrutinized the levels of nurses at the facility, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses spent with residents, in determining our score in this category. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The last area we rated was long-term care. We gave this facility a solid score in this category, with a B-. Even though this isn't as high as several of this facility's other scores, it is nevertheless not a bad grade. In crafting these long-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's personal care services. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 97.88918 percent of its residents, which is higher than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Care One at New Bedford Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Care One at New Bedford, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of long-term care residents that are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Care One at New Bedford, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Care One at New Bedford, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can minimize the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Care One at New Bedford, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Care One at New Bedford, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure tells you the percent of long-term care patients which were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Care One at New Bedford, 1.93% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Care One at New Bedford, 91.44% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Care One at New Bedford, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of deterioration of a resident's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Care One at New Bedford, 17.66% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Care One at New Bedford, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Care One at New Bedford, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Care One at New Bedford, 10.93 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Care One at New Bedford, 71.35% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with better rehabilitation services.

Scores for New Bedford, MA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

Looking for more options? New Bedford, Massachusetts has 6 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Southcoast Hospital Group, IncAcute Care Hospitals 11.06 miles away363 Highland Avenue Fall River Massachusetts 02720Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 679-3131
  • Saint Anne's HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.95 miles away795 Middle Street Fall River Massachusetts 02721Proprietary(508) 674-5600
  • Morton HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.53 miles away88 Washington Street Taunton Massachusetts 02780Proprietary(508) 828-7000
  • Falmouth HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 18.14 miles away67 & 100 Ter Heun Drive Falmouth Massachusetts 02540Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 548-5300

Nearby Dialysis

  • Hawthorn Kidney Center3.66 miles away537 Faunce Corner Road North Dartmouth Massachusetts 02747CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (508) 994-9692
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Fairhaven4.76 miles away216 Huttleson Avenue Fairhaven Massachusetts 02719Dialysis Stations: 19 (508) 996-0364
  • Davita New Bedford Dialysis5.35 miles away237-B State Road North Dartmouth Massachusetts 02747CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (508) 992-0629
  • Fall River Kidney Center LLC10.94 miles away48 Weaver Street Fall River Massachusetts 02720CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 41 (508) 677-4911
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Wareham11.42 miles away100 Rosebrook Way Suite 100 Wareham Massachusetts 02571Dialysis Stations: 13 (508) 291-1100
  • Dialysis Center of Tiverton11.73 miles away22 Hurst Lane Tiverton Rhode Island 02878Dialysis Stations: 21 (401) 624-4403
  • Taunton Regional Dialysis Center18.32 miles awayMill River Place 1 Washington St, Suite 9 Taunton Massachusetts 02780CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (508) 828-5986