With an address in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Care One at New Bedford is one of six 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. The best part of this facility's impressive report card was its short-term care rating. We discuss short-term care in the next section
Care One at New Bedford
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
221 Fitzgerald Drive,
New Bedford MA 02745
80.32% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- 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
Best Nursing Home in New Bedford, Massachusetts Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home received a strong overall grade as described above, but we want to note its excellent short-term care grade. We awarded them an A in this area. Short-term care scores are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a broad scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility an B+. Nursing ratings are tied to nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0.3 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 nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Adding to its impressive category grades, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+ for our inspections rating. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. 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.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our last area, this facility was given a respectable long-term care rating. While this is not quite as dominant as a few of its other category grades, this is really a middle of the pack score. Our long-term care grade assesses a facility's assistance with daily living rather than the skilled nursing and medical services that are critical to a skilled nursing facility. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility administered the vaccine to 96.64949 percent of its patients, which is a very solid datapoint. This nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. 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.
Care One at New Bedford Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Care One at New Bedford, 6.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Care One at New Bedford, 3.77% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Care One at New Bedford, 2.05% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Closer supervision minimizes the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Care One at New Bedford, 19.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Care One at New Bedford, 18.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Care One at New Bedford, 2.48% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Care One at New Bedford, 91.39% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Care One at New Bedford, 16.21% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Care One at New Bedford, 15.75% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Care One at New Bedford, 1.68 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Care One at New Bedford, 15.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Care One at New Bedford, 11.2 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 Care One at New Bedford, 71.52% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for New Bedford, MA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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