Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center is a facility in Bedford, Massachusetts, a city with a population of 13,221 people. It looks like this nursing home is among the most elite nursing homes we assessed. A score of this caliber requires first-rate scores across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the nation. Headlining this facility's exemplary report card is its nursing grade, which we will address in the next section.
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Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Aquatic Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
We also would like to note that this facility earned an impressive grade of A for our nursing category. There are a host of datapoints within this grade. Many of these datapoints reflect staffing levels. This particular nursing home provided 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 facility 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 generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Inspection scores weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this category typically have very few severe deficiencies. It doesn't appear that we have deficiency counts for this nursing home. Without having complete information regarding deficiencies for this nursing home, it is challenging to evaluate it in the inspections category.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed is short-term care. Contributing to its elite resume, this nursing home also excelled in this area. In fact, we gave it a of A- for that category. In determining our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This grade is considered to be a reliable measure of the facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents that ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 4.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we assessed was long-term care, where this facility was awarded a B+. This wrapped up a first-rate profile. Only a select few nursing homes received a B+ or better in every single category. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. On top of considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 99.71671 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center, 6.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents which developed pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center, 3.77% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percent of long-term care residents who sustained a fall resulting in major injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center, 2.05% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center, 19.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center, 18.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center, 2.48% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Some experts believe that this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center, 91.39% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center, 16.21% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center, 15.75% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center, 1.68 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center, 15.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center, 11.2 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center, 71.52% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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