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.
Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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 next category we looked at is long-term care. We awarded this nursing home one of our higher scores in that category, with a grade of B. While this wasn't on par with many of this facility's other grades, it is still a perfectly acceptable grade. Facilities that excel in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 99.07976 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term residents who suffer from pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percent of long-term care patients who have suffered a fall which caused major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term residents who sustained UTI's. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically used to treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center, 1.93% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center, 91.44% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center, 15.15% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center, 17.66% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center, 10.93 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center, 71.35% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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