Centers for Living and Rehab is a nursing home in Bennington, Vermont, a city with a population of 14,851 people. This facility appears to be among the more impressive nursing homes we looked at. A grade of this caliber requires very strong marks across the board. We ranked this facility in the top 25 nursing homes in Vermont. The best aspect of this facility's impressive profile was its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph
Centers for Living and Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Bennington, Vermont Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Bennington, Vermont Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
We also would like to emphasize the fact that this facility has earned nearly flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some can be quite minor. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Among its many impressive scores, this nursing home received first-rate short-term care grade. In fact, it received a grade of A in that category. With our short-term care assessment, we attempt to craft a fair gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess a nursing home's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 6.1 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded a favorable long-term care grade as well. We awarded it one of our better grades in that area with a grade of B+. When facilities receive this type of score in this category it is typically a good sign for patient care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 96.51568 percent of its patients, which is higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The last area we scored is nursing, where this facility was given a B-. Although this is its lowest category score, this is nevertheless not the end of the world. When computing our nursing ratings, we analyze both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of the nurses. This facility provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically a reliable indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Centers for Living and Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Centers for Living and Rehab, 6.83% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Centers for Living and Rehab, 4.61% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who sustained a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Centers for Living and Rehab, 2.86% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Centers for Living and Rehab, 15.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat several medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Centers for Living and Rehab, 15.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Centers for Living and Rehab, 12.18% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression may reveal lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Centers for Living and Rehab, 95.68% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Centers for Living and Rehab, 18.04% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Centers for Living and Rehab, 23.81% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Centers for Living and Rehab, 1.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Centers for Living and Rehab, 23.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Centers for Living and Rehab, 13.96 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 Centers for Living and Rehab, 78.83% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.
Scores for Bennington, VT
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- 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 A-minus
Looking for more options? Bennington, Vermont has 3 other nursing homes
- Southwestern Vermont Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.24 miles away100 Hospital Drive Bennington Vermont 05201Voluntary non-profit - Private(802) 442-6361