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. Scroll down to see this facility's category scores, which are also impressive. It's hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
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Centers for Living and Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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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+. For residents seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 91.856674 percent of its residents. This is a few points below what we expected but still a decent percentage. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Switching gears to the final category, this facility was given an excellent nursing score. Even though this was not as elite as some of its other grades, this is still one of our more impressive grades we offer. When computing our nursing grades, we assess both nursing hours and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 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 facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are 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, 7.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Centers for Living and Rehab, 5.36% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents who had falls resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Centers for Living and Rehab, 2.96% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Centers for Living and Rehab, 16.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Centers for Living and Rehab, 16.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents that were prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are typically prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Centers for Living and Rehab, 12.68% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Centers for Living and Rehab, 93.14% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Centers for Living and Rehab, 20.72% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Centers for Living and Rehab, 22.62% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Centers for Living and Rehab, 1.21 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Centers for Living and Rehab, 22.62 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Centers for Living and Rehab, 14.59 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Centers for Living and Rehab, 82.97% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation performance.
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