Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation is a small nursing home located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. This is a fine nursing home. We awarded this it an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average grade. Based on our ratings, this facility has quite a bit going for it. This place is stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2020 by Nick Reese
Note: Data for Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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One of the reasons this place turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ in our inspections category. This is just about as good as it gets in this category. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category generally have few severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, this facility also was awarded favorable long-term care grades this year. In fact, we awarded it one of our higher scores in that category, with a score of B+. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 88.535034 percent of its residents. This is slightly below what we anticipated but still a decent figure. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Our nursing grade is primarily based on a facility's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 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 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 generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed is short-term care. This nursing home received a strong short-term care grade in our assessment, with a B-. While this wasn't quite as dominant as many of its other scores, this remains a decent score for that category. Short-term care grades are often used to gauge a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To provide quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to feature higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 3.3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 17.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of 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 Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 6.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 0.64% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that suffered from urinary tract infections. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 43.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care residents who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 31.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 6.85% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents showing depressive symptoms. Some experts believe that this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 91.44% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 11.19% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 12.8% of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 12.8% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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