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Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2020 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: B+Jun 20: B
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148 Maple Avenue,
Great Barrington MA 01230

(413) 528-3320

54.44% estimated occupancy 1

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.

With an address in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation is one of just a couple facilities in the city. This is a fine nursing home. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a respectable grade. Based on our ratings, this nursing home looks like a good fit for most people. This facility was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of our major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Partnership
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To pair with its strong overall grade, we gave this facility an A+ for our inspections rating. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. 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

Grade: B-plus

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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

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

Grade: C

Moving on to our next category, this nursing home was awarded an acceptable short-term care grade of C. Short-term care grades are typically used to measure a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to offer good rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to have higher levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 3.3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a fall which caused major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients which experienced UTI's. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to facilities having reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.93% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 91.44% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the deterioration of a patient's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 17.66% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical health of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Fairview HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.52 miles away29 Lewis Avenue Great Barrington Massachusetts 01230Voluntary non-profit - Private(413) 528-0790

Nearby Dialysis

  • South Berkshire County Dialysis Center0.87 miles away10 Maple Avenue, Suite 200 Great Barrington Massachusetts 01230Dialysis Stations: 7 (413) 854-9910
  • Columbia Greene Dialysis Centers18.35 miles away2 Sherman Potts Dr Ghent New York 12075Dialysis Stations: 25 (518) 828-0717
  • Berkshire Medical Center19.67 miles awayDialysis Unit 8 Conte Drive Pittsfield Massachusetts 01201CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (413) 447-3066