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 awarded this it an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average 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.
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.
- 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
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the inspectors didn't consider 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.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, this nursing home also received favorable long-term care grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our more favorable scores in that category, with a grade of B+. For prospective residents in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 88.535034 percent of its patients, which is somewhat below what we expected. 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 only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 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. The nursing grade is based on several factors, most of which are based on nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we looked at is short-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of B-. While this proved to be its weakest category grade, this is still nothing to be ashamed of. Our short-term care ratings are probably most important for residents in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not just nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 3.3 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure 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, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care residents who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.95% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 91.63% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 15.18% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 19.01% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Great Barrington Nursing and Rehabilitation, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
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