Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare is a large nursing home in Burlington, Vermont. This facility appears to be ranked among the higher-rated facilities we assessed. A grade in this range requires first-rate scores across the board. Based on our assessment, you can not go wrong with this facility. If you scroll down, you can see this place's category ratings, which are also impressive.
Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Top Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of performing well overall, this nursing home also earned nearly flawless government inspections. As a result, it earned one of our highest grades in that category with an A+. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively minor. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, this facility also received favorable long-term care grades in our assessment. Indeed, we awarded them one of our more favorable scores in that category, with a grade of B+. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 92.53333 percent of its residents. This is a few points below what we expected but still a respectable percentage. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded a favorable short-term care grade as well. We gave it one of our better grades in that area with a score of B. Our short-term care grade is typically employed to judge a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation To have quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have better levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
The final category we looked at was nursing. We awarded this facility one of our more favorable grades in that category, with a B. Although this is not as strong as some of this nursing home's other scores, it is still a fine grade. The nursing score assesses quite a few data points, but the paramount consideration is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare, 6.83% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients which have pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare, 4.61% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that have had a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare, 2.86% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percent of long-term patients that had urinary tract infections. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare, 15.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare, 15.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare, 12.18% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression may indicate a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare, 95.68% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare, 18.04% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare, 23.81% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare, 1.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare, 23.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare, 13.96 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare, 78.83% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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