Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare is a large nursing home in Burlington, Vermont. It looks like this is a quality facility. We awarded this it an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average grade. This place definitely has plenty working in its favor. If you look below, you can see this nursing home's category scores, which are also quite good.
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Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Top Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this area generally have very few severe deficiencies. 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
This facility also was awarded an impressive long-term care grade. Indeed, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this category. Facilities that do well in this category typically provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. After looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 94.38776 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. Our nursing category assesses a handful of components, most of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving residents more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at is short-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a B. This facility turned out to be strong in each area we assessed. With our short-term care score, we endeavor to craft a meaningful measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze a nursing home's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
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, 5.34% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare, 3.57% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents which have had falls which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare, 2.47% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric could also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare, 27.69% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare, 14.38% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare, 11.21% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare, 91.23% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare, 21.64% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare, 28.65% of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare, 28.65% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare, 11.07% of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare, 88.14% of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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