Northbridge Health Care Center is the only facility we were able to find in Bridgeport, Connecticut. We awarded this nursing home an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top third of all facilities in the country. Based on our ratings, this nursing home is really as good as it gets. Keep reading to find this nursing home's category ratings, which are also impressive. It would be hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

On top of faring well in its overall grade, this nursing home received a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our best grades in that area with an A. Inspection ratings are based on several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.

Nurse Quality

A-
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: B-Feb 19: B-Mar 19: B-Apr 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: B-Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In that category, we gave this facility an A-. Our nursing score is primarily associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 3.7 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: B+
Historical

The next category we looked at is long-term care. This nursing home was given a very positive long-term care grade, with a B+ in the category. If you are seeking services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care grades. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 93.52226 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: B-Apr 19: BMay 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

Switching gears to our final area, this nursing home was given a very strong short-term care grade. We gave it a grade of B+ in that category, topping off one of our more favorable profiles. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we size up the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This score is often a useful assessment of a facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. One of this nursing home's strengths is physical therapy hours. We found that it offers more hours with physical therapists to its residents than most facilities. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that it outperformed the majority of nursing homes in the nation in this area with 54.2 percent of its residents returning home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Northbridge Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.

Provider
B+
5.71%
State
B+
5.36%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients who have suffered a fall leading to severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.

Provider
A-
1.62%
State
B
3.79%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure measures the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Provider
A+
0.2%
State
B+
2.08%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
B-
16.7%
State
B-
15.31%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Provider
A+
7.71%
State
B+
17.57%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Provider
A+
0%
State
A-
1.3%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Provider
C
94.24%
State
B-
91.18%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the erosion of a resident's well-being.

Provider
B
14.39%
State
B
15.34%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility.

Provider
B
17.46%
State
B
17.83%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Provider
B
17.46
State
B
17.83
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A-
6.96
State
B+
8.51
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Measures the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements.

Provider
B-
64.18%
State
B-
64.16%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

St Vincent's Medical Center 0.11 mi
2800 Main St Bridgeport Connecticut 06606
(203) 576-5551
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Voluntary non-profit - Church
Bridgeport Hospital 2.1 mi
267 Grant Street Bridgeport Connecticut 06610
(203) 384-3000
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Milford Hospital, Inc 7.25 mi
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(203) 876-4000
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Griffin Hospital 11.19 mi
130 Division St Derby Connecticut 06418
(203) 732-7500
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Norwalk Hospital 12.99 mi
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(203) 852-2000
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Yale-New Haven Hospital 15.68 mi
20 York St New Haven Connecticut 06504
(203) 688-4242
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Danbury Hospital 18.76 mi
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(203) 739-7000
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St Charles Hospital 19.11 mi
200 Belle Terre Road Port Jefferson New York 11777
(631) 474-6000
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Nearby Dialysis

Davita Bridgeport Dialysis 0.57 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 51
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(203) 335-0191
Fresenius Medical Care of Fairfield 2.54 mi
Dialysis Stations: 18
500 Kings Hwy Fairfield Connecticut 06825
(203) 583-8875
Davita Black Rock Dialysis 2.9 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 16
427 Stillson Rd Fairfield Connecticut 06824
(203) 382-9566
Hawley Lane - Davita 3.68 mi
Dialysis Stations: 25
425 Hawley Ln Stratford Connecticut 06614
(203) 375-5438
Davita Milford Dialysis 5.81 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 21
470 Bridgeport Avenue Milford Connecticut 06460
(203) 301-9040
Davita Shelton Dialysis 6.41 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 22
750 Bridgeport Avenue Shelton Connecticut 06484
(203) 925-9520
u.s.renal Care Orange Dialysis 11.18 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 18
240 Indian River Rd, Suite D Orange Connecticut 06477
(203) 891-8992
Total Renal Care Inc 12.28 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
112 Main Street Norwalk Connecticut 06851
(203) 229-0420