Pine Heights at Brattleboro Center for Nursing & R is an average-sized nursing home in Brattleboro, Vermont. Featuring an overall grade of A-, this nursing home is one of the more impressive facilities we assessed. We rated this facility as one of the 25 best facilities in Vermont. The best part of this nursing home's impressive profile is its inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next section
Pine Heights at Brattleboro Center for Nursing & R
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Top Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Brattleboro, Vermont Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with a favorable overall score, we awarded this place an A+ for our inspection category. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This facility received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered severe. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
To complement its impressive accomplishments in other areas, we gave this facility a grade of A for its long-term care score. Nursing homes that do well in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 99.10314 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a life or death ailment for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility does not leave this to chance. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. When computing our nursing scores, we assess both nursing hours and the training levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility 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 state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning a patient even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at turned out to be this facility's worst category. However, even in its weakest link we still gave it a decent grade of B- for our short-term care category. In computing these short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to create a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. 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. The final datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of residents that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 5 percent of this facility's residents returned home. This figure was below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pine Heights at Brattleboro Center for Nursing & R Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pine Heights at Brattleboro Center for Nursing & R, 6.83% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term stay residents which developed pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pine Heights at Brattleboro Center for Nursing & R, 4.61% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often the result of poor nursing care. Closer supervision reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pine Heights at Brattleboro Center for Nursing & R, 2.86% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Closer supervision can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pine Heights at Brattleboro Center for Nursing & R, 15.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pine Heights at Brattleboro Center for Nursing & R, 15.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pine Heights at Brattleboro Center for Nursing & R, 12.18% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pine Heights at Brattleboro Center for Nursing & R, 95.68% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pine Heights at Brattleboro Center for Nursing & R, 18.04% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pine Heights at Brattleboro Center for Nursing & R, 23.81% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Pine Heights at Brattleboro Center for Nursing & R, 1.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pine Heights at Brattleboro Center for Nursing & R, 23.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pine Heights at Brattleboro Center for Nursing & R, 13.96 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pine Heights at Brattleboro Center for Nursing & R, 78.83% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.
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