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Rockdale Care and Rehabilitation Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jul 1, 2019 by Nick Reese

1123 Rockdale Avenue,
New Bedford MA 02740

(508) 997-7448

73.27% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Rockdale Care and Rehabilitation Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Located in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Rockdale Care and Rehabilitation Center is one of seven available nursing homes in this area. This is a quality facility with a B overall. This was right in line with the city grade in New Bedford. Based on our assessment, this place is a good fit for quite a few people. We were also pleased to find that this place did not have any poor grades in any of the four major categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our long-term care grade. When facilities receive this type of grade in long-term care it is usually a good sign for patient care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 97.88732 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the average nursing home. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also performed well in inspections, which is based on the facility's recent inspections. We gave it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our best grades. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. We were not able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. While this wasn't quite as good as some of its other category grades, this isn't a bad score either. In computing a facility's nursing grade, we look at the number of hours nurses are with patients as well as the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home averages just 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this facility performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often a reliable indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The last area we analyzed was short-term care. We gave it a C in that area. This is a fair grade in this category. In determining our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This score is more often than not a reliable measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. It does not look like this facility submitted registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. The last metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 3.5 percent of this facility's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Rockdale Care and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Rockdale Care and Rehabilitation Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients who have pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a great measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Rockdale Care and Rehabilitation Center, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Rockdale Care and Rehabilitation Center, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with insufficient hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Rockdale Care and Rehabilitation Center, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Rockdale Care and Rehabilitation Center, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Rockdale Care and Rehabilitation Center, 1.93% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Rockdale Care and Rehabilitation Center, 91.44% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Rockdale Care and Rehabilitation Center, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This indicates 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 decline of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Rockdale Care and Rehabilitation Center, 17.66% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility. Some would argue that mobility is important for residents' mental and physical health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Rockdale Care and Rehabilitation Center, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Rockdale Care and Rehabilitation Center, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Rockdale Care and Rehabilitation Center, 10.93 Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Rockdale Care and Rehabilitation Center, 71.35% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Scores for New Bedford, MA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

Looking for more options? New Bedford, Massachusetts has 6 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

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  • Saint Anne's HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.12 miles away795 Middle Street Fall River Massachusetts 02721Proprietary(508) 674-5600
  • Falmouth HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.76 miles away67 & 100 Ter Heun Drive Falmouth Massachusetts 02540Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 548-5300
  • Morton HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.41 miles away88 Washington Street Taunton Massachusetts 02780Proprietary(508) 828-7000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita New Bedford Dialysis1.9 miles away237-B State Road North Dartmouth Massachusetts 02747CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (508) 992-0629
  • Hawthorn Kidney Center2.58 miles away537 Faunce Corner Road North Dartmouth Massachusetts 02747CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (508) 994-9692
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Fairhaven3.75 miles away216 Huttleson Avenue Fairhaven Massachusetts 02719Dialysis Stations: 19 (508) 996-0364
  • Dialysis Center of Tiverton10.16 miles away22 Hurst Lane Tiverton Rhode Island 02878Dialysis Stations: 21 (401) 624-4403
  • Fall River Kidney Center LLC11.04 miles away48 Weaver Street Fall River Massachusetts 02720CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 41 (508) 677-4911
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Wareham14.6 miles away100 Rosebrook Way Suite 100 Wareham Massachusetts 02571Dialysis Stations: 13 (508) 291-1100