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Royal Taber Street Nurs & Rehab Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2019 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: A
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19 Taber Street,
New Bedford MA 02740

(508) 997-0791

85.17% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Royal Taber Street Nurs & Rehab Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Royal Taber Street Nurs & Rehab Center is in New Bedford, Massachusetts, a city with a population of 94,905 people. Sporting an overall score of A, this facility is head and heals above many of the facilities in New Bedford. We really couldn't find many negative things to say about this place. Its grades are as good as they get. Scroll down to see this facility's category scores, which are also quite good. It is hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

Awards

Best Nursing Home in New Bedford, Massachusetts badge

Best Nursing Home in New Bedford, Massachusetts Awards 2019

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a great facility overall, it also earned A+ health inspections recently. Its inspections are nearly flawless. Inspection ratings are tied to many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this area 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also wanted to alert you to the fact that this nursing home excelled in our long-term care rating. We gave them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 98.8024 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also was awarded a top-shelf short-term care score. Indeed, this ended up being its third best category score. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. With our short-term care rating, we attempt to forge a valuable barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at a nursing home's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Unfortunately, it does not look like this nursing home submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The final statistic we looked at in this area is the number of patients who ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 6.5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

The last category we graded was nursing, where this facility was given a grade of B+. This wrapped up a very favorable profile. Very few nursing homes earned a B+ or higher in all four categories. The nursing grade includes a variety of subcategories. The most important variable is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms 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.

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

Royal Taber Street Nurs & Rehab Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Royal Taber Street Nurs & Rehab Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Royal Taber Street Nurs & Rehab Center, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who sustained falls resulting in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indication of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Royal Taber Street Nurs & Rehab Center, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indicator of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic may be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Royal Taber Street Nurs & Rehab Center, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Royal Taber Street Nurs & Rehab Center, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Royal Taber Street Nurs & Rehab Center, 1.93% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Royal Taber Street Nurs & Rehab Center, 91.44% of Patients

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

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Royal Taber Street Nurs & Rehab Center, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Royal Taber Street Nurs & Rehab Center, 17.66% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percent of long-term care patients that maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Royal Taber Street Nurs & Rehab Center, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Royal Taber Street Nurs & Rehab Center, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Royal Taber Street Nurs & Rehab Center, 10.93 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Royal Taber Street Nurs & Rehab Center, 71.35% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with 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

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