The Oaks is one of seven nursing homes in New Bedford, Massachusetts. This turns out to be an A rated facility. It was given one of the most impressive ratings we offer. A grade in this range requires excellent marks across the board. We rated this nursing home as one of the top 100 nursing homes in Massachusetts, which is a distinguished list. Headlining this nursing home's remarkable report card is its inspection rating, which is addressed in the next section.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Best Nursing Home in New Bedford, Massachusetts Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this place ended up being a great nursing home is it earned an A+ in our inspections category. This is simply as good as it gets in this very important area. Inspection ratings are tied to many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this category tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This nursing home was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
To add to its elite performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for its long-term care grade. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are kept in good health. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 97.9661 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. There are numerous criteria within this grade. Most of these criteria relate to staffing levels. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its short-term care rating. This completed a very strong profile. Short-term care scores are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we considered in this category is the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Oaks Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Oaks, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Oaks, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are often associated with poor nursing care. Closer supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Oaks, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Oaks, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients which are given antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Oaks, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Oaks, 1.93% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Oaks, 91.44% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Oaks, 15.15% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Oaks, 17.66% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In The Oaks, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Oaks, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Oaks, 10.93 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Oaks, 71.35% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.
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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