Timberlyn Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation is a small nursing home located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. With an A overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top ten percentile of all nursing homes in the nation. This is really as good of a place as you're going to find. We also gave this facility phenomenal ratings in all four of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Timberlyn Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a first rate facility overall, this facility also performed well in the area of inspections, where it earned an A+. Few facilities performed as well in this area. Our inspection grades weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this category tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Among its many dominant scores, this facility was awarded a strong long-term care grade. In fact, it received a grade of A in that category. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 97.59036 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly is often a life or death ailment for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our nursing score includes numerous factors. The most important one is the amount of time nurses spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 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 nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our last category, this facility received an extremely favorable short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B+ in that area, finishing off one of our more impressive report cards. Short-term care grades are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Timberlyn Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Timberlyn Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Timberlyn Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Timberlyn Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of poor nursing care. However, this statistic may be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Timberlyn Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Timberlyn Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Timberlyn Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.95% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Timberlyn Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation, 91.63% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Timberlyn Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation, 15.18% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Timberlyn Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation, 19.01% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Timberlyn Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Timberlyn Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
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