United Transitional Care Center
327 Medical Park Drive, Bridgeport WV 26330 · (681) 342-5174 · 87.18% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
United Transitional Care Center is one of just a few nursing homes located in Bridgeport, West Virginia. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the highest-rated facilities we found. Being awarded an A+ in our rating system requires first-rate marks across the board. We also wanted to point out that this nursing home is located in a hospital. Typically, this means that more intensive healthcare services are available. Headlining this facility's exemplary profile is its nursing rating, which you can find in the next section.
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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. The nursing score analyzes many subcategories, but the paramount consideration is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provides an incredible 7 hours of nursing care per patient each day. Out of this total, many of the hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. On top of providing impressive levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. It performed as well as any facility in the country in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
In addition, this nursing home was given superb marks in the category of short-term care. As a result, it was given one of our most impressive grades in that category with a score of A+. Short-term care grades are generally employed to score a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to offer high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must have better levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. One of this facility's strengths is registered nurse hours. We found that it provides more care from registered nurses to its patients than most nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return home from this facility. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes with 70.3 percent of its residents returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
Another strength for this nursing home is long-term care, where it received an A+ grade. This is just about as elite as it gets in this area. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care scores. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccinations. Unfortunately, it does not look like this nursing home submitted information on its vaccination levels. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Lastly, this facility also earned a virtually flawless government inspection. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with an A. With this impressive grade, this place is one of the few facilities in West Virginia to earn straight A's. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively insignificant. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
United Transitional Care Center Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better