Vermont Veterans' Home is in Bennington, Vermont, a city with 14,851 people. This proved to be an A+ facility, which is our top score. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top five percentile of all nursing homes in the United States. Scroll down to see this facility's category grades, which also impressed us. You really can't do much better than a straight A profile.
Vermont Veterans' Home
- Nursing Home
- For people with disabilities
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - State
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Best Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Bennington, Vermont Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
We also would like to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing score. We gave them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Our nursing score is based on a handful of subcategories, however, the primary consideration is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 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 facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
This facility also received an A+ inspection score, making it one of the few facilities to receive multiple A+'s in our category grades. This is based on the place's government inspections. Inspection grades are tied to several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's government inspections. Places that score well in this category typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third area we analyzed was long-term care. Adding to its top-shelf profile, this nursing home also performed well in that category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of of A for that category. When nursing homes receive this type of score in this category it is typically a good sign for patient care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 98.595505 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia can be a life or death health condition for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents 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
The last category we looked at is short-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of A. This topped off a very favorable report card. Not many nursing homes received an A- or higher in in each area we assessed. In determining our short-term care scores, we assess a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This category is considered to be a useful measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Vermont Veterans' Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Vermont Veterans' Home, 6.83% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an barometer of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Vermont Veterans' Home, 4.61% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Vermont Veterans' Home, 2.86% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with facilities with worst hygiene practices. More frequent bathing limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Vermont Veterans' Home, 15.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Vermont Veterans' Home, 15.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients who were prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Vermont Veterans' Home, 12.18% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Vermont Veterans' Home, 95.68% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Vermont Veterans' Home, 18.04% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Vermont Veterans' Home, 23.81% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry argue that mobility is vital to patients mental and physical well-being.
In Vermont Veterans' Home, 1.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Vermont Veterans' Home, 23.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Vermont Veterans' Home, 13.96 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Scores for Bennington, VT
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- 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 A-minus
Looking for more options? Bennington, Vermont has 3 other nursing homes
- Southwestern Vermont Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.89 miles away100 Hospital Drive Bennington Vermont 05201Voluntary non-profit - Private(802) 442-6361