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Nursing Homes in Vermont

  • 12th
    National Rank
  • 34
    Nursing Homes
  • 6.83%
    Patients with pressure ulcers
  • 3/5
    Average CMS Rating

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Vermont Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Vermont, 6.83% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Vermont, 4.61% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a fall resulting in serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Vermont, 2.86% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Vermont, 15.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Vermont, 15.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Vermont, 12.18% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many argue this is a measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Vermont, 95.68% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Vermont, 18.04% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Many believe that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Vermont, 23.81% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who maintained mobility. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is important for patients mental and physical health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Vermont, 1.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Vermont, 23.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Vermont, 13.96 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Vermont, 78.83% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Vermont cities

City . Ascending order# of Nursing Homes . No order set# of Dialysis within 10 miles . No order set# of Hospitals within 10 miles . No order setAverage Nursing Home Rating . No order set
Barre311
Grade: B-minus
Bennington411
Grade: B-plus
Brattleboro201
Grade: A
Burlington221
Grade: B-minus
Newport211
Grade: B-plus
Rutland311
Grade: B
Saint Albans311
Grade: A-minus