Nursing Homes in Vermont- Monthly Analysis & Key Metrics

Data as of February 11, 2024

Reviewed by Richard Saunders

The State Level Skilled Nursing Home Analysis Report

Recently, the Biden administration announced a goal of improving nursing home care, as highlighted in several important announcements (see the initial announcement and a subsequent announcement). While this is a commendable goal, it is not entirely clear what the best approach is for achieving it. Proposing minimum staffing levels for all nursing homes simplifies a complicated issue. Nursing Homes address a wide range of resident needs, from short-term rehabilitation to long-term care to dementia and memory issues, that require different levels of care. It also fails to address a national staffing shortage that will likely only worsen.

At NursingHomeDatabase.com, we believe that one critical element of any improvement effort is to have access to good, clear data and analysis that can help everyone understand the current state of affairs, identify trends, and track progress over time. To this end, we have built this series of reports that will try to illuminate the key metrics of nursing home performance for each state. Our reports are designed to provide valuable insights and inform policymakers, healthcare providers, and families who are interested in nursing home care.

The analysis for the state level report cards of nursing home care is primarily derived from data that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ("CMS") provides. CMS publishes weekly data about nursing home occupancy and COVID-19 infections and publishes monthly reports with ratings, staffing levels, and deficiencies.

Summary Analysis of Nursing Homes in Vermont- The 10,000 foot view

Updated on February 11, 2024

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, Vermont has a total of 34 active skilled nursing facilities and 2,820 beds. Based on the US Census estimates for the population of 647,064, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 229.46 persons in Vermont. There were 2,344 residents as February 11, 2024 for a state wide occupancy level of 83.12 percent. (Note that the home count is based on monthly data provided by CMS and the number of beds and the occupancy numbers are based on weekly data. There is a minor number of homes that do not report their data weekly.)

According to the monthly data, Vermont has added 0 new beds and lost 50 existing beds over the past year.

The Biden Administration has announced that it wants to regulate minimum nursing home staffing levels. They have proposed minimums of .55 hours of care per resident per day from registered nurses (RNs) and 2.45 hours of care per resident per day certified nursing aids (CNAs). These are the current level amount of hours per resident per day of care for Vermont and a comparison to national averages.

Staffing Levels State National
Registered Nurse (RN) 0.83 0.65
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 2.44 2.26
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 0.91 0.88
All Staff 4.18 3.79

Detailed analysis pages for the largest cities in Vermont:

COVID-19 Infections in Vermont Nursing Homes

While COVID-19 infections and deaths are down significantly from late 2020 and 2021, the number of infections and deaths continues to be monitored. For nursing homes in Vermont there were a total of 21 new cases and 21 new deaths among residents for the week ending February 11, 2024. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in Vermont

No new homes were reported by CMS over the past twelve months.

Vermont lost 1 skilled nursing facilities and 50 beds over the past year. Below is list of the lost facilities:

Facility Number of Beds
Newport Health Care Center 50

This data is based on homes reported by CMS. Additional homes may have opened or closed but are not yet in the dataset.

Occupancy Percentages for Vermont Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in Vermont. Occupancies levels for individual facilities will differ and can be found on the detail page for the specific nursing home.

Best and Worst Nursing Homes in Vermont

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in Vermont based on their most recent weighted average inspection score. Some nursing homes may have higher overall 5-star ratings than the homes on this list. We feel that the health inspection score is the best indicator of current operations. It changes quicker than the overall rating.

Facility Rating
Pine Heights at Brattleboro Center For Nursing and R
187 OAK GROVE AVENUE
BRATTLEBORO, VT
1.33
The Villa Rehab
7 FOREST HILL DRIVE
ST ALBANS, VT
2.00
Wake Robin-Linden Nursing Home
200 WAKE ROBIN DRIVE
SHELBURNE, VT
2.67
Pines Rehab and Health Ctr
601 RED VILLAGE ROAD
LYNDONVILLE, VT
7.33
Franklin County Rehab Center LLC
110 FAIRFAX ROAD
ST ALBANS, VT
8.67
Cedar Hill Health Care Center
49 CEDAR HILL DRIVE
WINDSOR, VT
9.33
Menig Nursing Home
215 TOM WICKER LANE
RANDOLPH CENTER, VT
10.00
Birchwood Terrace Rehab and Healthcare
43 STARR FARM RD
BURLINGTON, VT
11.33
Bel Aire Center
35 BEL-AIRE DRIVE
NEWPORT, VT
12.67
Green Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation
475 ETHAN ALLEN AVENUE
COLCHESTER, VT
13.33

The list below shows the worst skilled nursing facilities in Vermont based on their most recent weighted average inspection score.

Facility Rating
Bennington Health and Rehab
2 BLACKBERRY LANE
BENNINGTON, VT
393.67
Burlington Health and Rehab
300 PEARL STREET
BURLINGTON, VT
293.33
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St Johnsbury Health and Rehab
1248 HOSPITAL DRIVE
SAINT JOHNSBURY, VT
267.00
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Elderwood at Burlington
98 STARR FARM RD
BURLINGTON, VT
219.33
Berlin Health and Rehab Ctr
98 HOSPITALITY DRIVE
BARRE, VT
185.33
Springfield Health and Rehab
105 CHESTER RD
SPRINGFIELD, VT
139.33
Crescent Manor Care Ctrs
312 CRESCENT BLVD
BENNINGTON, VT
84.67
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Union House Nursing Home
3086 GLOVER STREET
GLOVER, VT
80.67
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The Pines at Rutland Center For Nursing and Rehabi
99 ALLEN STREET
RUTLAND, VT
62.67
Center For Living and Rehabilitation
160 HOSPITAL DRIVE
BENNINGTON, VT
61.00

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Skilled Nursing Homes in Vermont Compared to Nationwide

We have compared Vermont nursing homes to the nationwide average on several metrics. Vermont performed better than the national average on several metrics and worse on other metrics.

Cycle 1 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 8.10 Lower
Cycle 1 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 0.90 Lower
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 8.10 Lower
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 2.20 Lower
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 5.30 Lower
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 2.80 Lower
Average Number Of Residents Per Day 69.70 Lower
Reported Nurse Aide Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 2.44 Higher
Reported Lpn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.91 Higher
Reported Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.83 Higher
Reported Licensed Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 1.74 Higher
Reported Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 4.18 Higher
Total Number Of Nurse Staff Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 3.61 Higher
Registered Nurse Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 0.52 Higher
Reported Physical Therapist Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.09 Higher
Total Nursing Staff Turnover 63.10 Higher
Registered Nurse Turnover 52.00 Higher
Number Of Administrators Who Have Left The Nursing Home 0.90 Higher
Case-mix Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.39 Higher
Case-mix Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.25 Higher
Number Of Fines 1.50 Lower
Fine Amount In Dollars 42,343.00 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Need For Help With Daily Activities Has Increased 21.30 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 6.14 Higher
Percentage Of Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control Of Their Bowels Or Bladder 49.02 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Catheter Inserted And Left In Their Bladder 1.98 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Urinary Tract Infection 3.14 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 16.92 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0.10 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Experiencing One Or More Falls With Major Injury 5.37 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 91.84 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antipsychotic Medication 19.75 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 81.89 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received An Antipsychotic Medication 1.14 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Ability To Move Independently Worsened 22.56 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antianxiety Or Hypnotic Medication 17.07 Lower
Percentage Of High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 8.47 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 95.63 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Made Improvements In Function 81.24 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 75.98 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Rehospitalized After A Nursing Home Admission 18.95 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Had An Outpatient Emergency Department Visit 18.49 Higher
Number Of Hospitalizations Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.47 Lower
Number Of Outpatient Emergency Department Visits Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.68 Higher