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Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: A-Oct 20: A+Jan 21: AFeb 21: AMar 21: AApr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: ANov 21: AJan 22: A-Feb 22: A-Mar 22: A-Apr 22: A-May 22: A-
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389 Alden Road,
Fairhaven MA 02719

(508) 991-8600

87.04% estimated occupancy 1

Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center is one of only three available nursing homes located in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. We awarded this facility an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top fifth of all facilities in the country. This is really as good of a nursing home as you'll find. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection score, which you can find in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this nursing home also received an A+ inspection rating. This grade is based on the facility's recent government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can offer a facility. Our inspection grades are tied to several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this area have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Adding to its fine profile, this facility also was awarded an excellent short-term care grade, with a grade of A-. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, this nursing home offers both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities offer both. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. This place performed as well as just about any nursing home with 63.6 percent of its patients returning home. Most facilities are below 50 percent in this statistic.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

We also would like to emphasize the fact that this nursing home received an elite score of A- in our long-term care area. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 98.36066 percent of its residents, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.37 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

Moving on to the last category, this nursing home received a high-end nursing score. While this was not quite as good as many of its other scores, this is still one of the more favorable scores a facility can receive. Our nursing grade is largely tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 3.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these statistics as predictive indicators of the caliber of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 6.42% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 3.57% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 2.4% of Patients had UTIs

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients who have experienced UTI's. UTI's may be an indication of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic can be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 19.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients which were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically required. However, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 19% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 1.96% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients showing signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may be a sign a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 91.59% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 15.22% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 19.05% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who retained mobility levels. Many argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

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

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 19.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 10.96 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 70.74% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Southcoast Hospital Group, IncAcute Care Hospitals 12.7 miles away363 Highland Avenue Fall River Massachusetts 02720Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 679-3131
  • Saint Anne's HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.35 miles away795 Middle Street Fall River Massachusetts 02721Proprietary(508) 674-5600
  • Falmouth HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.87 miles away67 & 100 Ter Heun Drive Falmouth Massachusetts 02540Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 548-5300
  • Morton HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.28 miles away88 Washington Street Taunton Massachusetts 02780Proprietary(508) 828-7000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Medical Care of Fairhaven2.02 miles away216 Huttleson Avenue Fairhaven Massachusetts 02719Dialysis Stations: 19 (508) 996-0364
  • Hawthorn Kidney Center4.41 miles away537 Faunce Corner Road North Dartmouth Massachusetts 02747CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (508) 994-9692
  • Davita New Bedford Dialysis4.79 miles away237-B State Road North Dartmouth Massachusetts 02747CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (508) 992-0629
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Wareham11.76 miles away100 Rosebrook Way Suite 100 Wareham Massachusetts 02571Dialysis Stations: 13 (508) 291-1100
  • Dialysis Center of Tiverton12.68 miles away22 Hurst Lane Tiverton Rhode Island 02878Dialysis Stations: 21 (401) 624-4403
  • Fall River Kidney Center LLC12.8 miles away48 Weaver Street Fall River Massachusetts 02720CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 41 (508) 677-4911

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