Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center is a large nursing home located in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. With an A- overall grade, we rated this facility in the top third of all facilities in the nation. We really can't say enough good things about this facility. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category ratings, which are also quite good. It's hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.
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Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Best Nursing Home in Fairhaven, Massachusetts Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Fairhaven, Massachusetts Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this category tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its first-rate resume, this facility also was given an excellent long-term care grade, with a score of A-. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. On top of considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 98.71795 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, this nursing home also was given favorable short-term care scores this year. Indeed, we awarded it one of our more favorable scores in that category, with a score of B. Our short-term care ratings are critical for patients requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a broad spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last metric we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 6 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
The last category we rated was nursing. This nursing home was given a better than average nursing rating this year, with a grade of B. While this is not as elite as some of its other category grades, this is still one of our stronger scores in that area. In calculating a nursing home's nursing rating, we assess the number of hours nurses are with residents as well as the level of skill of the nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning a resident more often.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 1.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents who suffer from pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care patients who have sustained a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 3.51% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term residents which sustained UTI's. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 14.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay patients which were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 1.64% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 98.87% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 7.67% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 10.92% of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is vital to residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 10.92% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 17.57% 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.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 81.44% of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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