Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center is a large nursing home located in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. This facility was given an overall grade of B, which is favorable rating. This place truly has plenty working in its favor. The best part of this nursing home's impressive report card was its inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph
Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Best Nursing Home in Fairhaven, Massachusetts Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Fairhaven, Massachusetts Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall score, this nursing home performed even better in the area of inspections which is based on the nursing home's recent inspections. In fact, we gave it an A+ for that category, which is one of our highest grades. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. 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.
Short-term Care Quality
In addition, this nursing home also was given favorable short-term care scores in our assessment. Indeed, we gave them one of our higher grades in that category, with a grade of B+. In our short-term care assessment, we seek to create a sound barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess a nursing home's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients that were able to return home from this facility. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a favorable long-term care score. In fact, we gave it an above average grade of B in this category. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in this category it is typically a good sign for resident care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 98.40426 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Moving on to our last area, this facility was awarded an acceptable nursing grade of C. Our nursing score weighs a host of subcategories. The most heavily weighted factor is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is generally a reliable indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place.
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, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often caused by poor nursing care. More supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 1.93% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 91.44% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 15.15% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 17.66% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term residents that maintained mobility.
In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 10.93 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center, 71.35% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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