Alliance Health at Baldwinville is a facility located in Baldwinville, Massachusetts, a city with 3,336 people. This facility appears to be among the higher-graded nursing homes we looked at. A score in this range requires first-rate marks across the board. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the United States. This facility's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection reports, which you can find in the next section.
Alliance Health at Baldwinville
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This means that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Among its many dominant grades, this facility received first-rate long-term care grade. In fact, it received a score of A in that category. In a long-term care environment, the primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the criteria we considered after nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 93.333336 percent of its patients. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. Our nursing grade is based on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the number of hours spent with residents. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we rated is short-term care, in which this facility was awarded a B-. This actually turned out to be this facility's worst category. This is nevertheless not a bad grade. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to score a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to offer high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally must offer higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. This figure was below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Alliance Health at Baldwinville Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Alliance Health at Baldwinville, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alliance Health at Baldwinville, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are often linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alliance Health at Baldwinville, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alliance Health at Baldwinville, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically required. However, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alliance Health at Baldwinville, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alliance Health at Baldwinville, 1.93% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression may imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alliance Health at Baldwinville, 91.44% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alliance Health at Baldwinville, 15.15% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alliance Health at Baldwinville, 17.66% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Alliance Health at Baldwinville, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alliance Health at Baldwinville, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Alliance Health at Baldwinville, 10.93 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alliance Health at Baldwinville, 71.35% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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