Alpine Nursing Home is located in Coventry, Rhode Island. This nursing home received an A- overall, which is one of our better ratings. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the nation. Keep reading to find this facility's category scores, which are also impressive. It's hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.
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Alpine Nursing Home
- 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 Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Top Nursing Home in Rhode Island Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Coventry, Rhode Island Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Rhode Island Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Coventry, Rhode Island Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Rhode Island Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Coventry, Rhode Island Awards 2021
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an excellent long-term care score, with a grade of A. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 96.296295 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is too frequently a deadly condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home does not leave this to chance. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
This facility has received near flawless government inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A in this category. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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.
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This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing score is primarily associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area 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 last area we looked at is short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a strong grade of B. Our short-term care ratings are meaningful for patients seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a broad range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we considered in this area is the number of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 4.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Alpine Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Alpine Nursing Home, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alpine Nursing Home, 4.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alpine Nursing Home, 2.86% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care can minimize the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alpine Nursing Home, 19.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alpine Nursing Home, 15.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alpine Nursing Home, 2.02% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients showing depressive symptoms. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alpine Nursing Home, 93.99% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alpine Nursing Home, 16.08% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alpine Nursing Home, 17.13% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Alpine Nursing Home, 1.33 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alpine Nursing Home, 17.13 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Alpine Nursing Home, 13.94 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alpine Nursing Home, 77.03% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements.
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