Apple Rehab Clipper is a small nursing home located in Westerly, Rhode Island. We think highly of this facility, which we awarded a B+ overall. We were also impressed with the city grade of facilities in Westerly, making this a great place to find a nursing home. This nursing home definitely has plenty of good features. This nursing home is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Apple Rehab Clipper
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Top Nursing Home in Rhode Island Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Rhode Island Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Westerly, Rhode Island Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Rhode Island Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
On top of receiving a strong overall score, this nursing home also earned an elite short-term care grade. We gave them one of our higher grades in that area, with an impressive grade of A. Our short-term care ratings are believed to be more critical for individuals in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually requires additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a strong long-term care score. Indeed, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this category. Facilities that do well in this category tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 98.85714 percent of its patients, which is far higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This nursing home also performed well in the category of inspections. It earned a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. It received one of our best grades in that category with a grade of B+. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider 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.
The next area we looked at was nursing, in which this facility received a grade of B-. Even though this ended up being its weakest category rating, this is still not a terrible score. Our nursing grade considers a host of data points. The most important one is the number of hours nurses spend with patients. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, our nursing scores also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically an indicator that a facility has quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses to assist its residents.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Apple Rehab Clipper Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Apple Rehab Clipper, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percentage of long-term care residents which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Apple Rehab Clipper, 4.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care patients who have sustained falls which resulted in serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Apple Rehab Clipper, 2.86% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Apple Rehab Clipper, 19.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for many conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Apple Rehab Clipper, 15.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Apple Rehab Clipper, 2.02% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Apple Rehab Clipper, 93.99% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Apple Rehab Clipper, 16.08% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Apple Rehab Clipper, 17.13% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Apple Rehab Clipper, 17.13 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Apple Rehab Clipper, 13.94 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Apple Rehab Clipper, 77.03% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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