Apple Rehab Colchester is a nursing home located in Colchester, Connecticut, a city with a population of 16,857 people. It looks like this nursing home is one of the most impressive facilities we assessed. This facility received one of the top ratings we offer. In fact, this nursing home has the distinction of being one of the top 100 nursing homes in Connecticut. This is an impressive accomplishment in a state with a long list of elite nursing homes. If you scroll down, you will see this place's category grades, which are also strong.
Apple Rehab Colchester
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
On top of performing well in its overall grade, this facility received a nearly flawless inspection report. Consequently, we gave it one of our best scores in that category with an A. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information 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.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its top-shelf profile, this nursing home also was given a dominant short-term care score, with a grade of A. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility 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 looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 6.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also want to alert you to the fact that this facility was given an impressive score of A- in our long-term care category. For residents seeking a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 86.875 percent of its patients. This is somewhat lower than we expected but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, at least this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The fourth area we analyzed is nursing, where this facility was given a B+. This completed a very impressive profile. Only a select few nursing homes received a B+ or better in each of our categories. In calculating our nursing scores, we look at both nursing hours and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning a resident more frequently.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Apple Rehab Colchester Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Apple Rehab Colchester, 6.31% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percentage of long-term stay residents which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Apple Rehab Colchester, 3.94% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Apple Rehab Colchester, 1.79% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Apple Rehab Colchester, 14.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Apple Rehab Colchester, 17.25% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term patients who were prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Apple Rehab Colchester, 5.92% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some believe this is a measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Apple Rehab Colchester, 90.83% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Apple Rehab Colchester, 17.44% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Apple Rehab Colchester, 23.72% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Apple Rehab Colchester, 23.72 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Apple Rehab Colchester, 9.54 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Apple Rehab Colchester, 74.33% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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