Applewood Center is the only facility we found in Winchester, New Hampshire. Featuring an overall rating of A-, this facility is ranked among the better nursing homes we assessed. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all facilities in the nation. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which you can find in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a strong overall score, this nursing home earned an A+ inspection rating. This score is based on the facility's recent government inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the best complements we can offer a facility. Our inspection grades are based on items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this area have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. We weren't able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its profile, this nursing home also earned a score of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is an above average grade in this area. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in this category it is a good sign for patient care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B+. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. The nursing rating analyzes a handful of components, most of which are associated with nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we scored was short-term care, in which this facility was given a grade of B-. This turned out to be this facility's weakest category. This is still not the end of the world. In computing our short-term care ratings, we look at a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This grade is generally a useful assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Applewood Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Applewood Center, 6.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Applewood Center, 5.18% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who experienced a fall which caused major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Applewood Center, 3.06% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Applewood Center, 16.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Applewood Center, 16.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care patients which were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Applewood Center, 5.54% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients exhibiting signs of depression. Higher rates of depression could imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Applewood Center, 95.74% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Applewood Center, 19.68% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Applewood Center, 24.67% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility. Some experts would argue that mobility is critical to residents' well-being.
In Applewood Center, 1.18 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Applewood Center, 24.67 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Applewood Center, 11.85 Percentage of Patients
This indicates 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 Applewood Center, 77.92% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements.
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