Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation is in Augusta, Maine. The city has a population of 26,086 people. We have a high opinion of this nursing home, which we gave a B+ overall. We were equally impressed with the city grade of nursing homes in Augusta, making this a great place to find a nursing home. Based on all of the relevant data, you can do much worse than this nursing home. The best part of this nursing home's strong report card was its inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph
Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a strong overall rating, this facility fared even better in our inspections category which is based on the nursing home's recent inspection reports. In fact, we awarded it an A- for this area, which is one of our highest scores. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this area tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. While this place had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple relatively minor dings aren't necessarily the end of the world.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. The nursing rating is based on several subcategories, but the paramount one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning the page to our next category, this nursing home was given a strong short-term care score. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a A-. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to measure a facility's performance with rehabilitation In order to have quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally must offer higher levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at was long-term care. This facility was given an impressive long-term care score in our assessment, with a grade of C. Although this wasn't nearly as dominant as several of its other scores, this is still a decent rating for this area. Our long-term care ratings are based in part on a facility's amount of nursing services. This includes a broad range of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine medical services. One of the factors we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccines. Fortunately, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 94.23077 percent of its patients. This facility keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 5.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 3.79% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that experienced falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 3.3% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percentage of long-term patients who experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 20.55% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 16.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are generally used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 8.37% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may indicate worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 94.73% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 14.81% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 27.47% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels.
In Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 0.94 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 27.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 14.29 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 74.15% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Augusta, ME
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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