Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation is in Augusta, Maine. The city has a population of 26,086 people. This nursing home turns out to be a quality facility, with an overall grade of B. Based on our analysis, you can do much worse than this place. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong report card is its nursing rating. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph
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Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation
- 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 - 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
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing grade. Nursing scores are heavily correlated with quality and quantity of nursing care. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility performed well in the area of short-term care. In fact, we awarded it a score of A- for that category, which happens to be one of our higher scores. Short-term care ratings are vital for people seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a broad spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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We also awarded this nursing home a grade of B- for our inspections rating. This is a very respectable nursing score. Inspection grades weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. While this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we graded was long-term care, which was this nursing home's weakest category. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in that area. Sadly, this category pulled down the nursing home's overall grade a bit. Facilities that do not fare well in long-term care typically are not as well-staffed and are lagging in some of the areas of routine personal care we looked at. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We found that this facility gave the vaccine to only 83.5 percent of its residents, which is quite a bit lower than we expected. To our surprise, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This was its best score in this category.
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, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 4.18% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 3.5% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 18.39% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 15.41% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 8.02% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 92.15% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 14.01% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 19.04% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 19.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 12.58 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 70.88% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements.
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
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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