Barron Center is one of four available nursing homes located in Portland, Maine. This nursing home is a grade A facility, which is a high-end rating. Remarkably, this was in line with the other facilities in Portland, which has some of the highest graded nursing homes in Maine. This place also received very consistent scores in all four of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
1145 Brighton Ave,
Portland ME 04102
53.69% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this area generally have very few severe deficiencies. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its top-shelf assessment, this nursing home also received an excellent long-term care grade, with a grade of A-. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. One of the criteria we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 97.31286 percent of its patients. This is a proven method to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.8 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. We assessed the levels of nurses working for the facility, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses spent with patients, in calculating our score in this category. This nursing home averages 3.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these datapoints as predictive indicators of the caliber of nursing care provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed was this nursing home's weakest area. However, even its worst category would actually be a strength for many facilities. We awarded it an above average grade of B in short-term care. In our short-term care grade, we try to craft a sound gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze the nursing home's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. One reason for this facility's strong score in this category is that it provides more care with registered nurses to its residents than the average nursing home. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 43.8 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Barron Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Barron Center, 5.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Barron Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Barron Center, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who have suffered from urinary tract infections. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Barron Center, 20.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that are administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Barron Center, 16.59% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Barron Center, 8.28% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Barron Center, 94.82% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Barron Center, 14.76% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Barron Center, 27.36% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels. Many in the industry argue that mobility is important for patients mental and physical health.
In Barron Center, 0.93 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to maintaining the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Barron Center, 27.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Barron Center, 74.02% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Portland, ME
- Overall Rating has a grade of A
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
Looking for more options? Portland, Maine has 3 other nursing homes
- Spring Harbor HospitalPsychiatric 1.72 miles away123 Andover Road Westbrook Maine 04092Government - Federal(207) 761-2200
- Maine Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3 miles away22 Bramhall St Portland Maine 04102Voluntary non-profit - Private(207) 662-0111
- Northern Light HealthAcute Care Hospitals 3.42 miles away144 State Street Portland Maine 04101Voluntary non-profit - Church(207) 879-3000
- Southern Maine Health CareAcute Care Hospitals 16.22 miles away1 Medical Center Drive Biddeford Maine 04005Voluntary non-profit - Private(207) 283-7000
- Casco Bay Dialysis Facility0.61 miles away1 Chabot Street Westbrook Maine 04092CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (207) 854-9822
- Southern Maine Dialysis Facility1.53 miles away1600b Congress Street Portland Maine 04102CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 26 (207) 774-5985
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