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Barron Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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1145 Brighton Ave,
Portland ME 04102

(207) 774-2623

53.51% estimated occupancy 1

Barron Center is located in Portland, Maine. This city has a population of 65,261 people. With an A overall grade, we rated this nursing home in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the country. We simply can not say enough favorable things about this nursing home. If you look further down this page, you will see this place's category ratings, which are also quite good.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - City
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Maine badge

Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in Maine badge

Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to receiving a strong overall rating, this facility earned an A+ inspection rating. This is based on its recent government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the highest complements we can offer a nursing home. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this area usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. This facility received 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to create an imminent risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

On the list of its many dominant grades, this nursing home was awarded a top-shelf short-term care grade. In fact, it received a score of A- in that area. In calculating our short-term care scores, we look at a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This category is often a solid assessment of the facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. When determining a nursing home's nursing score, we weigh the number of hours nurses are with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving residents more often.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In the last area, we awarded this facility a grade of A+ for its long-term care grade. This topped off a first-rate report card. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 97.1134 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Barron Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Barron Center, 6.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Barron Center, 3.91% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Barron Center, 3.22% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poor hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Barron Center, 20.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Barron Center, 16.44% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric indicates the percent of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Barron Center, 8.43% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Barron Center, 94.03% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Barron Center, 14.38% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of erosion of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Barron Center, 24.84% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who maintained mobility. Many would argue that the ability to move around is critical to patients physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Barron Center, 1.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Barron Center, 24.84 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Barron Center, 73.12% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

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
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus

Looking for more options? Portland, Maine has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • 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

Nearby Dialysis

  • 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
  • York County Dialysis Center15.98 miles away29 Barra Road Biddeford Maine 04005CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (207) 282-3908