Barron Center is located in Portland, Maine. This city has a population of 65,261 people. We gave this nursing home an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top third of all facilities in the United States. We flat out can not say enough favorable things about this place. If you scroll down, you can see this facility's category ratings, which are also quite good.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - City/county
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
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Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of performing well overall, this facility earned an excellent inspection report. Consequently, we gave it one of our best grades in this category with an A. Inspection grades are based on pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to alert you to the fact that this nursing home was awarded a superb grade of A- in our short-term care area. Short-term care grades are based on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed was long-term care. This facility was given an above average long-term care grade, with a grade of B+ in this area. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 96.199524 percent of its residents, which is higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The last area we looked at is nursing, in which this nursing home was awarded a grade of B. Although this turned out to be its worst category score, this is nevertheless an impressive grade. The nursing score assesses quite a few components, most of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided 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 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 often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Barron Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Barron Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Barron Center, 4.18% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Barron Center, 3.5% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term residents which have experienced a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Barron Center, 18.39% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term stay patients which are given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Barron Center, 15.41% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Barron Center, 8.02% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Barron Center, 92.15% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Barron Center, 14.01% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Barron Center, 19.04% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Barron Center, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Barron Center, 19.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Barron Center, 70.88% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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