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Belknap County Nursing Home

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Belknap County Nursing Home's website

30 County Drive,
Laconia NH 03246

(603) 527-5410

62.12% estimated occupancy 1

Belknap County Nursing Home is a senior living facility in Laconia, New Hampshire. The city has a population of 15,963 people. This facility appears to be ranked among the better facilities we assessed. A grade in this range requires very strong marks across the board. In fact, this nursing home ended up being one of the top 50 nursing homes in New Hampshire. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which we will address in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - County

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Awards

Best Nursing Home in New Hampshire badge

Best Nursing Home in New Hampshire Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Laconia, New Hampshire badge

Best Nursing Home in Laconia, New Hampshire Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in New Hampshire badge

Top Nursing Home in New Hampshire Awards 2020

Top Nursing Home in New Hampshire badge

Top Nursing Home in New Hampshire Awards 2021

Best Nursing Home in Laconia, New Hampshire badge

Best Nursing Home in Laconia, New Hampshire Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of receiving an elite overall score, this nursing home also received an A+ inspection score. This grade is based on its recent government inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the best complements we can pay to a facility. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being quite minor. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

Another reason we rated this facility so favorably is that it was awarded an A+ long-term care score. This is just about as dominant as it gets in this category. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. We weighed the skill-level of nurses at the facility, in addition to the number of hours the nurses worked with residents, in computing our grade in this area. This nursing home provides 0.5 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

Turning to the final area, this facility received a respectable short-term care rating. Even though this is not nearly as elite as many of its other scores, this is really not a major area of concern. In the category of short-term care, we try to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. We were not able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last measure we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who returned home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Belknap County Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Belknap County Nursing Home, 6.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of long-term patients which suffer from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Belknap County Nursing Home, 5.16% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Belknap County Nursing Home, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Belknap County Nursing Home, 17.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Belknap County Nursing Home, 16.61% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents which were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Belknap County Nursing Home, 5.77% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Belknap County Nursing Home, 95.49% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient health.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Belknap County Nursing Home, 18.58% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate erosion of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Belknap County Nursing Home, 22.17% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Some argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients mental and physical well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Belknap County Nursing Home, 1.27 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Belknap County Nursing Home, 22.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Lakes Region General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.55 miles away80 Highland St Laconia New Hampshire 03246Voluntary non-profit - Private(603) 524-3211
  • Franklin Regional HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 10.41 miles away15 Aiken Avenue Franklin New Hampshire 03235Voluntary non-profit - Private(603) 934-2060
  • Huggins HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 14.22 miles away240 South Main Street Wolfeboro New Hampshire 03894Voluntary non-profit - Private(603) 569-7500
  • Speare Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 18.16 miles away16 Hospital Road Plymouth New Hampshire 03264Voluntary non-profit - Private(603) 536-1120

Nearby Dialysis

  • Central New Hampshire Kidney Center1.47 miles away87 Spring Street Laconia New Hampshire 03246Dialysis Stations: 21 (603) 524-8796