Located in Providence, Rhode Island, Berkshire Place is one of six available facilities there. This nursing home was given an overall rating of F. This turned out to be one of the bottom three facilities in Providence. With so many other nursing homes in the city, you should be able to do better. Finally, we were surprised to learn that this place received a decent grade in the area of long-term care. We provide additional information on this category below.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Note: Berkshire Place has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent grade in that category with a score of B-. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. It does not look like we have deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of D. Our nursing rating focuses on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of training of those nurses and the amount of time spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This facility fared well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these metrics to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
As it turns out, this nursing home only received a grade of D for its short-term care rating, which is not an impressive grade. In the category of short-term care, we strive to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Given its weak grade in this category, we weren't surprised to learn this place provided substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most facilities. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This definitely wasn't a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. At most facilities, around half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we looked at was long-term care, ended up being this nursing home's weakest category. We gave this facility a grade of D in this category. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category likely don't provide the type of consistent around the clock care that some other facilities offer. One of the statistics we considered on top of nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. Candidly, we were a bit concerned this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to just 62.811127 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer 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.
Berkshire Place Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Berkshire Place, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Berkshire Place, 4.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Berkshire Place, 2.86% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may also be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Berkshire Place, 19.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Berkshire Place, 15.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents which are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Berkshire Place, 2.02% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Berkshire Place, 93.99% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Berkshire Place, 16.08% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Berkshire Place, 17.13% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Berkshire Place, 1.33 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Berkshire Place, 17.13 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Berkshire Place, 13.94 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of 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 patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Berkshire Place, 77.03% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's usually correlates with superior rehabilitation.
Scores for Providence, RI
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
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