Cape Heritage Rehabilitation & Health Care Center is a large nursing home located in Sandwich, Massachusetts. This turns out to be a grade A facility, which is a truly elite rating. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top 20 percent of all facilities nationally. This facility also received consistently good scores in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about its category grades is available below.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home earned an A+ inspection rating. This grade is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can pay to a nursing home. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.

Short-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

This facility also was given a high-end short-term care grade. This actually turned out to be this facility's second most impressive category score. In that area, this facility received a score of A-. Short-term care grades are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. One of this place's strengths is physical therapy. We found that it offers at least one and a half times as many hours with physical therapists to its residents than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of facilities in the nation with 56.7 percent of its patients returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most nursing homes.

Long-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

This nursing home also was awarded a high-end long-term care score. This actually ended up being its third best category score. In that area, this facility received a score of A-. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 99.717514 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. The last datapoint we looked at is the facility's hospitalization rate. We found that this nursing home had 2.18 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days.

Nurse Quality

B+
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: CFeb 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

Moving on to the fourth area, this facility also performed admirably in the nursing category. We gave it a B+ in this category. This finalized a very strong profile. The nursing grade weighs a number of factors. The most important one is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This facility provided 3.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility 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 country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving residents even once per day.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Cape Heritage Rehabilitation & Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Provider
A+
1.88%
State
B+
5.75%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who have had falls which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing grades.

Provider
D
5.65%
State
B
3.35%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Provider
C
4.26%
State
B
2.46%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Provider
C
18.21%
State
B-
17.92%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Provider
B
19.44%
State
B+
18.77%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is the percent of residents demonstrating signs of depression.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
1.73%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

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

Provider
A-
99.35%
State
B-
90.87%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Provider
B
14.63%
State
B
14.82%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is important for patients well-being.

Provider
B
17.51%
State
B
16.96%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Provider
D
2.38
State
B+
1.45
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Provider
B
17.51
State
B
16.96
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.

Provider
B-
10.94
State
B
9.99
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This indicates the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with superior rehabilitation.

Provider
C
61.84%
State
B-
63.24%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Plymouth 14.01 mi
275 Sandwich Street Plymouth Massachusetts 02360
(508) 746-2000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Cape Cod Hospital 14.38 mi
88 Lewis Bay Road Hyannis Massachusetts 02601
(508) 771-1800
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Falmouth Hospital 15.22 mi
67 & 100 Ter Heun Drive Falmouth Massachusetts 02540
(508) 548-5300
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Fresenius Medical Care of Mashpee 10.37 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 16
34 Bates Road Suite 201 Mashpee Massachusetts 02649
(508) 539-7080
Fresenius Medical Care of Wareham 11.05 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
100 Rosebrook Way Suite 100 Wareham Massachusetts 02571
(508) 291-1100
Cape Cod Artificial Kidney Center (Bma Cape Cod) 14.02 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 22
241 Willow Street Yarmouth Port Massachusetts 02675
(508) 362-4535
Fresenius Medical Care of Plymouth Cordage 17.16 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 16
10 Cordage Park Circle Suite 213 Plymouth Massachusetts 02360
(508) 732-9272