Cape Heritage Rehabilitation & Health Care Center is in Sandwich, Massachusetts. This city has 10,359 people. This is a respectable facility, with an overall grade of C. This place has some things working in its favor. The best part of this place's report card was is its nursing grade. We discuss nursing in the next paragraph.
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Cape Heritage Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
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
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
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Registered Staff Hours
We gave this facility one of our better scores in nursing, with an A-. This is a notably better grade than the facility's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. There are many subcategories within this category. Many of the criteria are tied to the quantity of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 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 facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also excelled in the category of short-term care, with top-shelf grade of A- in this area. Our short-term care scores are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 5.3 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a favorable grade in our long-term care category. We awarded this nursing home an above average grade of B+ in this category. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 91.139244 percent of its patients, which is a bit below what we expected. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
In our last category of inspections, this nursing home received an F here. This score was very detrimental to this facility's overall score. With facilities that received this bad of an inspection rating, we recommend scrutinizing any severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This particular nursing home had 3 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they created a threat to resident safety or health. Lastly, we also want to point out that this facility was assessed significant government fines in recent years of more than $100,000. This typically signifies that a bad track record has been an issue for multiple years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cape Heritage Rehabilitation & Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cape Heritage Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 6.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cape Heritage Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 2.85% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term residents who sustained a fall which resulted in major injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cape Heritage Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 1.31% of Patients had UTIs
This figure gauges the percent of long-term residents who have experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cape Heritage Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 20% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cape Heritage Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 25% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cape Heritage Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 0.37% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing signs of depression. Higher levels of depression may reveal worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cape Heritage Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 93.22% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cape Heritage Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 12.11% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cape Heritage Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 7.91% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who maintained mobility.
In Cape Heritage Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cape Heritage Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 7.91% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cape Heritage Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 19.95% of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cape Heritage Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 56.33% of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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