Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center is a small nursing home located in Caribou, Maine. It looks like this nursing home is one of the best nursing homes we assessed. It was given one of the top scores that we offer. We were impressed enough to rank this nursing home as one of the top 50 nursing homes in Maine. If you look below, you can see this nursing home's category ratings, which are also strong.
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Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Best Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Caribou, Maine Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Caribou, Maine Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Caribou, Maine Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great nursing home overall, it also received A+ inspections recently. Its inspections were nearly flawless. Inspection scores account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this category tend to have very few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in 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 safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its elite accomplishments in other areas, we gave this facility a score of A for its short-term care score. In calculating our short-term care grades, we assess the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This area is generally a useful measure of the facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 5.7 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. When calculating a facility's nursing grade, we look at the number of hours nurses spend with residents as well as the level of licensure of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 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 facility the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of turning patients more frequently.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we graded proved to be this facility's worst category. Nevertheless, even its lowest point would actually be a highlight for most facilities. We gave it a strong grade of B for our long-term care category. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 98.16514 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term residents who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center, 4.18% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center, 3.5% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients which suffered from a urinary tract infection. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center, 18.39% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center, 15.41% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center, 8.02% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center, 92.15% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center, 14.01% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center, 19.04% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center, 19.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center, 12.58 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center, 70.88% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements.
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