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 so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it as one of the top 25 nursing homes in Maine. If you look below, you can see this nursing home's category ratings, which are also strong.
Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
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 0.6 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
Switching gears to the last category, this facility also performed well in our long-term care category. In fact, we gave it a B+ for this area. This rounded out a first-rate profile. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 99.484535 percent of its residents, which is far higher than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, 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 an impressively 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, 6.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center, 3.91% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who suffered falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center, 3.22% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center, 20.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center, 16.44% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients that are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center, 8.43% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center, 94.03% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center, 14.38% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center, 24.84% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.
In Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center, 1.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center, 24.84 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center, 14.74 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Caribou Rehab and Nursing Center, 73.12% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements.
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