Cedar Hill Health Care Center is located in Windsor, Vermont. This facility is one of the highest-graded nursing homes we found. Receiving an A+ in our grading scheme requires excellent marks across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top five percent of all nursing homes in the country. Headlining this facility's stellar report card is its inspection rating, which you can find in the next section.
Cedar Hill Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Top Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a great facility overall, it also earned A+ government inspections in recent years. Its inspections are virtually flawless. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite insignificant. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This means that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This nursing home also received an A+ for its nursing grade. We assessed the licensure of nurses employed by the nursing home, as well as the quantity of time the nurses worked with residents, in determining our score in this category. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third category we assessed was long-term care. Contributing to its high-end profile, this facility also performed well in this category. In fact, it received a of A for the category. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. After considering the amount of nursing care, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly is often a deadly ailment for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility does not leave this to chance. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
In our last category, we awarded this facility a grade of A+ for its short-term care grade. This rounded out a very impressive profile. In the area of short-term care, we seek to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cedar Hill Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cedar Hill Health Care Center, 6.83% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cedar Hill Health Care Center, 4.61% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients which have had falls which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cedar Hill Health Care Center, 2.86% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents that have experienced a urinary tract infection. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cedar Hill Health Care Center, 15.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used to treat several medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cedar Hill Health Care Center, 15.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cedar Hill Health Care Center, 12.18% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression may imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cedar Hill Health Care Center, 95.68% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cedar Hill Health Care Center, 18.04% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cedar Hill Health Care Center, 23.81% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Cedar Hill Health Care Center, 1.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cedar Hill Health Care Center, 23.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cedar Hill Health Care Center, 78.83% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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