Cedar Ridge Center is in Skowhegan, Maine, a city with 9,903 people. This nursing home received an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average grade. Based on our analysis, this facility ought to meet the needs of most people. This nursing home is stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any weak links in any of our major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Cedar Ridge Center
- Nursing Home
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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Colostomy Care
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Skowhegan, Maine Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Skowhegan, Maine Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Skowhegan, Maine Awards 2021
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To go along with its favorable overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A for the area of inspections. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies an immediate risk to resident health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily something to panic about.
This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. We looked at the licensure of nurses at the facility, as well as the quantity of time the nurses were with patients, in determining our score in this area. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also strong in the category of short-term care, where it was given a score of B. It performed better than most facilities in this category. Short-term care scores are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 5.2 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we assessed turned out to be this facility's poorest area. However, even in its worst category we still awarded it an acceptable grade of C for long-term care. If you are looking for services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care grades. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We were a bit alarmed this facility administered the vaccine to only 79.80769 percent of its patients. Nevertheless, this nursing home keeps its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cedar Ridge Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cedar Ridge Center, 5.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cedar Ridge Center, 4.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cedar Ridge Center, 2.66% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cedar Ridge Center, 20.87% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cedar Ridge Center, 19.68% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cedar Ridge Center, 4.28% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cedar Ridge Center, 85.07% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cedar Ridge Center, 10.75% of Patients
Measures 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 taking medications and bathing. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cedar Ridge Center, 15.82% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Cedar Ridge Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cedar Ridge Center, 15.82% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cedar Ridge Center, 27.58% of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cedar Ridge Center, 75.72% of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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