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.
Cedar Ridge Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
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
Registered Staff Hours
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.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded an impressive short-term care score. In fact, we gave it an above average score of B+ in this category. Short-term care grades are critical for people seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires additional highly-skilled nursing. This includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. We weighed the skill-level of nurses at the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses were with residents, in computing our grade in this area. 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 generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we scored is long-term care. This nursing home was awarded an above average long-term care rating in our assessment, with a grade of C. Even though this isn't nearly as strong as many of its other category grades, this is still a decent grade for that category. Our long-term care scores are more meaningful for residents needing more traditional assistance related to activities of daily living. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 95.61404 percent of its residents, which is more than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably 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, 6.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cedar Ridge Center, 3.91% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of long-term residents who have sustained falls leading to severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cedar Ridge Center, 3.22% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cedar Ridge Center, 20.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cedar Ridge Center, 16.44% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cedar Ridge Center, 8.43% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cedar Ridge Center, 94.03% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cedar Ridge Center, 14.38% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cedar Ridge Center, 24.84% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Cedar Ridge Center, 1.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to preserving the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cedar Ridge Center, 24.84 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cedar Ridge Center, 14.74 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cedar Ridge Center, 73.12% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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