Cedar View Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Methuen, Massachusetts. With an overall score of B, this looks like a good option. In our view, this place is a good fit for most people. One of the highlights of this nursing home's profile is its impressive short-term care score, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Cedar View Rehabilitation and Healthcare 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 - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
On top of earning a strong overall score, this nursing home also received an elite short-term care grade. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with an A. In computing our short-term care ratings, we size up the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This grade is often a solid measure of a facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
We also wanted to emphasize this nursing home's nearly flawless inspections recently. We gave them an impressive grade of B+ in this category. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
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Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. In calculating our nursing ratings, we look at both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 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 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 many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we graded is long-term care, which turned out to be this facility's least impressive area. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in this category. Naturally, this score pulled down the nursing home's overall profile to a certain degree. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility provided the vaccine to 99.5935 percent of its residents, which is a very respectable statistic. Surprisingly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cedar View Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cedar View Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cedar View Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who had a fall resulting in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cedar View Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percent of long-term patients that experienced a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cedar View Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cedar View Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cedar View Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 1.93% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents exhibiting signs of depression. High rates of depression may indicate lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cedar View Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 91.44% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cedar View Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 15.15% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cedar View Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 17.66% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who maintained mobility. Some believe that the ability to move around is important for patients mental and physical well-being.
In Cedar View Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cedar View Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cedar View Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 10.93 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cedar View Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 71.35% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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