Cedars Nursing Care Center is one of four available facilities in Portland, Maine. After receiving an A overall grade, this facility has the distinction of being one of the 50 best nursing homes in Maine. Based on our ratings, this place is just about as as good as it gets. Headlining this nursing home's stellar report card is its inspection score, which we will address in the next section.
Cedars Nursing Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well overall, this facility also received a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our best scores in that category with an A+. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded an A+ short-term care grade, rendering it one of the few nursing homes to receive more than one A+ category scores. Our short-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. When determining our nursing grades, we analyze both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 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 place 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 frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we graded turned out to be this facility's poorest category. However, even in its worst category we still gave it an acceptable grade of C in long-term care. In a long-term care setting, the 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 residents. One of the data points we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. We were a bit worried that this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to only 82.06278 percent of its residents. Nevertheless, this facility keeps its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cedars Nursing Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cedars Nursing Care Center, 5.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care patients who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cedars Nursing Care Center, 3.79% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cedars Nursing Care Center, 3.3% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cedars Nursing Care Center, 20.55% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cedars Nursing Care Center, 16.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cedars Nursing Care Center, 8.37% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression could indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cedars Nursing Care Center, 94.73% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cedars Nursing Care Center, 14.81% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cedars Nursing Care Center, 27.47% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who retained mobility levels.
In Cedars Nursing Care Center, 0.94 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cedars Nursing Care Center, 27.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cedars Nursing Care Center, 14.29 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cedars Nursing Care Center, 74.15% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements.
Scores for Portland, ME
- Overall Rating has a grade of A
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
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