Cedars Nursing Care Center is one of a mere three nursing homes located in Portland, Maine. After receiving an A overall grade, this facility has the distinction of being one of the top 50 facilities in Maine. Based on our ratings, this facility is simply as good as it gets. Headlining this place's exemplary profile is its short-term care grade, which is addressed in the next section.
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Cedars Nursing Care Center
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- 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
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Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
We also found that this facility excelled in our short-term care rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Our short-term care grade is often used to gauge a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to have highly graded rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must offer higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 6.9 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
This facility has also received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Inspection grades account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this category usually have few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily something to panic about.
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We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing 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 B- 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. Thankfully, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 94.75983 percent of its patients. This facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. 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.
Cedars Nursing Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cedars Nursing Care Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cedars Nursing Care Center, 4.18% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Falls are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cedars Nursing Care Center, 3.5% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cedars Nursing Care Center, 18.39% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cedars Nursing Care Center, 15.41% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cedars Nursing Care Center, 8.02% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cedars Nursing Care Center, 92.15% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cedars Nursing Care Center, 14.01% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some experts would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cedars Nursing Care Center, 19.04% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Cedars Nursing Care Center, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cedars Nursing Care Center, 19.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cedars Nursing Care Center, 12.58 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cedars Nursing Care Center, 70.88% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's usually correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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