Cheshire County Home is a large government-owned facility in Westmoreland, New Hampshire. This proved to be an A+ rated facility, which is the top score. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top five percent of all nursing homes nationally. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's exemplary report card is its inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
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Cheshire County Home
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
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
- Government - County
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Lymphedema Care
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Top Nursing Home in New Hampshire Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in New Hampshire Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in New Hampshire Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This nursing home also received an A+ for its nursing grade. Nursing scores are largely associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.5 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 nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning the page to our third category, this facility was awarded a top-shelf short-term care grade. In fact, it received a score of A in this area. Our short-term care scores are crucial for residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the final area, this nursing home also excelled in the long-term care category. We awarded it a grade of A- for this area. This topped off a straight A profile. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are well cared for. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 90.15544 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be a bit below what we anticipated but still a decent figure. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cheshire County Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cheshire County Home, 6.48% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cheshire County Home, 5.13% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cheshire County Home, 2.56% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cheshire County Home, 16.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cheshire County Home, 14.9% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cheshire County Home, 6.23% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cheshire County Home, 94.94% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cheshire County Home, 18.44% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cheshire County Home, 18.81% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who were able to retain mobility. Some would argue that mobility is vital to patients health.
In Cheshire County Home, 1.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cheshire County Home, 18.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
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