Cedar Healthcare Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This proved to be a decent facility, with an overall grade of B-. You can certainly do worse than this facility. One of the highlights of this nursing home's report card is its impressive inspection score, which we will address in the next section.
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Cedar Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its decent overall grade, we gave this facility an A- for its inspection grade. This is far better than its overall score. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to create an immediate threat to resident health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
This nursing home also excelled in nursing, where it received an B+. Nursing scores are primarily tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 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 place 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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Long-term Care Quality
The third best category we awarded this facility in any category came in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of C. Our long-term care scores are more meaningful for people in need of more traditional services related to activities of daily living. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. We were pleased to learn that this facility vaccinated 94.244606 percent of its patients against pneumonia. This place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Our final category is short-term care, in which we awarded this nursing home a grade of C in this area. Short-term care scores are crucial for patients requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires additional highly-skilled nursing. This means a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 4.6 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cedar Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cedar Healthcare Center, 6.48% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cedar Healthcare Center, 5.13% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often the result of poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cedar Healthcare Center, 2.56% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by poor nursing care. However, this metric can be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cedar Healthcare Center, 16.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cedar Healthcare Center, 14.9% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cedar Healthcare Center, 6.23% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cedar Healthcare Center, 94.94% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cedar Healthcare Center, 18.44% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cedar Healthcare Center, 18.81% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cedar Healthcare Center, 18.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cedar Healthcare Center, 13.79 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cedar Healthcare Center, 81.87% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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