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Cedar Healthcare Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Cedar Healthcare Center's website

188 Jones Avenue,
Portsmouth NH 03801

(603) 431-2530

74.11% estimated occupancy 1

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.

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Colostomy Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Lymphedema Care
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

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 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This 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.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

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 B-. 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. This nursing home vaccinated 93 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be somewhat below what we were hoping for but still a respectable percentage. Nevertheless, this place keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The final area we rated was short-term care. We awarded this nursing home a C in this category. In determining our short-term care grades, we analyze a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This area is often a meaningful measure of a facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility 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. The last datapoint we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Cedar Healthcare Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Cedar Healthcare Center, 6.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Cedar Healthcare Center, 5.16% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a fall resulting in major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Cedar Healthcare Center, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs

This metric indicates the percent of long-term residents who suffered from a UTI. While more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Cedar Healthcare Center, 17.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Cedar Healthcare Center, 16.61% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Cedar Healthcare Center, 5.77% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Cedar Healthcare Center, 95.49% 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

Grade: F

In Cedar Healthcare Center, 18.58% 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

Grade: B-plus

In Cedar Healthcare Center, 22.17% 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

Grade: B-minus

In Cedar Healthcare Center, 22.17 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

Grade: B-minus

In Cedar Healthcare Center, 12.13 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

Grade: C

In Cedar Healthcare Center, 78.43% 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.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Portsmouth Regional HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.46 miles away333 Borthwick Ave Portsmouth New Hampshire 03801Proprietary(603) 436-5110
  • York HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.94 miles away15 Hospital Drive York Maine 03909Voluntary non-profit - Private(207) 363-4321
  • Exeter Hospital IncAcute Care Hospitals 10.37 miles away5 Alumni Drive Exeter New Hampshire 03833Voluntary non-profit - Private(603) 778-7311
  • Wentworth-Douglass HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 12.04 miles away789 Central Ave Dover New Hampshire 03820Voluntary non-profit - Private(603) 740-2580
  • Anna Jaques HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 18.55 miles away25 Highland Avenue Newburyport Massachusetts 01950Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 463-1000
  • Frisbie Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.32 miles away11 Whitehall Road Rochester New Hampshire 03867Voluntary non-profit - Private(603) 332-5211

Nearby Dialysis

  • Seacoast Dialysis Center1.74 miles away155 Borthwick Ave Suite 100 Portsmouth New Hampshire 03801Dialysis Stations: 18 (603) 436-4567
  • Fmc Dialysis Services of Exeter10.01 miles away1 Hampton Road, Suite 109 Exeter New Hampshire 03833Dialysis Stations: 13 (603) 777-9931
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Cocheco River12.8 miles away343 Sixth Street Dover New Hampshire 03820Dialysis Stations: 13 (603) 742-9765
  • Fmc of Newburyport18.18 miles away260 Merrimac Street Towle Building Newburyport Massachusetts 01950CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (978) 465-7030