Colonial Health Care is a senior living facility in Lincoln, Maine. This city has a population of 5,948 people. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is an elite grade. We really couldn't find many negative things to say about this facility. Its grades are just impeccable. Scroll down to find this facility's category scores, which are also impressive. It's hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
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Colonial Health Care
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Jan 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
36 Workman Terrace Street,
Lincoln ME 04457
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2019
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this category typically have few severe deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies an imminent threat to resident safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.
This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Our nursing rating is largely tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home 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 typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our next category, this nursing home also received a grade of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is a well above average grade in this category. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is too frequently a life or death health condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a facility doesn't take any chances. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category we graded, this facility was given a very strong grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this grade, the facility wrapped up a first-rate report card. Our short-term care grade is typically used to gauge a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to offer better levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this nursing home provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The last metric we considered in this category is the number of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Colonial Health Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Colonial Health Care, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care patients which have pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Colonial Health Care, 4.18% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents that had falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Colonial Health Care, 3.5% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Colonial Health Care, 18.39% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who are given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Colonial Health Care, 15.41% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Colonial Health Care, 92.15% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Colonial Health Care, 14.01% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
In Colonial Health Care, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
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