Colonial Hill Center is an average-sized facility located in Rochester, New Hampshire. This facility received an overall rating of F. This place is about as bad as it gets. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
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Colonial Hill 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 Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent grade in that category with a score of C. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite insignificant. This facility had 5 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but none were category G through L deficiencies. This means this facility dodged the more serious categories of deficiencies. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
Short-term Care Quality
Remarkably, we awarded this nursing home a C for our short-term care score, which is not too bad of a score. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. We found that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. It provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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We were stunned to find that this facility also excelled in the area of nursing. In fact, we awarded it an D for that category, which is one of our best scores. Our nursing score analyzes the facility's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This place averaged just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This place performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we graded was long-term care, which is this nursing home's least impressive area. We awarded this nursing home a D in that category. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids, as well as the levels of routine medical care available. Once we concluded our assessment of the quantity of nursing care, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. We were a bit concerned this facility vaccinated a relatively low 87.76596 percent of its residents for pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Colonial Hill Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Colonial Hill Center, 6.48% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great measure of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Colonial Hill Center, 5.13% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Colonial Hill Center, 2.56% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Colonial Hill Center, 16.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited 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 Colonial Hill Center, 14.9% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term patients who are given antianxiety medication. These medications are typically used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Colonial Hill Center, 6.23% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. High levels of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Colonial Hill Center, 94.94% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Colonial Hill Center, 18.44% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Colonial Hill Center, 18.81% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Colonial Hill Center, 1.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Colonial Hill Center, 18.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Colonial Hill Center, 13.79 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Colonial Hill Center, 81.87% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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