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Cook Willow Convalescent Hospi

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: A-Apr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: AJan 21: AFeb 21: AMar 21: AApr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: ANov 21: AJan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: AApr 22: AMay 22: A
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81 Hillside Avenue,
Plymouth CT 06782

(860) 283-8208

92.33% estimated occupancy 1

Cook Willow Convalescent Hospi is a small nursing home located in Plymouth, Connecticut. This facility is among the most elite nursing homes we found. It received one of the highest scores that we offer. We were impressed enough to rank this facility as one of the 50 best facilities in Connecticut. As you will find below, this place performed equally well in our category scores. We gave it a straight A report card!

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of being an elite facility overall, this facility also performed well in our inspections category, where it earned an A+. Few places performed this well in this area. Our inspection ratings are based on many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that CMS didn't consider any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. This proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility an A. When calculating a nursing home's nursing grade, we weigh the quantity of hours nurses commit to residents as well as the level of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 3.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed better than average in this area. This is often 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.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Turning the page to our next area, this facility was given a strong long-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A in this category. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 97.54902 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

In the last category we graded, this facility was given a very favorable grade of A- in our short-term care category. With this grade, the facility finished off a straight A profile. With our short-term care assessment, we try to create a valuable gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess the facility's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who returned home from this nursing home. We found that it outperformed most nursing homes in this area with 52.6 percent of its residents returning home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Cook Willow Convalescent Hospi Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Cook Willow Convalescent Hospi, 6.31% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric is is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that have pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Cook Willow Convalescent Hospi, 3.94% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents who have had a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Cook Willow Convalescent Hospi, 1.79% of Patients had UTIs

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients who have suffered from urinary tract infections. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Cook Willow Convalescent Hospi, 14.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used for treating several medical conditions, including dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Cook Willow Convalescent Hospi, 17.25% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure measures the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Cook Willow Convalescent Hospi, 5.92% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some believe this is a measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Cook Willow Convalescent Hospi, 90.83% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Cook Willow Convalescent Hospi, 17.44% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate decline of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Cook Willow Convalescent Hospi, 23.72% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Cook Willow Convalescent Hospi, 1.33 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Cook Willow Convalescent Hospi, 23.72 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Cook Willow Convalescent Hospi, 9.54 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Cook Willow Convalescent Hospi, 74.33% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with successful rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

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  • Charlotte Hungerford HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.37 miles away540 Litchfield St Torrington Connecticut 06790Voluntary non-profit - Private(860) 496-6666
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  • St Francis Hospital & Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.95 miles away114 Woodland Street Hartford Connecticut 06105Voluntary non-profit - Church(860) 714-4000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc Dialysis Services Forestville7.01 miles away135 Middle Street Bristol Connecticut 06010CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (860) 584-2155
  • Davita Greater Waterbury Dialysis8.07 miles away209 Highland Avenue Waterbury Connecticut 06708CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (203) 574-7933
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Southington9.5 miles away341 West Street Plantsville Connecticut 06479Dialysis Stations: 19 (860) 621-3557
  • Davita Waterbury Dialysis Center9.7 miles away150 Mattatuck Heights Waterbury Connecticut 06705CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (203) 419-0488
  • Davita Torrington Dialysis9.78 miles awayC/O Joseph Marcantonio Kidney Center 780 Litchfield Street, Suite 100 Torrington Connecticut 06790Dialysis Stations: 19 (860) 496-0661
  • Farmington Dialysis13.87 miles away11 South Rd, Suite 110 Farmington Connecticut 06032Dialysis Stations: 13 (860) 678-0587
  • Rutland Dialysis13.89 miles away100 Grand Street New Britain Connecticut 06050Dialysis Stations: 22 (860) 223-4603
  • Herald Square Dialysis LLC14.25 miles awayOne Herald Square Suite 100 New Britain Connecticut 06051Dialysis Stations: 19 (860) 223-4963

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