Coos County Nursing Home is located in Berlin, New Hampshire. With an overall rating of A+, this facility is ranked among the highest-graded facilities we looked at. In fact, this nursing home made our top 500 list of the top facilities in the nation, which is an impressive list. Headlining this nursing home's remarkable report card is its inspection rating, which we will address in the next section.
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Coos County Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Best Nursing Home in New Hampshire Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Berlin, New Hampshire Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in New Hampshire Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Berlin, New Hampshire Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in New Hampshire Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Berlin, New Hampshire Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection scores are based on pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This place was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies an immediate risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a score of A+ for its long-term care grade. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in long-term care it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 99.61686 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. 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 only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning the page to our next category, this exemplary facility also performed well in the area of short-term care. In this area, it received a A+. Few facilities fared better in this category. Our short-term care scores are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return home from this facility. We found that 6.5 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
The final category we graded was nursing, where this facility was awarded an A. This wrapped up a very favorable profile. Not many facilities earned an A- or better in all four categories. Nursing grades are largely associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at certain nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these areas as good indicators of the caliber of nursing care provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Coos County Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Coos County Nursing Home, 5.33% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Coos County Nursing Home, 5.75% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who sustained falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Coos County Nursing Home, 5.18% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Coos County Nursing Home, 15.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Coos County Nursing Home, 22.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Coos County Nursing Home, 4.31% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Coos County Nursing Home, 99.81% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Coos County Nursing Home, 15.02% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Coos County Nursing Home, 17.88% of Residents
This is the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Coos County Nursing Home, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Coos County Nursing Home, 17.88% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Coos County Nursing Home, 6.25% of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Coos County Nursing Home, 91.95% of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.
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