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 100 list of the best facilities in the nation, which is just an astounding feat. Headlining this facility's remarkable report card is its inspection reports, which is addressed in the next section.
Coos County Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This means the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat 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 wanted to draw your attention to the fact that this facility excelled in our long-term care category. We gave them a dominant grade of A+ in this area. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. After we finished assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is too frequently a life threatening health condition for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't take any chances. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
In the third category we looked at, this facility was given quality marks in the area of short-term care. For this reason, it received one of our most impressive scores in that category with a of A+. In determining these short-term care ratings, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to formulate a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
In the last category we looked at, this nursing home was given a very favorable grade of A in our nursing category. With this grade, the facility topped off a straight A profile. Nursing grades are heavily correlated with levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place 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 frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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, 6.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients who developed pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Coos County Nursing Home, 5.18% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients that have suffered falls resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Coos County Nursing Home, 3.06% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Coos County Nursing Home, 16.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Coos County Nursing Home, 16.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Coos County Nursing Home, 5.54% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. High levels of depression could be a sign worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Coos County Nursing Home, 95.74% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Coos County Nursing Home, 19.68% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Coos County Nursing Home, 24.67% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Coos County Nursing Home, 1.18 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Coos County Nursing Home, 24.67 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Coos County Nursing Home, 11.85 Percentage 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, 77.92% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's usually correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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