Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation is an average-sized nursing home located in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Sporting an overall grade of A-, this facility is among the better facilities we looked at. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes nationally. If you look below, you will see this place's category scores, which are also impressive.
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Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Best Nursing Home in Newburyport, Massachusetts Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Newburyport, Massachusetts Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Newburyport, Massachusetts Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its strong overall score, we gave this nursing home an A for our inspections rating. Inspection scores are tied to many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this category have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility was awarded a strong short-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our better grades in that area with a score of B+. In calculating our short-term care grades, we assess a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This grade is generally a solid measure of a facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 6 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at was long-term care. This nursing home was given an impressive long-term care grade, with a B+ in this area. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 99.68553 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia can be a dangerous illness for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't take any chances. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
In the last area, this facility also was awarded an excellent nursing rating, with a B+. This topped off a very favorable report card. In calculating our nursing grades, we assess both staffing levels and the training levels of the nurses. This nursing home averages 0.3 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 generally 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.
Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 6.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 3.77% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which experienced a fall which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 2.05% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 19.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term care residents that are given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 18.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term residents who are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 2.48% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 91.39% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 16.21% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 15.75% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 1.68 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 15.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 11.2 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 71.52% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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