Courtland Rehab & Living Center is a small nursing home located in Ellsworth, Maine. Featuring an overall score of D, this is a lower end nursing home. This wasn't the worse place we found, but we'd still struggle to recommend it. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, we will discuss nursing in the next section.
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Courtland Rehab & Living Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Note: Courtland Rehab & Living Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Ellsworth, Maine Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Ellsworth, Maine Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall score wasn't a highlight, it actually received a decent grade in nursing. We awarded it a B- for that category. There are many datapoints included in this category. Most of these subcategories relate to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This place averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day, which is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place actually excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It scored well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the number of hours of care offered.
Short-term Care Quality
The second most favorable category we awarded this facility in any area came in the area of short-term care, where we awarded it a B-. Short-term care ratings are important for residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. We found that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. The facility offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. It is still important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. The last measure we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 6.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's third highest area is its long-term care score, where it was given a B-. In the area of long-term care, we assess the amount of services offered by a nursing home, rather than more medically-intensive services. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. We were concerned by the fact that this nursing home vaccinated only 89.2562 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Nevertheless, this nursing home keeps its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
This nursing home did not receive a favorable inspection score. We gave it a grade of just just D in this category. Inspection ratings relate to a facility's inspection reports. We weight poor inspection scores heavily in our assessment. Since government inspections are completed by independent inspectors, we consider this information to be reliable. Our inspection scores factor in many items found on the nursing home's recent inspection reports. When you find severe deficiencies on the reports, this is typically the worst sign. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to the well being of residents. This facility was hit with 8 deficiencies by CMS. The only positive thing we found is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they caused a threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We would not recommend this facility under any circumstance.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Courtland Rehab & Living Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Courtland Rehab & Living Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Courtland Rehab & Living Center, 4.18% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. More supervision minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Courtland Rehab & Living Center, 3.5% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients which have experienced a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Courtland Rehab & Living Center, 18.39% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Courtland Rehab & Living Center, 15.41% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents that were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Courtland Rehab & Living Center, 8.02% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Courtland Rehab & Living Center, 92.15% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Courtland Rehab & Living Center, 14.01% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Some would argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Courtland Rehab & Living Center, 19.04% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Courtland Rehab & Living Center, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Courtland Rehab & Living Center, 19.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Courtland Rehab & Living Center, 70.88% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements.
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