With an address in Dalton, Massachusetts, Craneville Place of Dalton Rehab & Nursing Center is the sole option we identified there. This turns out to be a decent facility, with an overall grade of B-. Based on all of the relevant data, there are definitely far worse places out there. We were also pleased to find that this facility received consistently decent grades in each of the major categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
Craneville Place of Dalton Rehab & Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
We wanted to point out that this nursing home's long-term care score outpaced its overall score. In fact, we awarded it a B+ for its long-term care score, which is one of our higher grades. This helped its overall score. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly is often a life or death ailment for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
In addition, we awarded this nursing home a B in our short-term care category. This happens to be one of our higher scores. Our short-term care grades are considered to be more important for those needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically mandates additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. We were not able to find information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
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We also awarded this facility a favorable grade in nursing. This facility earned a grade of B in this category, which is one of our better grades. When calculating our nursing ratings, we weigh both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
In the final area we looked at, we found that this nursing home earned a solid government inspection report this year as well. As a result, it received a decent score in inspections with a B. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few relatively minor deficiencies aren't necessarily something to panic about.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Craneville Place of Dalton Rehab & Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Craneville Place of Dalton Rehab & Nursing Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents which suffered from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Craneville Place of Dalton Rehab & Nursing Center, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are routinely linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Craneville Place of Dalton Rehab & Nursing Center, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Better hygiene protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Craneville Place of Dalton Rehab & Nursing Center, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term stay residents that are given antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Craneville Place of Dalton Rehab & Nursing Center, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Craneville Place of Dalton Rehab & Nursing Center, 1.95% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression could indicate lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Craneville Place of Dalton Rehab & Nursing Center, 91.63% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Craneville Place of Dalton Rehab & Nursing Center, 15.18% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Craneville Place of Dalton Rehab & Nursing Center, 19.01% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.
In Craneville Place of Dalton Rehab & Nursing Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Craneville Place of Dalton Rehab & Nursing Center, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Craneville Place of Dalton Rehab & Nursing Center, 10.9 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Craneville Place of Dalton Rehab & Nursing Center, 71.03% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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