Den-Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center is a nursing home in Rockport, Massachusetts, a city with 6,952 people. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of B+, which is a strong score. You could definitely do much worse than this nursing home. If you look below, you will see this facility's category ratings, which are also impressive.
Den-Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Please note our records indicate that Den-Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- 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
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a strong nursing home overall, this nursing home also excelled in our inspections category, where it earned a grade of A-. Few facilities fared better in this category. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. This proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this nursing home an A-. In calculating our nursing grades, we assess both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving a patient even once per day.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third category we graded is long-term care. This nursing home received a favorable long-term care grade, with a B+ in this area. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are well cared for. On top of considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 95.945946 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia can be a life or death ailment for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed is short-term care. In this area, we gave this nursing home an above average grade of B. Short-term care grades are often used to gauge a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide highly rated rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must provide better levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Den-Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Den-Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Den-Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Den-Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better nursing care can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Den-Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Den-Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Den-Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.93% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Den-Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center, 91.44% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Den-Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.15% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Den-Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center, 17.66% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who maintained mobility. Many in the industry argue that mobility is critical to residents' health.
In Den-Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Den-Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Den-Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center, 10.93 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Den-Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center, 71.35% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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