Derby Green Nursing Home is a very-small non-profit facility in Derby, Vermont. This facility is one of the most elite facilities we looked at. A score of this caliber requires excellent marks across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it as one of the 10 best facilities in Vermont. Scroll down to see this place's category ratings, which are equally impressive. You just can't do any better than a straight A report card.
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Derby Green Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2020 by Nick Lata
Note: Data for Derby Green Nursing Home has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.
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Best Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2020
In addition to being a strong nursing home overall, it also earned A+ health inspections recently. Its inspections are nearly flawless. Arguably the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we were able to find deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A. When determining our nursing grades, we analyze both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
Moving on our next category, this nursing home was awarded first-rate long-term care grade. In fact, it received a score of A- in this area. Facilities that excel in long-term care typically provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the final area, this nursing home also performed well in the short-term care category. We awarded it an A- for this category. This rounded out a straight A report card. Our short-term care grade is generally used to assess a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to have good rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to have higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we assessed in this category is the number of patients who returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Derby Green Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Derby Green Nursing Home, 3.92% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Derby Green Nursing Home, 3.61% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of long-term patients who have suffered a fall leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Derby Green Nursing Home, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Derby Green Nursing Home, 16.87% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Derby Green Nursing Home, 10.98% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay residents which were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Derby Green Nursing Home, 1.22% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Increased rates of depression could imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Derby Green Nursing Home, 100% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Derby Green Nursing Home, 19.18% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Derby Green Nursing Home, 16.67% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Derby Green Nursing Home, 0.47 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Derby Green Nursing Home, 16.67% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
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