Dexter Health Care is in Dexter, Maine. The city has 4,295 people. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the better facilities we looked at. A grade in this range requires first-rate marks across the board. Based on our assessment, this facility is just about as as good as it gets. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Dexter Health Care
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
On top of faring well overall, this nursing home received a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it earned one of our highest scores in that category with an A+. Inspection scores account for several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this area generally have very few severe deficiencies. This nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate threat to patient safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. In determining our nursing grades, we weigh both staffing levels and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third area we looked at was short-term care. Adding to its elite resume, this nursing home also performed well in that category. In fact, it received a grade of of A- for that area. In calculating our short-term care scores, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to formulate a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 5.3 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we rated is long-term care. We gave this nursing home a decent grade in this category, with a grade of B-. While this wasn't as high as several of this facility's other scores, it is still not a major area of concern. Our long-term care scores are more critical for those requiring more conventional services related to personal care. Once we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. We were pleased to find that this facility vaccinated 94.16058 percent of its patients against pneumonia. This facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Dexter Health Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Dexter Health Care, 5.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dexter Health Care, 3.79% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are routinely linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dexter Health Care, 3.3% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dexter Health Care, 20.55% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dexter Health Care, 16.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dexter Health Care, 8.37% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dexter Health Care, 94.73% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dexter Health Care, 14.81% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dexter Health Care, 27.47% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Dexter Health Care, 0.94 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dexter Health Care, 27.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Dexter Health Care, 14.29 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Dexter Health Care, 74.15% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
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