Dexter Health Care is in Dexter, Maine. The city has 4,295 people. This is a quality nursing home. We awarded this it an overall grade of B+, which is very favorable grade. Based on our ratings, this facility has quite a bit going for it. This facility was better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Dexter Health Care
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this ended up being a great nursing home is it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Inspection scores are based on items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility truly excelled in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a score of A-. Only a select group of nursing homes performed more favorably in this category. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care ratings. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 93.79845 percent of its patients, which is slightly lower than we expected. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's next best area ended up being its short-term care grade, where it received a grade of B-. Short-term care scores are critical for residents seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional skilled nursing. This means a wide scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 4.8 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below the national average.
The final category we looked at is nursing. In this category, we awarded this nursing home an acceptable grade of B-. This is this facility's least impressive area. We assessed the qualifications of nurses at the facility, in addition to the quantity of hours those nurses spent with residents, in computing our grade in this area. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place surprisingly fared better in some of the quality measures we looked at. It scored well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good 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 provided.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Dexter Health Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Dexter Health Care, 6.11% 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, 4.18% 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, 3.5% 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, 18.39% 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, 15.41% 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, 8.02% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dexter Health Care, 92.15% 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, 14.01% 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, 19.04% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Dexter Health Care, 1 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, 19.04 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, 12.58 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, 70.88% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
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