Dover Center for Health & Rehabilitation is an average-sized nursing home in Dover, New Hampshire. With an overall grade of A-, this facility is one of the top 50 facilities in New Hampshire. Based on our analysis, this place is really as good as it gets. The best aspect of this facility's impressive profile was its inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
Dover Center for Health & Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
307 Plaza Drive,
Dover NH 03820
84.64% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Inspection scores are based on many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This place was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to create an immediate threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its first-rate profile, this nursing home also received a dominant long-term care grade, with a score of A. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are well cared for. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 99.649124 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is too frequently a deadly health condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Moving on our third category, we gave this facility a score of A- for our short-term care rating. This is a very strong grade. Our short-term care grades are important for patients in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a broad scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 6.1 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
The next category we analyzed was nursing. This nursing home received a favorable nursing grade in our assessment, with a B-. Although this was not nearly as strong as several of its other grades, this remains a decent rating in this area. In computing our nursing ratings, we analyze both nursing hours and the skill levels of those nurses. This facility provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a somewhat alarming figure which is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility surprisingly fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it scored well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the quantity of hours of care provided.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Dover Center for Health & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Dover Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 6.48% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dover Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 5.13% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dover Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 2.56% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Better hygiene protocols can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dover Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 16.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dover Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 14.9% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dover Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 6.23% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dover Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 94.94% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dover Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 18.44% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dover Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 18.81% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Dover Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 1.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dover Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 18.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Dover Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 13.79 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Dover Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 81.87% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.
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