Durgin Pines is the sole option we found in Kittery, Maine. This nursing home turns out to be a grade A facility, which is a high-end rating. We were impressed enough to rank this nursing home as one of the 50 best nursing homes in Maine. This facility also received consistently good grades in each of the major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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To pair with its favorable overall grade, we gave this place an A+ for inspections. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this category typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. This place received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered severe. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its elite resume, this facility also excelled in our short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a score of A for that area. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.5 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our third area, this facility also received a score of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is an above average score in this area. For prospective patients in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 93.46734 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be slightly less than we anticipated but still a decent figure. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Turning to the next area, this facility also performed admirably in the nursing category. In fact, we gave it a B+ for that area. This finalized a first-rate report card. Our nursing rating analyzes a handful of factors, most of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Maine in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving residents more frequently.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Durgin Pines Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Durgin Pines, 6.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term residents which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Durgin Pines, 3.91% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Durgin Pines, 3.22% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term residents that experienced urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Durgin Pines, 20.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Durgin Pines, 16.44% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Durgin Pines, 8.43% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Durgin Pines, 94.03% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Durgin Pines, 14.38% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Durgin Pines, 24.84% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who maintained mobility.
In Durgin Pines, 1.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Durgin Pines, 24.84 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Durgin Pines, 14.74 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Durgin Pines, 73.12% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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