Eastport Memorial Nursing Home is a nursing home in Eastport, Maine, which has 1,331 people. This facility is one of the highest-graded facilities we found. It was given one of the highest grades we offer. We were impressed enough to rank this facility as one of the 50 best facilities in Maine. As you can find below, this facility also performed just fine in our category grades. It would be hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.
Eastport Memorial Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Our nursing category assesses many subcategories, most of which are based on quantities of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning patients even once per day.
This facility has earned near flawless health inspections recently. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this area. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report 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.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning our third area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our long-term care rating. This is a very impressive score. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 98.93617 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category we analyzed, this nursing home was given an impressive grade grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this score, the facility finished off an elite profile. Our short-term care ratings are arguably most critical for people requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires additional highly-skilled nursing. This includes not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home 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 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Eastport Memorial Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Eastport Memorial Nursing Home, 5.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term patients which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Eastport Memorial Nursing Home, 3.79% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely linked to lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Eastport Memorial Nursing Home, 3.3% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Eastport Memorial Nursing Home, 20.55% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for treating a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Eastport Memorial Nursing Home, 16.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Eastport Memorial Nursing Home, 8.37% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Eastport Memorial Nursing Home, 94.73% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Eastport Memorial Nursing Home, 14.81% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating. Many would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Eastport Memorial Nursing Home, 27.47% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Eastport Memorial Nursing Home, 0.94 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Eastport Memorial Nursing Home, 27.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
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