Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation is a facility in Bangor, Maine. This city has 44,899 people. This is a quality facility. We awarded this it an overall grade of B+, which is a strong rating. Based on our assessment, you can do much worse than this place. This nursing home's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall score, this facility also earned top notch inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our best grades in this category, with an A. Inspection scores are based on many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
Among the reasons we graded this nursing home so well is that it received a dominant short-term care score. Indeed, short-term care is its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. 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. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. When calculating a facility's nursing score, we look at the quantity of hours nurses are seeing residents and the levels of training of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at is long-term care. This facility was awarded an impressive long-term care score in our assessment, with a grade of B. This facility truly does not have any weak areas. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 94.405594 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is often a deadly health condition for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 6.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 3.91% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 3.22% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric may be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 20.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care patients which were administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 16.44% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 8.43% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 94.03% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 14.38% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 24.84% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 1.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 24.84 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 14.74 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 73.12% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements.
Scores for Bangor, ME
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Bangor, Maine has 5 other nursing homes
- St Joseph HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.35 miles away360 Broadway Bangor Maine 04401Voluntary non-profit - Church(207) 262-1000