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Elderwood at Riverside

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Updated Jan 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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100 Wampanoag Trail,
Riverside RI 02915

(401) 438-4275

Elderwood at Riverside is a small nursing home in Riverside, Rhode Island. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B+. A score of this caliber requires favorable scores in most areas. We ranked this facility as one of the top 50 nursing homes in Rhode Island. Fortunately, this nursing home did not have any weak links in any of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling


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Top Nursing Home in Rhode Island Awards 2020

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Best Nursing Home in Riverside, Rhode Island Awards 2020

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home earned a strong overall grade as described above, but we especially wanted to emphasize its excellent nursing score. We awarded them a grade of A- in this area. Our nursing grade includes several subcategories, many of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures 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 state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning a patient more frequently.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it was given a strong long-term care grade. In fact, long-term care turned out to be its second highest category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a score of A-. For prospective patients in need of a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 86.84211 percent of its residents, which is somewhat below what we anticipated. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Additionally, this nursing home also received favorable short-term care scores this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our more favorable grades in that area, with a grade of B+. Our short-term care ratings are likely most critical for folks requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing. This includes not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. We were not able to locate information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final item we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

Lastly, we also found that this facility has earned favorable inspections in recent years. We awarded it a B- in this category. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18May 23

Elderwood at Riverside Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Elderwood at Riverside, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Elderwood at Riverside, 4.42% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Elderwood at Riverside, 2.86% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Closer supervision minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Elderwood at Riverside, 19.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Elderwood at Riverside, 15.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care patients taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Elderwood at Riverside, 2.02% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could reveal worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Elderwood at Riverside, 93.99% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Elderwood at Riverside, 16.08% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Elderwood at Riverside, 17.13% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percent of long-term care residents that maintained mobility. Some believe that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Elderwood at Riverside, 17.13 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Elderwood at Riverside, 13.94 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Elderwood at Riverside, 77.03% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's usually correlates with better rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Emma Pendleton Bradley HospitalPsychiatric 0.49 miles away1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway Riverside Rhode Island 02915Voluntary non-profit - Private(401) 432-1000
  • Rhode Island HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.64 miles away593 Eddy Street Providence Rhode Island 02903Voluntary non-profit - Private(401) 444-4000
  • Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode IslandAcute Care Hospitals 2.81 miles away101 Dudley Street Providence Rhode Island 02905Voluntary non-profit - Private(401) 274-1100
  • The Miriam HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.25 miles away164 Summit Avenue Providence Rhode Island 02906Voluntary non-profit - Private(401) 793-2500
  • Roger Williams Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.59 miles away825 Chalkstone Avenue Providence Rhode Island 02908Proprietary(401) 456-2025
  • Our Lady of Fatima HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.45 miles away200 High Service Avenue Providence Rhode Island 02904Proprietary(401) 456-3000
  • Kent County Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.97 miles away455 Toll Gate Rd Warwick Rhode Island 02886Proprietary(401) 737-7010
  • Sturdy Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.12 miles away211 Park Street Attleboro Massachusetts 02703Voluntary non-profit - Other(508) 222-5200

Nearby Dialysis

  • Dialysis Center of Rhode Island Hospital1.02 miles away950 Warren Avenue Suite 101 East Providence Rhode Island 02914Dialysis Stations: 12 (401) 606-1002
  • Dialysis Center of East Providence1.29 miles away318 Waterman Avenue East Providence Rhode Island 02914CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (401) 435-5200
  • The Dialysis Center of Rhode Island Hospital1.45 miles away22 Baker Street Providence Rhode Island 02905Dialysis Stations: 18 (401) 444-4440
  • Dialysis Center of Providence3.2 miles away9 Plenty Street Providence Rhode Island 02907Dialysis Stations: 21 (401) 273-4898
  • Nna of Providence4.16 miles away125 Corliss Street Providence Rhode Island 02904CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (401) 521-9300
  • Nna - Pawtucket5.4 miles away79 Division Street Pawtucket Rhode Island 02860CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 15 (401) 723-9995
  • Dialysis Center of Pawtucket5.79 miles away201 Armistice Boulevard Pawtucket Rhode Island 02860CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (401) 722-3313
  • Davita North Providence Renal Center6.58 miles away1635 Mineral Spring Ave. Providence Rhode Island 02904Dialysis Stations: 18 (401) 354-5340