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Elderwood at Riverside

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Updated Jan 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

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

(401) 438-4275

Located in Riverside, Rhode Island, Elderwood at Riverside is the sole option located in the area. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B+. A score in this range requires solid marks in most areas. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all facilities in the country. Fortunately, this nursing home did not have any poor grades in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories 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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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this nursing home really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Our nursing rating assesses the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Among the reasons we graded this facility so well is that it was given a favorable long-term care grade. In fact, long-term care ended up being its second highest category score. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A-. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 86.84211 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is somewhat below what we expected but still a decent percentage. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, at least this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

The third category we looked at is short-term care. This nursing home was given a fine short-term care grade. We awarded them a strong strong of A- in this category. In forming our short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to formulate a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Unfortunately, we were not able to find information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the number of patients who returned home from the facility. We found that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

Finally, we found that this facility has received favorable government inspections in recent years. In fact, we gave it a B- in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these can be relatively minor. This nursing home was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate threat to resident health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Elderwood at Riverside Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Elderwood at Riverside, 1.82% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Elderwood at Riverside, 3.95% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a fall which caused serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Elderwood at Riverside, 5.26% of Patients had UTIs

This figure measures the percentage of long-term care patients who experienced UTI's. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Elderwood at Riverside, 8.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents that were administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Elderwood at Riverside, 16.39% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Elderwood at Riverside, 0% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Elderwood at Riverside, 90.25% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Elderwood at Riverside, 11.67% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Elderwood at Riverside, 24.15% of Residents

This is the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Elderwood at Riverside, 24.15% 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, 18.96% 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, 78.42% 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