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Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield's website

55 Scallop Shell Way,
Peace Dale RI 02883

(401) 789-3006

56.5% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Peace Dale, Rhode Island, Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield is the only option located in this city. This nursing home turns out to be a quality facility, with an overall grade of B. Based on our ratings, this facility ought to meet the needs of most people. The best part of this nursing home's impressive profile was its inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Rhode Island badge

Top Nursing Home in Rhode Island Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in Rhode Island badge

Top Nursing Home in Rhode Island Awards 2020

Top Nursing Home in Rhode Island badge

Top Nursing Home in Rhode Island Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the reasons this place is a quality facility is that it received a very impressive inspection grade. Inspections turned out to be its best category. In that category, we awarded this facility an A+. Inspection grades account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this category typically have few of these severe deficiencies. We weren't able to find information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Without having information regarding deficiencies for this facility, it was difficult to really grade the place in this category.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Among this nursing home's other accomplishments is its top-shelf short-term care score. We awarded them one of our most impressive grades in that area, with a grade of A-. With our short-term care grade, we strive to forge a sound gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, we assess the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 5.3 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next highest grade we gave this nursing home came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of B-. This wasn't quite as good as some of its other scores, but a grade in this range is not the end of the world. When determining our nursing ratings, we assess both nursing hours and the skill levels of the nurses. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a low total compared with most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility actually fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It scored well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be good measures of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the quantity of hours of care provided.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The next area we graded was long-term care, which turned out to be this nursing home's worst category. We gave this facility a grade of D in this area. Of course, this score hurt the nursing home's overall grade to a certain degree. In a long-term care setting, the primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. We were optimistic to learn that this facility vaccinated 99.45055 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, 7.49% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who have had a fall leading to serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term stay patients who have had UTI's. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, 17.89% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, 15.01% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, 2.58% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, 94.38% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, 16.46% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, 20.63% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that maintained mobility. Many in the industry believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' physical and mental well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, 1.22 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, 20.63 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: B

In Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, 12.45 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, 77.52% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • South County Hospital IncAcute Care Hospitals 1.39 miles away100 Kenyon Ave Wakefield Rhode Island 02879Voluntary non-profit - Private(401) 782-8020
  • Newport HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 10.04 miles away11 Friendship Street Newport Rhode Island 02840Voluntary non-profit - Private(401) 846-6400
  • Kent County Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.76 miles away455 Toll Gate Rd Warwick Rhode Island 02886Proprietary(401) 737-7010
  • Westerly HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 18.35 miles away25 Wells Street Westerly Rhode Island 02891Voluntary non-profit - Private(401) 596-6000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Wakefield Dialysis Center1.15 miles away10 High Street Suite C Wakefield Rhode Island 02879CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (401) 792-3450
  • Dialysis Center of West Warwick16.93 miles away1775 Bald Hill Road Warwick Rhode Island 02886CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 34 (401) 823-8420
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Warwick18.13 miles away2814 Post Road Warwick Rhode Island 02886CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (401) 738-4050
  • Dialysis Center of Westerly18.3 miles awayOne Rhody Drive Westerly Rhode Island 02891Dialysis Stations: 15 (401) 596-0368