Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield is an average-sized nursing home in Peace Dale, Rhode Island. This nursing home is a well above average facility, with an overall grade of B+. Based on our assessment, this nursing home has quite a bit going for it. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection rating, which we will address in the next section.
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Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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In addition to faring well overall, this facility also earned a nearly flawless inspection report. Therefore, it received one of our best grades in that category with an A+. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection scores. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some are quite insignificant. We weren't able to find deficiency data for this facility. Without having access to all of the information regarding deficiencies for this nursing home, it ended up being difficult to evaluate it in this area.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to this nursing home's list of strengths, it also was awarded a very favorable short-term care grade. We gave them an elite strong of A- in this category. Our short-term care ratings are meaningful for patients requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.3 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B in this area. Our nursing rating weighs several factors, however, the main one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning a patient more often.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed was long-term care. In this category, we awarded this nursing home an acceptable grade of B-. This actually ended up being this facility's weakest category. In a long-term care setting, the primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. We were optimistic to discover that this facility vaccinated 95.56962 percent of its patients against pneumonia. This facility keeps its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, 4.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, 2.86% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of long-term residents who have sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can also be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, 19.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, 15.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are typically given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, 2.02% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, 93.99% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, 16.08% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, 17.13% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels.
In Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, 1.33 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, 17.13 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, 13.94 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Elderwood of Scallop Shell at Wakefield, 77.03% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.
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