Epsom Healthcare Center is a nursing home located in Epsom, New Hampshire, a city with a total of 4,572 people. Featuring an overall grade of B+, this looks like a very good facility. In fact, this nursing home is one of the top 50 nursing homes in New Hampshire. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive report card is its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph
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Epsom Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
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 - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Top Nursing Home in New Hampshire Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in New Hampshire Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well overall, this nursing home also received nearly flawless government inspections. Consequently, it earned one of our highest grades in that category with an A+. Our inspection grades are tied to many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Among this facility's other achievements is its superb long-term care grade. It received one of our strongest grades in that category, with a grade of A-. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in long-term care it is usually a good sign for resident care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Turning to the category of nursing care, this facility didn't perform quite as well in this area as some of the categories discussed above. Nevertheless, a grade of B- in this category is by no means a bad score. The nursing grade weighs numerous datapoints. The most heavily weighted variable is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provides 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we were hoping for. Lastly, although this facility got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of our quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed remarkably well in this area.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we rated was short-term care. This nursing home received an impressive short-term care grade in our assessment, with a B-. While this is not quite as good as several of its other scores, this is nevertheless an acceptable score for that area. Our short-term care grades are thought to be more critical for folks needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally requires more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not just nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Epsom Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Epsom Healthcare Center, 6.48% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that have pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Epsom Healthcare Center, 5.13% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Epsom Healthcare Center, 2.56% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Epsom Healthcare Center, 16.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Epsom Healthcare Center, 14.9% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Epsom Healthcare Center, 6.23% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Epsom Healthcare Center, 94.94% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Epsom Healthcare Center, 18.44% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Epsom Healthcare Center, 18.81% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels.
In Epsom Healthcare Center, 1.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Epsom Healthcare Center, 18.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Epsom Healthcare Center, 13.79 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Epsom Healthcare Center, 81.87% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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