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 A, this is without a doubt a top-shelf facility. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it as one of the top 25 nursing homes in New Hampshire. As you can find below, this facility also performed well in our category grades. It is hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.
Epsom Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
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
This facility also was given an A+ long-term care grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to be awarded multiple A+ category scores. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in long-term care it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. When computing our nursing grades, we weigh both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at 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 nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of moving a resident more often.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category, we gave this facility an A+ for its short-term care score. This topped off a very strong profile. In the category of short-term care, we seek to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's residents 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, 6.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Epsom Healthcare Center, 5.18% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Epsom Healthcare Center, 3.06% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that experienced a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic could be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Epsom Healthcare Center, 16.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for treating a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Epsom Healthcare Center, 16.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Epsom Healthcare Center, 5.54% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Epsom Healthcare Center, 95.74% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Epsom Healthcare Center, 19.68% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate decline of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Epsom Healthcare Center, 24.67% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Epsom Healthcare Center, 1.18 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Epsom Healthcare Center, 24.67 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Epsom Healthcare Center, 11.85 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Epsom Healthcare Center, 77.92% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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