Evergreen Rehabilitation & Living Center is a small facility in Saco, Maine. This facility is one of the most elite facilities we looked at. This facility was given one of the most impressive scores we offer. In fact, this nursing home has the prestigious distinction of being one of the 50 best facilities in Maine. If you scroll down, you will see this facility's category scores, which are also impressive.
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Evergreen Rehabilitation & Living Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jan 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
328 North St,
Saco ME 04072
89.28% estimated occupancy 1
Note: Data for Evergreen Rehabilitation & Living Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2021
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Our nursing grade assesses a handful of factors, but the paramount one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this facility an A for our inspections rating. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
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Short-term Care Quality
Moving on our third category, we awarded this facility a grade of A for our short-term care rating. This is a first-rate rating. Short-term care scores are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we considered in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
In the final category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our long-term care rating. This wrapped up a very impressive profile. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are kept in good health. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 98.34711 percent of its residents, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Evergreen Rehabilitation & Living Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Evergreen Rehabilitation & Living Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Evergreen Rehabilitation & Living Center, 4.18% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients who suffered falls leading to major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Evergreen Rehabilitation & Living Center, 3.5% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percentage of long-term care patients who suffered from urinary tract infections. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Evergreen Rehabilitation & Living Center, 18.39% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Evergreen Rehabilitation & Living Center, 15.41% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Evergreen Rehabilitation & Living Center, 8.02% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Evergreen Rehabilitation & Living Center, 92.15% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Evergreen Rehabilitation & Living Center, 14.01% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of 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 taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Evergreen Rehabilitation & Living Center, 19.04% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Evergreen Rehabilitation & Living Center, 19.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Evergreen Rehabilitation & Living Center, 12.58 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Evergreen Rehabilitation & Living Center, 70.88% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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