Exeter Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Exeter, New Hampshire. This proved to be a very solid facility, with an overall grade of B. Based on our analysis, this nursing home ought to meet the needs of most people. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.
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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 Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
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Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a quality overall grade as described above, but we especially want to emphasize its excellent health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A+ in this area. Our inspection grades account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically have few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Short-term Care Quality
In addition, this facility also was awarded favorable short-term care grades in our assessment. Indeed, we awarded it one of our more favorable grades in that area, with a score of B. In computing our short-term care ratings, we analyze the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This rating is more often than not a useful measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this category is the number of residents that were able to 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.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. This facility didn't perform quite as well in this category as it did in some other categories. Nevertheless, this is still a respectable score. There are a number of subcategories included in this category. Most of the datapoints are tied to staffing levels. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a relatively low total compared with most other nursing homes. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics. Although this nursing home got docked a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of these quality measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it fared well in this area. This can be a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of moving residents more often.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our final area, this facility received a C in long-term care, which is an acceptable rating. If you are looking for services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care grades. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility gave the vaccine to 97.26028 percent of its patients, which is a very solid datapoint. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Exeter Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Exeter Center, 5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Exeter Center, 5.94% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Exeter Center, 3.48% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Exeter Center, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. 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 Exeter Center, 17.39% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term residents which are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Exeter Center, 17.91% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. High rates of depression may imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Exeter Center, 97.8% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Exeter Center, 21.2% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Exeter Center, 24.48% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Exeter Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Exeter Center, 24.48% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Exeter Center, 7.88% of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Exeter Center, 79.01% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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