With an address in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is one of a mere two available facilities in the city. We gave this facility an overall grade of C. A score of this caliber requires some decent marks. This place seems to have a few things going for it. We were also pleased to discover that this facility received consistently decent grades in each of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Christian Hill Road,
Great Barrington MA 01230
77.73% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this is a decent facility is that it received a favorable inspection score. In this category, we gave this nursing home a B. Inspection grades are tied to pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This nursing home was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to be an immediate threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next most favorable category ended up being long-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of B-. In our long-term care grade, we focus on the quantity of services provided by a nursing home, along with a series of quality datapoints. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this nursing home provided the vaccine to 99.12791 percent of its residents, which is an above average datapoint. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's next most favorable category turned out to be its short-term care grade, where it received a grade of B-. Short-term care grades are based on the facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients that were able to return home from this facility. We found that 5.8 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually well below the national average.
The last area we analyzed was nursing. This facility was awarded a B- for the area. Our nursing grade includes quite a few data points, many of which are associated with quantities of nurse staffing. This place provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a somewhat discouraging figure which is well below the national average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home actually excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it scored well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be good measures of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is just as important as the number of hours of care provided.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents that have new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents that sustained a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term stay patients that are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.93% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Increased rates of depression could imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 91.44% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 15.15% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 17.66% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility. Many argue that mobility is important for residents' well-being.
In Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 10.93 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 71.35% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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