Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a large non-profit nursing home located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. We awarded this facility an overall grade of C. A grade in this range requires some solid scores. This nursing home seems to have a few things working in its favor. We were also pleased to find that this facility was consistent in each of the major categories. More information about these categories is available below.
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Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation 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
- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
We would like to point out that this nursing home's inspection rating exceeded its overall grade. This facility earned a grade of B in this area, which is one of our better grades. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was given an impressive score in our short-term care category. We gave this facility a better than average grade of B in this category. Short-term care grades are vital for individuals needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing. This means a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, it does not look like this facility submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.8 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third most favorable area we gave this nursing home in any category came in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of B-. For residents seeking a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. After assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 98.290596 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is higher than the average nursing home. This facility also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Turning to our fourth category, this nursing home was given an acceptable nursing score of C. We assessed the levels of nurses employed by the facility, in addition to the number of hours the nurses were with residents, in calculating our score in this category. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most nursing homes. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In fact, it performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
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, 6.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.77% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 2.05% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indication of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 19.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 18.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 2.48% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents showing depressive symptoms. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 91.39% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 16.21% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 15.75% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who maintained mobility.
In Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.68 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 15.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 11.2 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 71.52% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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