With an address in Falmouth, Maine, Falmouth by the Sea is one of a mere two available nursing homes there. This facility is among the highest-graded facilities we found. It received one of the highest ratings we offer. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top fifth of all facilities in the country. One of the best aspects of this facility's stellar profile is its short-term care score. We discuss short-term care in the next section.
Falmouth by the Sea
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Radiation Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Falmouth, Maine Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Falmouth, Maine Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ short-term care grade. With our short-term care category, we endeavor to create a valuable gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze a facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients that were able to return home from this facility. We found that 6.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
This first-rate facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Nursing scores are mostly associated with a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Tallying yet another strong category grade, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a score of A. Inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category usually have very few severe deficiencies. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple minor dings are not necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we looked at is long-term care, in which this nursing home was given a C. While this is its weakest category grade, this is nevertheless not a bad grade. In crafting our long-term care grades, we assess the facility's ability to maintain its permanent residents' health and quality of life. After we finished assessing the amount of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. We were optimistic to discover that this facility vaccinates 97.2067 percent of its residents against pneumonia. This place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, 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.
Falmouth by the Sea Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Falmouth by the Sea, 6.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Falmouth by the Sea, 3.91% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents who have suffered falls which caused severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Falmouth by the Sea, 3.22% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents who sustained UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. However, this metric could be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Falmouth by the Sea, 20.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Falmouth by the Sea, 16.44% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Falmouth by the Sea, 8.43% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents showing signs of depression. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Falmouth by the Sea, 94.03% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Falmouth by the Sea, 14.38% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Falmouth by the Sea, 24.84% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Falmouth by the Sea, 1.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Falmouth by the Sea, 24.84 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 Falmouth by the Sea, 14.74 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Falmouth by the Sea, 73.12% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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