Franklin County Rehab Center is located in Saint Albans, Vermont. This city has 14,449 people. This nursing home turns out to be a grade A facility, which is a dominant grade. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top ten percent of all facilities nationally. Headlining this facility's remarkable report card is its inspection rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Franklin County Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
110 Fairfax Road,
Saint Albans VT 05478
90.93% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Best Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Saint Albans, Vermont Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Saint Albans, Vermont Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also performed well in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a score of A. Very few nursing homes fared better in this area. Facilities that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing rating analyzes several components, however, the primary one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Vermont in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving residents more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our last area, this facility also excelled in the short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for this category. This topped off a straight A profile. Short-term care ratings are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 4.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Franklin County Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Franklin County Rehab Center, 7.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term stay patients that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Franklin County Rehab Center, 5.36% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care patients who sustained falls which caused major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Franklin County Rehab Center, 2.96% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percentage of long-term residents who experienced a UTI. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Franklin County Rehab Center, 16.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Franklin County Rehab Center, 16.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Franklin County Rehab Center, 12.68% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents demonstrating signs of depression. Many argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Franklin County Rehab Center, 93.14% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Franklin County Rehab Center, 20.72% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Franklin County Rehab Center, 22.62% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were able to retain mobility. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is important for residents' health.
In Franklin County Rehab Center, 1.21 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Franklin County Rehab Center, 22.62 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Franklin County Rehab Center, 14.59 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint 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 patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Franklin County Rehab Center, 82.97% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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