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Franklin County Rehab Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Franklin County Rehab Center's website

110 Fairfax Road,
Saint Albans VT 05478

(802) 752-1600

85.15% estimated occupancy 1

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. Remarkably, this grade is even better than the city grade of A- in Saint Albans, which is one of the higher rated cities in Vermont. Headlining this place's exemplary report card is its inspection grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • 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

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Vermont badge

Best Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Vermont badge

Best Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Saint Albans, Vermont badge

Best Nursing Home in Saint Albans, Vermont Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Vermont badge

Best Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2021

Best Nursing Home in Saint Albans, Vermont badge

Best Nursing Home in Saint Albans, Vermont Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had some deficiencies on its 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

Grade: A

This facility also performed well in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of A. Only a select group of nursing homes performed better in this category. Facilities that receive this kind of score in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are kept in good health. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. We weighed the levels of nurses working for the facility, as well as the quantity of hours those nurses worked with patients, in determining our grade in this category. This nursing home averages 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Moving on to the final area, this nursing home also performed admirably in our short-term care category. In fact, we gave it a grade of B+ in that area. This wrapped up a very strong profile. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to judge a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To have quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to offer better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 4.6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Franklin County Rehab Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Franklin County Rehab Center, 6.83% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Franklin County Rehab Center, 4.61% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care patients who have suffered falls resulting in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Franklin County Rehab Center, 2.86% of Patients had UTIs

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who sustained urinary tract infections. While more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Franklin County Rehab Center, 15.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care patients that are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Franklin County Rehab Center, 15.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Franklin County Rehab Center, 12.18% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients showing depressive symptoms. High levels of depression could be a sign lower quality care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Franklin County Rehab Center, 95.68% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Franklin County Rehab Center, 18.04% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Franklin County Rehab Center, 23.81% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Franklin County Rehab Center, 1.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Franklin County Rehab Center, 23.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Franklin County Rehab Center, 13.96 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Franklin County Rehab Center, 78.83% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Northwestern Medical Center IncAcute Care Hospitals 0.25 miles away133 Fairfield Street Saint Albans Vermont 05478Voluntary non-profit - Other(802) 524-5911

Nearby Dialysis

  • University of Vermont Medical Center Dialysis St. Albans0.26 miles away7 Crest Road, Suite 78 Saint Albans Vermont 05478Dialysis Stations: 9 (802) 847-5008