Located in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, The Friendly Home is one of a mere two available facilities in this area. This facility was given an overall grade of B, which is favorable grade. Based on our assessment, this nursing home has quite a bit going for it. The best part of this facility's impressive profile was its inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph
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The Friendly Home
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
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
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Rhode Island Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Rhode Island Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a quality facility overall, this facility excelled in our inspections category, where it received an A. Not many nursing homes performed better in that area. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Unfortunately, it does not look like we have information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also strong in the category of long-term care, where it was awarded a grade of B+. It performed more favorably than most nursing homes in this area. For prospective patients seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 82.78302 percent of its patients, which is slightly below what we expected. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B. The nursing rating includes several factors. The most important factor is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at 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.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed was short-term care. For this category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Friendly Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Friendly Home, 6.07% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Friendly Home, 4.25% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who sustained falls leading to severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Friendly Home, 2.18% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients that have had a UTI. UTI's could be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Friendly Home, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Friendly Home, 13.98% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Friendly Home, 8.89% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression could indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Friendly Home, 91.39% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Friendly Home, 9.12% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Friendly Home, 12.5% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were able to retain mobility. Many argue that mobility is vital to patients health.
In The Friendly Home, 0.34 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Friendly Home, 12.5% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Friendly Home, 18.48% of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Friendly Home, 84.22% of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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