Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation is an average-sized non-profit facility located in Canaan, Connecticut. This turns out to be a well above average facility, with an overall grade of B+. Based on our ratings, you could do much worse than this facility. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its long-term care rating, which we will address in the next section.
Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
On top of being a quality facility overall, this facility really excelled in long-term care, where it earned an A-. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 96.35761 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a life or death health condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home does not take any chances. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a grade of A- for our short-term care grade. In our short-term care assessment, we attempt to create a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze the nursing home's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Does this page answer your questions about Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation?
This nursing home performed well in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Our nursing score looks at the facility's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of licensure of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. 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.
Moving on to our inspection category, it appears this facility has earned quality inspections in recent years as well. We gave it a score of B in this category. Arguably the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This particular nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay residents which are suffering from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation, 3.55% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who sustained falls leading to major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.93% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation, 14.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation, 17.2% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation, 6.52% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation, 88.27% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation, 17.82% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation, 22.18% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation, 22.18 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation, 9.56 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation, 75.26% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many would argue that this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation performance.
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