With an address in Ludlow, Vermont, Gill Odd Fellows Home is the sole nursing home located in the city. We gave this facility an A overall grade, ranking it in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the country. Based on our ratings, this nursing home is just about as as good as it gets. Scroll down to see this facility's category grades, which are also quite good. It would be hard to poke holes in this facility's profile.
Gill Odd Fellows Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a strong facility overall, it also earned A+ health inspections recently. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Inspection grades are based on several datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this category have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was elite in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of A-. Not many nursing homes received a better grade in this area. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably 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. There are a variety of factors included in this category. Most of these criteria reflect staffing levels. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our next category, this nursing home was given a highly favorable short-term care grade. We awarded it a grade of B+ in that area, topping off one of our finer profiles. In the area of short-term care, we seek to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 5.2 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gill Odd Fellows Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gill Odd Fellows Home, 6.38% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gill Odd Fellows Home, 4.55% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gill Odd Fellows Home, 2.8% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percentage of long-term residents that experienced a UTI. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gill Odd Fellows Home, 14.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gill Odd Fellows Home, 15.99% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gill Odd Fellows Home, 11.28% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gill Odd Fellows Home, 96.47% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gill Odd Fellows Home, 17.28% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating. Some experts argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gill Odd Fellows Home, 24.97% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels.
In Gill Odd Fellows Home, 0.88 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gill Odd Fellows Home, 24.97 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gill Odd Fellows Home, 78.53% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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