Gorham House is a small nursing home in Gorham, Maine. With an A overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top ten percent of all facilities in the country. You flat out can not do much better than this facility. This facility was also given phenomenal scores in all of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this ended up being a great nursing home is that it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is just about as good as it gets in this very important category. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to alert you to the fact that this nursing home was awarded a dominant grade of A in our short-term care area. Our short-term care grade is generally employed to assess a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to have good rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have better levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this area is the number of patients that ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 6.3 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its strong resume, this facility also was awarded a strong long-term care grade, with a score of A. When facilities receive this kind of score in long-term care it is typically a good sign for patient care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. One of the criteria we considered on top of nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 94.270836 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a reliable method to avoid unnecessary deaths for the elderly population. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The fourth area we assessed was nursing, where this nursing home received a grade of B+. This topped off a very impressive profile. Few nursing homes received a B+ or higher in all four categories. There are numerous data points included in this grade. Many of the data points relate to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 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 facility 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.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gorham House Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gorham House, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gorham House, 4.18% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who suffered falls leading to severe injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gorham House, 3.5% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term residents that had urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gorham House, 18.39% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for treating a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gorham House, 15.41% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gorham House, 8.02% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gorham House, 92.15% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gorham House, 14.01% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gorham House, 19.04% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Gorham House, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gorham House, 19.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gorham House, 12.58 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gorham House, 70.88% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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