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.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
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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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. There are a host of subcategories within this grade. Many of these datapoints reflect the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
In the last category, we awarded this nursing home an A+ for our long-term care score. This topped off a very impressive report card. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 95.3125 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is too frequently a life or death ailment for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gorham House Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gorham House, 6.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gorham House, 3.91% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term patients that sustained a fall which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gorham House, 3.22% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric could also be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gorham House, 20.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gorham House, 16.44% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gorham House, 8.43% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression could imply a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gorham House, 94.03% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gorham House, 14.38% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of 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 bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gorham House, 24.84% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Gorham House, 1.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gorham House, 24.84 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gorham House, 14.74 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures 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, 73.12% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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