Located in Warren, Rhode Island, Grace Barker Nursing Center is one of just three facilities in the city. It looks like this is a good facility. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a respectable rating. Based on our ratings, you could do much worse than this facility. This place is better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any weak links in any of our major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
Grace Barker Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Radiation Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a strong nursing home is that it received an impressive inspection rating. Inspections is its best category grade. In this category, we gave it an A. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area usually have few severe deficiencies. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we have deficiency counts for this nursing home. Without information regarding deficiencies for this nursing home, it was difficult to fully evaluate the place in this category.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility was given a strong long-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. One of the criteria we considered after nursing hours was vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 99.30796 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a reliable method to minimize unnecessary deaths for the nursing home population. 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 an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we graded was short-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a decent grade of B-. In our short-term care rating, we endeavor to create a fair barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at the nursing home's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home. This figure was below the national average.
The last category we looked at is nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a B-. Nursing ratings are based largely on quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility excelled in some of the quality measures we looked at. It performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Grace Barker Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Grace Barker Nursing Center, 7.54% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Grace Barker Nursing Center, 3.81% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Grace Barker Nursing Center, 2.72% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Grace Barker Nursing Center, 17.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who are given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Grace Barker Nursing Center, 15.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Grace Barker Nursing Center, 2.96% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Grace Barker Nursing Center, 94.59% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Grace Barker Nursing Center, 17.47% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Grace Barker Nursing Center, 23.44% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Grace Barker Nursing Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Grace Barker Nursing Center, 23.44 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Grace Barker Nursing Center, 11.31 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Grace Barker Nursing Center, 77.51% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
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