Grafton County Nursing Home is a facility in North Haverhill, New Hampshire, which has a total of 1,966 people. Sporting an overall score of A, this facility is one of the most impressive nursing homes we found. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it as one of the top 25 facilities in New Hampshire. This place also received very consistent grades in all four of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
Grafton County Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - City/county
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being an elite facility overall, this nursing home performed well in the area of inspections, where it earned an A+. Very few places performed as well in this area. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a first-rate long-term care grade. Indeed, this is this nursing home's second strongest category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. This is a great way to avoid negative health outcomes for the nursing home population. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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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. When determining a nursing home's nursing grade, we weigh the number of hours nurses are caring for residents as well as the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of moving residents even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
In our last category, this nursing home also was awarded an excellent short-term care grade, with a grade of B+. This topped off a very impressive profile. Short-term care grades are often employed to measure a facility's rehabilitation services. To provide highly scored rehabilitation services, facilities generally must offer higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients that were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Grafton County Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Grafton County Nursing Home, 6.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Grafton County Nursing Home, 5.18% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Grafton County Nursing Home, 3.06% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Grafton County Nursing Home, 16.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Grafton County Nursing Home, 16.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Grafton County Nursing Home, 5.54% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression. High rates of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Grafton County Nursing Home, 95.74% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Grafton County Nursing Home, 19.68% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Grafton County Nursing Home, 24.67% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Grafton County Nursing Home, 1.18 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Grafton County Nursing Home, 24.67 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
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