Grand Islander Center is a large nursing home located in Middletown, Rhode Island. With an overall rating of B+, this facility should work for most people. In fact, this facility is one of the top 50 facilities in Rhode Island. This nursing home's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection score, which you can find in the next section.
Grand Islander Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Top Nursing Home in Rhode Island Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Rhode Island Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being an elite facility overall, this facility also performed well in the area of inspections, where it earned an A+. Very few places performed as well in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are quite minor. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility fared well in our short-term care category. Indeed, we awarded it a score of A for that category, which happens to be one of our best scores. In the area of short-term care, we seek to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.3 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. There are several criteria included in this category. Most of these factors reflect staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at 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 nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving a patient more frequently.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we graded is long-term care. In this area, we awarded this facility an acceptable grade of C. This actually ended up being this facility's weakest category. In the area of long-term care, we analyze the quantity of services offered by a nursing home, rather than more sophisticated services. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Fortunately, this nursing home vaccinated 94.84241 percent of its residents, which is a very solid total. This facility keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Grand Islander Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Grand Islander Center, 7.49% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Grand Islander Center, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Grand Islander Center, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Grand Islander Center, 17.89% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Grand Islander Center, 15.01% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Grand Islander Center, 2.58% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Grand Islander Center, 94.38% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Grand Islander Center, 16.46% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the decline of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Grand Islander Center, 20.63% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Grand Islander Center, 1.22 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Grand Islander Center, 20.63 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Grand Islander Center, 12.45 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Grand Islander Center, 77.52% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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