Grand Islander Center is a large nursing home located in Middletown, Rhode Island. With an overall rating of C, this is likely a middle of the pack nursing home. Based on our analysis, this nursing home ought to meet the needs of many people. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's report card is its impressive short-term care score, which you can find in the next section.
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Grand Islander Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Top Nursing Home in Rhode Island Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Rhode Island Awards 2020
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility excelled in our short-term care category, with an impressive grade of A in this category. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 6.3 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
This facility also excelled in nursing, where it earned an B+. Few places performed better in this area. Nursing grades are based in large part on quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home provides 0.4 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 nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility's third best category ended up being long-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a B-. Our long-term care grades are more critical for folks requiring more traditional services related to personal care. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. We were disappointed to learn that this nursing home vaccinated a relatively low 90.21739 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Fortunately, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Looking to our final category of inspections, we gave this facility a score of just D, which is a relatively poor grade. Our inspection grade is based on the nursing home's inspection reports. Since this information is compiled by independent government inspectors, we place a great deal of weight on it in our overall grades. Our inspection ratings weigh many items on the nursing home's recent inspection reports. If you see too many deficiencies on the reports, this is typically a bad sign. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to patient safety. This particular facility was hit with 2 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only positive thing we found is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they created a risk to patient safety or health. Finally, we want to point out that this nursing home received significant government fines in recent years totaling more than $100,000. This often suggests that a nursing home's bad performance spanned several years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Grand Islander Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Grand Islander Center, 7.72% 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, 4.42% 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, 2.86% 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, 19.59% 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, 15.85% 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, 2.02% 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, 93.99% 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, 16.08% 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, 17.13% 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, 1.33 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, 17.13 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, 13.94 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, 77.03% 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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