Green Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation is a senior living facility in Colchester, Vermont. The city has a total of 17,107 people. With an A- overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top third of all nursing homes in the country. Based on our ratings, you can't go wrong with this place. This nursing home also received strong grades in all of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Green Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
475 Ethan Allen Avenue,
Colchester VT 05446
71.64% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to point out the fact that this facility has received near flawless health inspections recently. We gave them an A+ in this category. Inspection ratings are tied to many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this category have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its dominant resume, this nursing home also performed well in our long-term care category. In fact, we gave it a grade of A for that category. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. This nursing home's vaccination statistics weren't as impressive as its number of nursing hours per resident. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to just 90.41917 percent of its patients. We would like to see some improvement in this area in the future. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, at least this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.22 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than many nursing homes.
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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. When determining a facility's nursing rating, we weigh the number of hours nurses are with patients as well as the levels of training of the nurses. With 4.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day, this nursing home surpassed the vast majority of facilities. Finally, this place also performed well in several of the quality-based metrics we looked at. By way of illustration, in terms of the percentage of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, this facility performed better than the national average. This is generally a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided with better nursing care and having a policy of regularly turning residents to avoid bed sores.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed is short-term care, where this nursing home received a grade of B. Although this turned out to be its least impressive category score, this is nevertheless an impressive score. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. This proved to be a real strength for this nursing home. It outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes in the nation in this area with 56.9 percent of its patients returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Green Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Green Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation, 6.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percent of long-term care patients that are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Green Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation, 4.66% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Green Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation, 2.47% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients who experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Green Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation, 14.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Green Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation, 15.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Green Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation, 11.74% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Green Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation, 96.94% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Green Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation, 16.94% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Green Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation, 24.28% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Green Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation, 0.91 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Green Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation, 24.28 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Green Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation, 14.08 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Green Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation, 78.54% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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