Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac is an average-sized non-profit nursing home in Groton, New York. Sporting an overall score of C, this is likely a solid nursing home. This nursing home has a few things working in its favor. This place didn't excel in all of our categories, but it did not receive any terrible grades either. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its relatively modest overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. This grade is far better than the facility's overall rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection grades. 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 end up being quite insignificant. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In that category, we awarded this nursing home an C. When determining our nursing grades, we look at both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, although this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in some of our quality measures. With less than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared well in this metric.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed is short-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of C. In our short-term care score, we try to craft a meaningful measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess the facility's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. We found that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. The facility provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 4.6 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the final area, we gave this nursing home a grade of D in long-term care. This is the facility's weakest category score. When facilities receive this type of grade in long-term care it is a bad sign for patient care and it may indicate that the facility is not as well-staffed. One of the data points we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. Candidly, we were a bit concerned this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to only 85.65737 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this place was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically used to treat residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac, 13.6% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac, 91.89% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac, 14.66% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac, 18.82% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac, 8.77 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac, 74.71% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
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