Harbor Hill Center is a facility in Belfast, Maine. The city has 8,806 people. This facility received an A- overall, which is an elite score. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all facilities in the United States. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong profile was its nursing score. We discuss nursing in the next section
Harbor Hill Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in nursing, where it received an A. There are several datapoints within this category. Most of these factors relate to staffing levels. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This nursing home was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to create an immediate risk to resident safety or health. A few minor dings are not the end of the world.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also would like to point out the fact that this facility received a dominant score of A in our short-term care category. In computing our short-term care grades, we scrutinize the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This rating is considered to be a fair measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we assessed in this area is the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 5.3 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our last area, we gave this facility a D in our long-term care category. This was the facility's weakest category rating. Nevertheless, we would not focus exclusively one poor score. Our long-term care grade is often used to score a facility's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing on the skilled nursing services offered by a rehabilitation facility. One of the data points we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccines. Thankfully, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this nursing home also fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Harbor Hill Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Harbor Hill Center, 5.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Harbor Hill Center, 3.79% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Harbor Hill Center, 3.3% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term patients which have experienced a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic could be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Harbor Hill Center, 20.55% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Harbor Hill Center, 16.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term patients who were given antianxiety medication. These medications are generally used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Harbor Hill Center, 8.37% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Harbor Hill Center, 94.73% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Harbor Hill Center, 14.81% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Harbor Hill Center, 27.47% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels.
In Harbor Hill Center, 0.94 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Harbor Hill Center, 27.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Harbor Hill Center, 14.29 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Harbor Hill Center, 74.15% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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