Harris Health Care Center North is a small facility located in Central Falls, Rhode Island. With an overall grade of B+, this nursing home is one of the 50 best nursing homes in Rhode Island. Based on the data we reviewed, you can do much worse than this facility. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Harris Health Care Center North
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an A. Our nursing grade consists of quite a few datapoints, however, the most important one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home 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 state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of turning patients at least once a day.
In addition, this facility also excelled in inspections, where it received an B+. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are quite insignificant. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility is also above average in the area of short-term care, where it received a grade of B. It performed better than most facilities in this area. Short-term care grades are meaningful for residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a broad range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we analyzed is long-term care, where this nursing home received a grade of B-. This actually turned out to be this nursing home's weakest area. This is nevertheless nothing to be ashamed of. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 72.64957 percent of its patients. This is quite a bit lower than average. On a more positive note, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Harris Health Care Center North Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Harris Health Care Center North, 7.54% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Harris Health Care Center North, 3.81% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Harris Health Care Center North, 2.72% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients which experienced a UTI. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Harris Health Care Center North, 17.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Harris Health Care Center North, 15.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients who were given antianxiety medication. These medications are typically prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Harris Health Care Center North, 2.96% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Harris Health Care Center North, 94.59% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Harris Health Care Center North, 17.47% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Harris Health Care Center North, 23.44% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Harris Health Care Center North, 23.44 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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