Hawthorne House is in Freeport, Maine. With an overall grade of A-, this nursing home is one of the top 50 nursing homes in Maine. We can not find many bad things to say about this nursing home. Its grades are as good as they get. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its nursing grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2020
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Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Our nursing category assesses quite a few subcategories, most of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
In addition, this nursing home also received a nearly flawless government inspection report. As a result, it earned one of our highest grades in that area with an A. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple relatively minor dings are not necessarily something to panic about.
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Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its first-rate assessment, this facility also was awarded a dominant short-term care grade, with a grade of A-. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to grade a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation In order to provide highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must feature higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients that were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 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
The final category we assessed is long-term care. This facility was awarded a strong long-term care score in our assessment, with a B-. Although this is not nearly as strong as several of its other scores, this remains an acceptable rating in that area. For residents looking for a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. Once we concluded our assessment of the volume of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. We were pleased to find that this facility vaccinated 98.60465 percent of its residents against pneumonia. This place also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hawthorne House Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hawthorne House, 7.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hawthorne House, 2.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents who have experienced falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hawthorne House, 3.47% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hawthorne House, 33.73% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hawthorne House, 26.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hawthorne House, 6.59% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some believe that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hawthorne House, 97.13% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hawthorne House, 16.25% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hawthorne House, 12.17% of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Hawthorne House, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hawthorne House, 12.17% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hawthorne House, 30.24% of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hawthorne House, 55.14% of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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