Hawthorne House is in Freeport, Maine. After receiving an A overall grade, this nursing home has the distinction of being 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 also received very consistent grades in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories is available below.
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No 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
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall rating, this facility also received an A+ inspection score. This score is based on its recent government inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the highest complements we can offer a facility. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This place was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to be an immediate threat to patient health or safety. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Our nursing grade is primarily tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Maine in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving a resident more often.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning the page to our third area, we gave this nursing home a grade of A- for its short-term care grade. This is a very strong score. In calculating our short-term care scores, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to create a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients that were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The fourth category we scored is long-term care, where this nursing home received a grade of B+. This completed an elite report card. Only a select few nursing homes received a B+ or better in every single category. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 90.6383 percent of its patients, which is a few points lower than we were hoping for. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hawthorne House Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hawthorne House, 5.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hawthorne House, 3.79% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term residents which experienced falls which caused major injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hawthorne House, 3.3% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that have sustained a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hawthorne House, 20.55% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hawthorne House, 16.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term care patients who are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hawthorne House, 8.37% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hawthorne House, 94.73% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hawthorne House, 14.81% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hawthorne House, 27.47% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term care residents that maintained mobility. Some believe that mobility is important for residents' well-being.
In Hawthorne House, 0.94 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hawthorne House, 27.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hawthorne House, 14.29 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hawthorne House, 74.15% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
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