Located in Middlebury, Vermont, Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehab is the lone option we identified in this area. Sporting an overall rating of A-, this is clearly a very impressive nursing home. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top 25 percent of all nursing homes in the country. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which we will address in the next section.
Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehab
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
30 Porter Drive,
Middlebury VT 05753
85.91% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Cardiac Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Best Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a great overall score, this nursing home also earned an A+ inspection rating. This grade is based on its recent inspection reports. An A+ in this area is one of the best complements we can pay to a facility. Our inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this category generally have very few severe deficiencies. This place was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered severe. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to resident health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its strong accomplishments in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for its short-term care score. Short-term care scores are meaningful for individuals looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a wide spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. Our nursing category consists of several datapoints, most of which are tied to nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we rated was long-term care. We gave this facility an acceptable score in that category, with a grade of B-. Even though this is not as favorable as many of its other grades, it is nevertheless not a major area of concern. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. Candidly, we were a bit worried that this nursing home vaccinated 90.56604 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be significantly below what we were hoping for. Nevertheless, this facility keeps its residents 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.
Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehab, 6.83% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure measures the percent of long-term care residents which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehab, 4.61% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehab, 2.86% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term patients who have sustained a UTI. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehab, 15.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for treating several conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehab, 15.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term patients that are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehab, 12.18% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many would argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehab, 95.68% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehab, 18.04% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehab, 23.81% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility. Some argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehab, 1.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehab, 23.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehab, 13.96 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehab, 78.83% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements.
- Porter Hospital, IncCritical Access Hospitals 0.03 miles away115 Porter Drive Middlebury Vermont 05753Voluntary non-profit - Private(802) 388-4701