Horizons Living and Rehab Center is in Brunswick, Maine. We awarded this facility an A overall grade, ranking it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the nation. Based on our assessment, this place is simply as good as it gets. Headlining this place's remarkable report card is its inspection grade, which you can find in the next section.
Horizons Living and Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
29 Maurice Drive,
Brunswick ME 04011
91.84% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility has received near flawless inspections recently. We gave them an A+ in this category. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
In addition, this facility received high marks in the area of nursing. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. When computing a facility's nursing rating, we consider the quantity of hours nurses are with patients as well as the level of licensure of the nurses. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
Compounding its high-end assessment, this facility also was given a strong short-term care score, with a score of A. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 5.8 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we rated is long-term care, in which this facility was given a B-. Although this is its worst category score, this is nevertheless not the end of the world. Our long-term care grade assesses a facility's personal care rather than the skilled nursing or healthcare services that are critical to a rehabilitation facility. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. We were optimistic to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 99.02913 percent of its residents against pneumonia. This nursing home also excelled at keeping 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.
Horizons Living and Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Horizons Living and Rehab Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Horizons Living and Rehab Center, 4.18% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Horizons Living and Rehab Center, 3.5% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of poor nursing care. However, this statistic may also be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Horizons Living and Rehab Center, 18.39% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Horizons Living and Rehab Center, 15.41% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Horizons Living and Rehab Center, 8.02% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. High levels of depression may reveal lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Horizons Living and Rehab Center, 92.15% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Horizons Living and Rehab Center, 14.01% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Horizons Living and Rehab Center, 19.04% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility. Many argue that mobility is critical to patients physical and mental well-being.
In Horizons Living and Rehab Center, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Horizons Living and Rehab Center, 19.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Horizons Living and Rehab Center, 12.58 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Horizons Living and Rehab Center, 70.88% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue that this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation performance.
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