With an address in Middletown, Rhode Island, John Clarke Retirement Center The is one of just three nursing homes in this area. This facility is ranked among the top nursing homes we looked at. In fact, it was given the most impressive score. Indeed, we were so impressed with this nursing home that we rated it as the best nursing home in Middletown. This facility was also given impressive ratings in each of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
John Clarke Retirement Center The
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving an elite overall rating, this facility earned an A+ inspection grade. This score is based on its recent inspection reports. An A+ in this area is one of the highest complements we can offer a facility. Arguably the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a grade of A+ for its long-term care grade. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at is short-term care. Adding to its strong resume, this facility also excelled in this category. In fact, we gave it a grade of of A for the category. Short-term care grades are generally used to judge a facility's performance with rehabilitation To offer highly scored rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to provide better levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients that were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 6.2 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
In the last area, we gave this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. This finished off a first-rate profile. We weighed the qualifications of nurses employed by the facility, in addition to the quantity of time the nurses worked with patients, in calculating our grade in this category. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
John Clarke Retirement Center The Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In John Clarke Retirement Center The, 7.54% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In John Clarke Retirement Center The, 3.81% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who have had a fall leading to serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In John Clarke Retirement Center The, 2.72% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric may be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In John Clarke Retirement Center The, 17.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In John Clarke Retirement Center The, 15.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients that are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In John Clarke Retirement Center The, 2.96% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In John Clarke Retirement Center The, 94.59% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In John Clarke Retirement Center The, 17.47% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In John Clarke Retirement Center The, 23.44% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility. Some experts argue that mobility is important for residents' well-being.
In John Clarke Retirement Center The, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In John Clarke Retirement Center The, 23.44 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In John Clarke Retirement Center The, 11.31 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of 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 John Clarke Retirement Center The, 77.51% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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