Kendal at Hanover
80 Lyme Road, Hanover NH 03755 · (603) 643-8900 Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
With an address in Hanover, New Hampshire, Kendal at Hanover is one of just a couple nursing homes in this area. This nursing home was awarded an A- overall, which is one of our more impressive scores. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes nationally. As you will find below, this nursing home also performed well in our category ratings. It's hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.
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In addition to being a strong nursing home overall, it also received A+ government inspections in recent years. Its inspections were nearly flawless. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. Our nursing score is mostly based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics 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 the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving a resident more often.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed is long-term care. This facility was given an above average long-term care score, with a B+ in this category. For prospective residents looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. One of the criteria we considered after nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this facility provided vaccination data. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the last area, this facility was given an excellent short-term care score. Although this wasn't quite as impressive as some of its other scores, this is nevertheless one of the more impressive grades a facility can receive. Short-term care scores are meaningful for patients requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates more skilled nursing services. This means a vast range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. We were not able to locate registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.