Knox Center for Long Term Care is an average-sized non-profit facility located in Rockland, Maine. Sporting an overall rating of B+, this looks like a very good nursing home. Based on our ratings, you could do much worse than this place. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong report card is its short-term care score. We discuss short-term care in the next paragraph
Knox Center for Long Term Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
6 White Street,
Rockland ME 04841
73.57% estimated occupancy 1
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall score, this facility received an A+ for short-term care. In determining our short-term care ratings, we look at a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This area is typically a meaningful measure of a facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 6.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an A-. The nursing rating includes several factors. The most heavily weighted variable is the amount of time nurses spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation 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 system of turning a patient more frequently.
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In addition, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with better grades in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This place was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered severe. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to be an immediate threat to patient health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed is nursing, was this facility's weakest area. We gave this nursing home a D in this category. This really was one of just a couple of weak points in an otherwise impressive profile. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means the facility did not perform well in our measures relating to resident care. One of the data points we considered after nursing hours was vaccinations. We were a bit concerned this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to only 69.30232 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Knox Center for Long Term Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Knox Center for Long Term Care, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Knox Center for Long Term Care, 4.18% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care residents that have suffered falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Knox Center for Long Term Care, 3.5% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who suffered from UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic can be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Knox Center for Long Term Care, 18.39% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Knox Center for Long Term Care, 15.41% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients which were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Knox Center for Long Term Care, 8.02% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Knox Center for Long Term Care, 92.15% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Knox Center for Long Term Care, 14.01% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Knox Center for Long Term Care, 19.04% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who remained mobile levels.
In Knox Center for Long Term Care, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Knox Center for Long Term Care, 19.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Knox Center for Long Term Care, 70.88% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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