Laconia Center, Genesis Healthcare is a facility in Laconia, New Hampshire, which has a population of 15,963 people. This nursing home was given an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack rating. In our view, this nursing home ought to be a good fit for most people. One of the major highlights of this facility's profile is its stellar inspection grade, which we will address in the next section.
Laconia Center, Genesis Healthcare
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
Registered Staff Hours
We want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home really outperformed its overall grade in the category of inspections. In fact, it received an excellent government inspection report this year. As a result, we gave it one of our highest scores in this category with an A+. Inspection grades are based on several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a strong score in short-term care. This facility earned a grade of B+ in this area, which is one of our better scores. In the category of short-term care, we strive to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents that returned home from this facility. We found that 6 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third best category we awarded this nursing home in any category came in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of C. Long-term care grades assess a nursing home's assistance with daily living rather than the skilled therapy or medical services that are critical to a skilled nursing facility. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Candidly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this nursing home administered the vaccine to only 63.172802 percent of its residents. On a more positive note, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
The final category we graded was nursing. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in the area of nursing, making this its least impressive area. In computing our nursing grades, we look at both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This place fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these metrics to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Laconia Center, Genesis Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Laconia Center, Genesis Healthcare, 6.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Laconia Center, Genesis Healthcare, 5.16% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who have sustained falls which caused major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Laconia Center, Genesis Healthcare, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Laconia Center, Genesis Healthcare, 17.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Laconia Center, Genesis Healthcare, 16.61% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Laconia Center, Genesis Healthcare, 5.77% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Laconia Center, Genesis Healthcare, 95.49% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Laconia Center, Genesis Healthcare, 18.58% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Laconia Center, Genesis Healthcare, 22.17% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' health.
In Laconia Center, Genesis Healthcare, 1.27 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Laconia Center, Genesis Healthcare, 22.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Laconia Center, Genesis Healthcare, 12.13 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Laconia Center, Genesis Healthcare, 78.43% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's typically correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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