Life Care Center of Plymouth is a large facility in Plymouth, Massachusetts. This nursing home proved to be an A rated facility, which is one of the top ratings we offer. At the end of the day, this facility is a no brainer for most people. This nursing home also received phenomenal grades in all four of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Life Care Center of Plymouth
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a great nursing home overall, it also received A+ government inspections recently. Its inspections are nearly flawless. Inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category tend to have very few severe deficiencies. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given an A+ for its long-term care grade. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. After we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 99.34426 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia can be a life or death condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. 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 less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was strong in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a score of A. Few facilities received a better grade in this category. In our short-term care rating, we seek to forge a sound measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze the nursing home's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.3 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
In the final category we looked at, this nursing home was awarded a very strong grade of B+ in our nursing category. With this grade, the nursing home topped off a first-rate report card. When calculating our nursing scores, we assess both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics 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 nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving patients at least once a day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Life Care Center of Plymouth Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Life Care Center of Plymouth, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Life Care Center of Plymouth, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Life Care Center of Plymouth, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients who experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric may be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Life Care Center of Plymouth, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Life Care Center of Plymouth, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Life Care Center of Plymouth, 1.95% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Life Care Center of Plymouth, 91.63% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Life Care Center of Plymouth, 15.18% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Life Care Center of Plymouth, 19.01% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility.
In Life Care Center of Plymouth, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Life Care Center of Plymouth, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Life Care Center of Plymouth, 10.9 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Life Care Center of Plymouth, 71.03% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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