Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation is a large nursing home in Fairfield, Connecticut. This nursing home was given an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average rating. Based on our ratings, this place ought to meet the needs of most people. The best aspect of this facility's impressive report card was its inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next section
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Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this ended up being a quality nursing home is that it received a very impressive inspection score. Inspections is its best category grade. In this category, we gave this facility an A-. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to this nursing home's list of strengths, it also received a first-rate short-term care score. We awarded them a strong strong of A- in this category. Our short-term care grades are presumably more critical for residents needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of skilled nursing services. This includes not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.7 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to another strength for this facility, we awarded them one of our more positive grades in our long-term care category as well, with a B. In a long-term care setting, the primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the datapoints we considered after nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 69.27224 percent of its residents. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The last category we rated is nursing, where we gave it a favorable grade of B. This nursing home truly does not have any weak categories. Our nursing score assesses the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at a few quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility excelled in these areas, with excellent scores for minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 4.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients that have new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 2.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients who suffered a fall resulting in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 1.1% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 18.21% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 26.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 78.55% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 74.16% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 8.61% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 12.15% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 12.15% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 16.4% of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 78.31% of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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