Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation is a large nursing home located in Fairfield, Connecticut. This nursing home proved to be an A rated facility. It was given one of the most impressive scores that we offer. A grade of this caliber requires superb scores across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top fifth of all nursing homes nationally. Headlining this nursing home's exemplary profile is its inspection rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
118 Jefferson Street,
Fairfield CT 06825
91.66% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize that this nursing home has received near flawless inspections recently. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite insignificant. 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
Compounding its dominant achievements in other areas, we gave this facility a score of A for its short-term care grade. Our short-term care grade is often used to gauge a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To have good rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to have higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, we found that this nursing home provided respectable levels of physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident. Finally, we assessed the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. It fared as well as just about any nursing home in the nation in this area with 70.9 percent of its patients returning home.
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To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our nursing rating includes quite a few subcategories, many of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 3.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed was this nursing home's worst category. Nevertheless, even its lowest point would actually be a highlight for most facilities. We gave it a strong grade of B for long-term care. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 72.75542 percent of its residents. This is somewhat below what we were hoping for. Fortunately, this facility excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. While it had 1.97 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted statistic was better than most facilities due to it having some more complicated patients.
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, 6.31% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 3.94% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 1.79% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percent of long-term patients who experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 14.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 17.25% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 5.92% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 90.83% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 17.44% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 23.72% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels.
In Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 1.33 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 23.72 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 9.54 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 74.33% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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