Madigan Estates is an average-sized nursing home located in Houlton, Maine. It looks like this is a very respectable facility. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a respectable rating. As far as we can see, this place looks like a solid choice for quite a few people. This place is better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any poor grades in any of our major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
93 Military Street,
Houlton ME 04730
88.08% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a quality facility overall, this place really excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A+. Not many facilities performed better in this category. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also above average in the area of long-term care, where it received a score of B+. It performed better than most nursing homes in this area. When facilities receive this type of grade in long-term care it is a good sign for resident care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 97.5 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. This wasn't quite on par with some of its other category grades mentioned above. The nursing grade includes many factors, however, the most important one is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. Based on the data, it looks like this nursing home provides an impressive 4 hours per patient daily. This is more nursing care than most facilities provide. In calculating our grades, we apply more weight to hours performed by more highly trained nurses such as registered or licensed nurses. Finally, we also factored a few quality-based metrics into our nursing grades. This nursing home was relatively weak in some of the major areas we look at, with subpar scores for minimizing its patients' major falls and pressure ulcers. These areas are usually good measures of the quality of nursing care offered.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our final area, this facility was awarded a decent short-term care score of C. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we analyze a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is typically a reliable measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. This nursing home is above the national average in terms of its quantity of both physical therapy and registered nurse staffing provided to its patients. These are generally good indicators of quality short-term care. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 31 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Madigan Estates Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Madigan Estates, 5.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Madigan Estates, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Madigan Estates, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Madigan Estates, 20.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Madigan Estates, 16.59% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term patients who were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Madigan Estates, 8.28% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Madigan Estates, 94.82% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Madigan Estates, 14.76% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who required more 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 medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Madigan Estates, 27.36% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.
In Madigan Estates, 0.93 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Madigan Estates, 27.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Madigan Estates, 14.33 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Madigan Estates, 74.02% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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