With an address in Bangor, Maine, Maine Veterans Home - Bangor is one of six nursing homes in the city. This nursing home turns out to be an A rated facility, which is one of the most impressive grades that we offer. Indeed, we were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it as the top nursing home in Bangor. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's remarkable profile is its inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Maine Veterans Home - Bangor
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Inspection scores account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this category tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its impressive resume, this nursing home also performed well in our short-term care category. In fact, it received a grade of A for the area. Short-term care scores are based on the facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a vast range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. Our nursing grade is largely associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at 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 many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving a resident more often.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we rated was long-term care, where this facility was awarded a grade of A-. This wrapped up a very favorable report card. Only a select few facilities earned an A- or better in all four categories. For residents in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 92.5 percent of its patients, which is a bit lower than we were hoping for. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep 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 figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Maine Veterans Home - Bangor Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Maine Veterans Home - Bangor, 5.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure indicates the percent of long-term care patients who have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great measure of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Maine Veterans Home - Bangor, 3.79% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents who sustained a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Maine Veterans Home - Bangor, 3.3% of Patients had UTIs
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic can also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Maine Veterans Home - Bangor, 20.55% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Maine Veterans Home - Bangor, 16.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Maine Veterans Home - Bangor, 8.37% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Maine Veterans Home - Bangor, 94.73% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Maine Veterans Home - Bangor, 14.81% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Maine Veterans Home - Bangor, 27.47% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Maine Veterans Home - Bangor, 0.94 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Maine Veterans Home - Bangor, 27.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Maine Veterans Home - Bangor, 14.29 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Maine Veterans Home - Bangor, 74.15% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Bangor, ME
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Bangor, Maine has 5 other nursing homes
- St Joseph HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.6 miles away360 Broadway Bangor Maine 04401Voluntary non-profit - Church(207) 262-1000