Maine Veterans Home - Scarborough is in Scarborough, Maine. It looks like this nursing home is one of the most impressive nursing homes we assessed. In fact, it received the top rating. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it as one of the top 500 nursing homes in the country. Headlining this nursing home's stellar profile is its inspection score, which you can find in the next section.
Maine Veterans Home - Scarborough
- Nursing Home
- For people with disabilities
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite minor. Although this place had some deficiencies on its government 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.
This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Nursing grades are largely based on a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also want to emphasize the fact that this facility received a superb grade of A in our short-term care category. Short-term care scores are meaningful for residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires more skilled nursing services. This includes a vast scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the final category, this facility also performed admirably in our long-term care category. We gave it a grade of A in this category. This rounded out truly elite profile. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 99.34426 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Maine Veterans Home - Scarborough Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Maine Veterans Home - Scarborough, 5.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Maine Veterans Home - Scarborough, 3.79% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term patients who had a fall resulting in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Maine Veterans Home - Scarborough, 3.3% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of long-term patients who had urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Maine Veterans Home - Scarborough, 20.55% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used to treat a variety of conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Maine Veterans Home - Scarborough, 16.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Maine Veterans Home - Scarborough, 8.37% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are showing signs of depression. Some believe this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Maine Veterans Home - Scarborough, 94.73% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Maine Veterans Home - Scarborough, 14.81% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Maine Veterans Home - Scarborough, 27.47% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who maintained mobility. Some would argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients mental and physical well-being.
In Maine Veterans Home - Scarborough, 0.94 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Maine Veterans Home - Scarborough, 27.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Maine Veterans Home - Scarborough, 14.29 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Maine Veterans Home - Scarborough, 74.15% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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