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Maine Veterans Home - So Paris

  • Nursing Home
  • For people with disabilities
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: A+Feb 22: A+Mar 22: A+Apr 22: A+May 22: A+Jun 22: A+Aug 22: A+Sep 22: A+
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Maine Veterans Home - So Paris's website

477 High St,
South Paris ME 04281

(207) 743-6300

87.9% estimated occupancy 1

Maine Veterans Home - So Paris is located in South Paris, Maine, a city with a population of 5,116 people. This turns out to be an A+ facility, which is the absolute highest rating. You really can't do any better than this nursing home. Scroll down to see this nursing home's category scores, which also impressed us. You really can't do any better than a straight A report card.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Other
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Audiology
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Aquatic Therapy

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Maine badge

Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in South Paris, Maine badge

Best Nursing Home in South Paris, Maine Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in Maine badge

Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in South Paris, Maine badge

Best Nursing Home in South Paris, Maine Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Maine badge

Best Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2021

Best Nursing Home in South Paris, Maine badge

Best Nursing Home in South Paris, Maine Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of receiving an elite overall rating, this nursing home also received an A+ inspection grade. This is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the highest complements we can offer a facility. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This facility was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This indicates that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies an immediate threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition, this facility received high marks in the area of nursing. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. Our nursing rating is mostly associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place 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 Maine in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of moving a patient even once per day.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

The third category we looked at was long-term care. Contributing to its top-shelf resume, this facility also performed well in that area. In fact, we gave it a grade of of A for that area. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is often a dangerous ailment for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Moving on to the last category, this nursing home also performed well in the short-term care category. We gave it a grade of A for that area. This finalized a straight A report card. Our short-term care ratings are presumably most critical for residents requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Maine Veterans Home - So Paris Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Maine Veterans Home - So Paris, 6.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Maine Veterans Home - So Paris, 3.91% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Maine Veterans Home - So Paris, 3.22% of Patients had UTIs

This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that suffered from UTI's. UTI's could be an indication of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Maine Veterans Home - So Paris, 20.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used to treat several conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Maine Veterans Home - So Paris, 16.44% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are typically prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Maine Veterans Home - So Paris, 8.43% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Maine Veterans Home - So Paris, 94.03% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Maine Veterans Home - So Paris, 14.38% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Maine Veterans Home - So Paris, 24.84% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who retained mobility levels. Some argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Maine Veterans Home - So Paris, 1.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Maine Veterans Home - So Paris, 24.84 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A+

In Maine Veterans Home - So Paris, 14.74 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Maine Veterans Home - So Paris, 73.12% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Stephens Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 3.1 miles away181 Main Street Norway Maine 04268Voluntary non-profit - Private(207) 743-5933
  • Bridgton HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 17.13 miles away10 Hospital Drive Bridgton Maine 04009Voluntary non-profit - Private(207) 647-6000
  • Central Maine Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 18.6 miles away300 Main Street Lewiston Maine 04240Voluntary non-profit - Private(207) 795-0111
  • St Mary's Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.24 miles away93 Campus Avenue - PO Box 291 Lewiston Maine 04243Voluntary non-profit - Private(207) 777-8100

Nearby Dialysis

  • Androscoggin Kidney Center17.2 miles away1100 Minot Avenue Auburn Maine 04210CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (207) 795-1315
  • Lewiston Auburn Kidney Center18.28 miles away710 Main Street Lewiston Maine 04240CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 15 (207) 784-2268