Market Square Health Care Center is an average-sized nursing home in South Paris, Maine. This turns out to be an A rated facility, which is one of the top ratings that we offer. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top fifth of all facilities in the country. This nursing home also received strong grades in all of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 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: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

On top of being an elite nursing home overall, this facility also performed well in our inspections category, where it received an A+. Very few nursing homes fared as well in this area. Our inspection grades weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this category typically have very few severe deficiencies. This place was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to resident safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily something to panic about.

Nurse Quality

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. Our nursing grade is largely tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. With 4.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day, this nursing home surpassed the overwhelming majority of facilities. Lastly, this facility also excelled in several of the quality measures we assessed. With less than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the state in this category.

Short-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: A-Apr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

We also would like to point out the fact that this nursing home received a strong grade of A- in our short-term care category. Our short-term care grades are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a broad range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. This place provides more services with registered nurses and physical therapists than most nursing homes we looked at. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that it outperformed the majority of nursing homes in the country in this area with 54 percent of its patients returning home. This is a better rate than most nursing homes.

Long-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A-Mar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

The final area we scored is long-term care, where this facility was given a grade of B. Even though this wound up being its least impressive category grade, this is still an above average rating. Facilities that excel in this category typically provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 95.2 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is often a dangerous illness for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't take any chances. This facility also keeps its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 1.07 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a substantially lower hospitalization rate than most nursing homes.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A
State:
A
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Market Square Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in one position for an excessive period of time.

Provider
A
4%
State
B+
5.45%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients which suffered a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of poor nursing care.

Provider
B-
3.6%
State
B-
4.1%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients that had a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indicator of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.

Provider
C
3.67%
State
B-
3.24%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Provider
C
19.75%
State
B-
18.01%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are generally used to treat patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Provider
A+
6.42%
State
B+
16.51%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are showing signs of depression. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.

Provider
D
10.3%
State
B-
8.13%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
B
97.6%
State
B
96.91%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.

Provider
A-
10.27%
State
B+
12.7%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Measures the percentage of long-term patients that maintained mobility.

Provider
A
24.56%
State
A-
21.48%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.

Provider
A-
1.21
State
A-
1.27
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
D
24.56
State
C
21.48
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
C
13.21
State
C
13.76
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Provider
A-
75.39%
State
B
67.99%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Stephens Memorial Hospital 1.42 mi
181 Main Street Norway Maine 04268
(207) 743-5933
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Bridgton Hospital 15.88 mi
10 Hospital Drive Bridgton Maine 04009
(207) 647-6000
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Central Maine Medical Center 16.79 mi
300 Main Street Lewiston Maine 04240
(207) 795-0111
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
St Mary's Regional Medical Center 17.47 mi
93 Campus Avenue - PO Box 291 Lewiston Maine 04243
(207) 777-8100
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Androscoggin Kidney Center 15.19 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 18
1100 Minot Avenue Auburn Maine 04210
(207) 795-1315
Lewiston Auburn Kidney Center 16.61 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 15
710 Main Street Lewiston Maine 04240
(207) 784-2268