Morrison Skilled Nursing Facility is the only facility we found in Whitefield, New Hampshire. With an overall rating of A, this is without a doubt a superb nursing home. In fact, this facility has the distinction of being one of the top 25 facilities in New Hampshire. Keep reading to find this facility's category ratings, which are also impressive. It would be hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.
Morrison Skilled Nursing Facility
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This nursing home was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of these deficiencies to be an immediate threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Our nursing rating is primarily associated with a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third category we analyzed was long-term care. Adding to its impressive profile, this facility also excelled in this area. In fact, we gave it a grade of of A in the area. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 89.88764 percent of its patients against pneumonia. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, we were pleased to find place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we scored is short-term care, in which this nursing home received a B. Even though this proved to be its least impressive category grade, this is still an impressive grade. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we size up a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This category is typically a fair assessment of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 4.1 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Morrison Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Morrison Skilled Nursing Facility, 6.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Morrison Skilled Nursing Facility, 5.18% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients which sustained a fall resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Morrison Skilled Nursing Facility, 3.06% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percent of long-term care residents that had urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Morrison Skilled Nursing Facility, 16.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Morrison Skilled Nursing Facility, 16.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Morrison Skilled Nursing Facility, 5.54% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many believe that this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Morrison Skilled Nursing Facility, 95.74% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Morrison Skilled Nursing Facility, 19.68% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Morrison Skilled Nursing Facility, 24.67% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Morrison Skilled Nursing Facility, 1.18 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Morrison Skilled Nursing Facility, 24.67 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Morrison Skilled Nursing Facility, 11.85 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Morrison Skilled Nursing Facility, 77.92% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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