Note: Data for Mountain Heights Health Care has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Mountain Heights Health Care is in Patten, Maine. The city has a population of 1,262 people. This nursing home turns out to be an A+ rated facility, which is the most impressive grade. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top ten percentile of all facilities in the country. If you scroll down, you will see this facility's category scores, which appear to be equally strong as its overall rating.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 25 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Facility Inspections

A+

To pair with its favorable overall score, we gave this facility a grade of A+ for our inspection category. Inspection grades weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this area generally have very few of these severe deficiencies. This place was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

A+

We also wanted to direct your attention to the fact that this facility performed well in our long-term care rating. We awarded them an elite grade of A+ in this area. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. In addition to really impressive nursing hour statistics, this nursing home's vaccination records was top notch as well. In fact, this facility vaccinated 97.61905 percent of its patients against pneumonia. This combination proved to be effective as this nursing home was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 1.65 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days.

Short-term Care Quality

A

Adding to its strong assessment, this facility also was awarded a strong short-term care score, with a score of A. Our short-term care ratings are based on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. One of this nursing home's strengths is registered nurse hours. We found that it offers more care from registered nurses to its residents than most facilities. The final statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

A

The last category we analyzed was nursing, where this nursing home was awarded an A. This rounded out a first-rate report card. Very few nursing homes received an A- or better in all four categories. The nursing rating assesses a handful of data points, however, the paramount consideration is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home boasts a really impressive 4.8 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, of which a significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. This is one of the higher totals of nursing hours we found at any facility. In addition to looking at levels of nursing care, we also looked at a few quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these statistics as good indicators of the quality of nursing care provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
NA
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

Mountain Heights Health Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.

Provider
B
7.41%
State
B+
5.45%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are often caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
F
10.71%
State
B-
4.1%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Provider
B-
2.44%
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 residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including dementia.

Provider
B-
15.19%
State
B-
18.01%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Provider
A-
12.5%
State
B+
16.51%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.

Provider
D
15.19%
State
B-
8.13%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
B
97.7%
State
B
96.91%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Provider
A
8.7%
State
B+
12.7%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients that retained mobility levels. Many in the industry believe that the ability to move around is vital to residents' health.

Provider
B
16.83%
State
A-
21.48%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
C
1.65
State
A-
1.27
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Provider
B
16.83
State
C
21.48
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with superior rehabilitation.

Provider
D
59.48%
State
B
67.99%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better