Newport Health Care Center is a small nursing home located in Newport, Vermont. This facility appears to be among the higher-graded facilities we looked at. A score of this caliber requires very strong marks across the board. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all nursing homes in the country. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its long-term care rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Newport Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
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Long-term Care Quality
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received a very impressive long-term care grade. In fact, this turned out to be its best grade. In that area, we gave this nursing home an A. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the statistics we considered on top of nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 83.72093 percent of its residents. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility an A-. Our nursing score assesses the facility's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of skill of the nurses and the amount of time spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures 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 the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning residents even once per day.
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Turning to another of this facility's strengths, it also earned a very impressive inspection rating. In that area, we awarded this facility an impressive grade of B+. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this area typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we scored was short-term care, in which this facility was awarded a B-. Although this is its poorest category grade, this is still a middle of the pack score. In our short-term care rating, we seek to forge a fair measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze the nursing home's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Newport Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Newport Health Care Center, 6.83% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Newport Health Care Center, 4.61% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often the result of poor nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Newport Health Care Center, 2.86% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percent of long-term patients who had a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Newport Health Care Center, 15.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Newport Health Care Center, 15.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Newport Health Care Center, 12.18% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Newport Health Care Center, 95.68% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Newport Health Care Center, 18.04% Percentage of Patients
Measures 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 dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Newport Health Care Center, 23.81% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Newport Health Care Center, 1.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Newport Health Care Center, 23.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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