Oak Grove Center is in Waterville, Maine. This is a good nursing home. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a very solid score. Based on our ratings, you can do much worse than this place. The best part of this nursing home's strong profile is its inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph
Oak Grove Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a strong nursing home overall, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A. Not many facilities fared better in that category. Our inspection scores account for several factors found on 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 category usually have few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 7 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Adding to this nursing home's list of strengths, it also received an excellent nursing grade. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Nursing grades are primarily associated with a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning patients at least once a day.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a favorable short-term care score. Indeed, we awarded it an above average grade of B in this category. Our short-term care ratings are vital for people requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last statistic we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 4.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's worst area is long-term care, which is the final category we looked at. In this category, we gave this nursing home a grade of just D. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care ratings. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccines. Fortunately, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 94.699646 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Oak Grove Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Oak Grove Center, 5.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Oak Grove Center, 3.79% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percent of long-term residents that suffered a fall which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Oak Grove Center, 3.3% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Oak Grove Center, 20.55% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Oak Grove Center, 16.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly used to treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Oak Grove Center, 8.37% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. High rates of depression could reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Oak Grove Center, 94.73% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Oak Grove Center, 14.81% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Oak Grove Center, 27.47% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Oak Grove Center, 0.94 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Oak Grove Center, 27.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Oak Grove Center, 14.29 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Oak Grove Center, 74.15% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation performance.
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