Orange Health Care Center
225 Boston Post Rd, Old Lyme CT 06371 · (203) 795-0835 · 91% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Jan 10, 2019 · By Nick Reese
Orange Health Care Center is located in Old Lyme, Connecticut. The city has 9,952 people. With an overall grade of A-, this facility is among the better nursing homes we looked at. Based on the data we reviewed, you can't go wrong with this facility. If you scroll down, you will see this nursing home's category scores, which are also strong.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 60 Beds
For profit - Corporation
On top of receiving an elite overall score, this facility received an A+ inspection score. This is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. An A+ in this area is one of the best complements we can pay to a facility. Inspection grades account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this area typically have few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
To complement its high-end assessments in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a score of A- for its long-term care score. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. Overall this looks like a solid option for long-term care.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given a strong short-term care grade as well. We awarded it one of our higher grades in that area with a score of B+. Our short-term care ratings are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. One reason for this facility's strong grade in short-term care is that it offers a significantly greater volume of hours of physical therapy to its residents than the average nursing home. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
The next category we analyzed was nursing. This facility was awarded an above average nursing score this year, with a B. Even though this was not nearly as impressive as a few of its other category grades, this is nevertheless one of the more impressive grades in this category. Our nursing rating focuses on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This particular nursing home provided 3.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics 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 facility Connecticut 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 employing a protocol of turning patients more frequently.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.