Orono Commons

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: FFeb 19: FMar 19: FApr 19: FMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: CSep 20: B-Oct 20: B-Jan 21: B-Feb 21: B-Mar 21: B-Apr 21: CMay 21: CJun 21: CJul 21: FAug 21: CSep 21: COct 21: CNov 21: CJan 22: CFeb 22: CMar 22: CApr 22: CMay 22: C
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117 Bennoch Rd,
Orono ME 04473

(207) 866-4914

94.25% estimated occupancy 1

Orono Commons is an average-sized facility located in Orono, Maine. With an overall score of C, this is likely a middle of the road facility. Based on our analysis, this facility ought to meet the needs of many people. The best part of this facility's report card is is its inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

While this facility's overall grade was decent, it really excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this area generally have few of these severe deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed 12 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to resident health or safety. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home's nursing grade appears to be one of its better features. The facility received a grade of B- in this category. Nursing ratings are largely based on the facility's nurse staffing. Based on the CMS data, this nursing home offers 3.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. While this nursing home excelled in terms of quantity of nursing hours, it lagged a bit in certain datapoints that focused on quality. This facility's nursing score was hurt by poor performance in the area of minimizing pressure ulcers. In fact, we found that 18.9 percent of this nursing home's patients sustained pressure ulcers.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facilities next most favorable category is short-term care. We awarded it a grade of B- in this area. This is basically a slightly below average grade in this category. In the area of short-term care, we try to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. When we assessed this facility's nursing hours, we found it offered more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 44.5 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients return home so this facility is below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The last area we assessed was long-term care, which turned out to be this facility's least impressive area. We gave it a lowly F in this category, which is certainly concerning. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means the nursing home did not perform well in our quality measures relating to patient care. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. Frankly, we were a bit alarmed this facility vaccinated 60.62992 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is significantly less than what we were hoping for. To our surprise, this place actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.6 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Orono Commons Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Orono Commons, 5.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients who developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Orono Commons, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay residents who had falls which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Orono Commons, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Orono Commons, 20.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Orono Commons, 16.59% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Orono Commons, 8.28% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Orono Commons, 94.82% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Orono Commons, 14.76% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Orono Commons, 27.36% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percent of long-term patients that remained mobile levels. Many in the industry argue that mobility is vital to patients well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Orono Commons, 0.93 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

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

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Orono Commons, 27.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Orono Commons, 14.33 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Orono Commons, 74.02% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • St Joseph HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.17 miles away360 Broadway Bangor Maine 04401Voluntary non-profit - Church(207) 262-1000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita Boyd Dialysis8.19 miles awayDialysis Unit 925 Union Street Suite 1 Bangor Maine 04401CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (207) 941-1298
  • Davita Brewer Dialysis8.5 miles away403 Wilson Street Brewer Maine 04412Dialysis Stations: 13 (207) 989-0027

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