Our Ladys Haven of Fairhaven is an average-sized non-profit facility in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Sporting an overall grade of A, this facility is among the top nursing homes we looked at. In fact, this nursing home has the distinction of being one of the top 100 nursing homes in Massachusetts. This is an impressive achievement in a state with a long list of high-end facilities. Headlining this place's exemplary report card is its long-term care grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Our Ladys Haven of Fairhaven
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
71 Center Street,
Fairhaven MA 02719
61.7% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ long-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 98.175186 percent of its patients, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. There are a host of datapoints included in this grade. Many of these criteria are tied to nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 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 place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving a patient more frequently.
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Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its fine profile, this facility also received a strong short-term care grade, with a grade of A-. In computing these short-term care ratings, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to devise a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Completing its excellent profile, this facility also performed well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded it a score of B+ for that area. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. 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.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Our Ladys Haven of Fairhaven Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Our Ladys Haven of Fairhaven, 6.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients who suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Our Ladys Haven of Fairhaven, 3.77% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Our Ladys Haven of Fairhaven, 2.05% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Our Ladys Haven of Fairhaven, 19.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for several conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Our Ladys Haven of Fairhaven, 18.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Our Ladys Haven of Fairhaven, 2.48% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Our Ladys Haven of Fairhaven, 91.39% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Our Ladys Haven of Fairhaven, 16.21% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Our Ladys Haven of Fairhaven, 15.75% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Our Ladys Haven of Fairhaven, 1.68 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to maintaining the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Our Ladys Haven of Fairhaven, 15.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Our Ladys Haven of Fairhaven, 11.2 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Our Ladys Haven of Fairhaven, 71.52% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements.
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