Pine Point Center is a facility located in Scarborough, Maine. The city has a population of 18,760 people. We gave this nursing home an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the United States. We could not find many negative things to say about this nursing home. Its scores are impeccable. This facility also received impressive grades in all of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
Pine Point 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
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to point out the fact that this nursing home has received near flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this area. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its high-end assessment, this nursing home also was awarded a dominant short-term care grade, with a grade of A. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we analyze a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This category is frequently a meaningful assessment of the facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, this nursing home also received favorable long-term care scores this year. In fact, we gave it one of our higher scores in that area, with a grade of B+. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are well cared for. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 86.57718 percent of its residents. This is a bit less than we were hoping for. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Turning to the last category, this facility was awarded a very strong nursing grade. Although this is not nearly as elite as several of its other scores, this remains one of our more favorable scores we offer. We weighed the levels of nurses employed by the facility, in addition to the number of hours the nurses worked with patients, in calculating our rating in this category. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pine Point Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pine Point Center, 5.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pine Point Center, 3.79% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which have had a fall leading to severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pine Point Center, 3.3% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pine Point Center, 20.55% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used to treat a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pine Point Center, 16.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pine Point Center, 8.37% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression could be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pine Point Center, 94.73% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pine Point Center, 14.81% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pine Point Center, 27.47% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Many believe that the ability to move around is important for residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Pine Point Center, 0.94 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pine Point Center, 27.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pine Point Center, 14.29 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pine Point Center, 74.15% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements.
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