Pines Rehab & Health Center is a small facility located in Lyndonville, Vermont. With an overall grade of A-, this nursing home ended up being one of the 25 best nursing homes in Vermont. We can not find many bad things to say about this place. Its scores are impeccable. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its long-term care rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Pines Rehab & Health Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
On top of being a first rate nursing home overall, this nursing home also fared well in our long-term care category, where it received a grade of A+. Few nursing homes fared better in this category. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 95.541405 percent of its patients, which is higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Adding to its impressive category grades, this facility also excelled in the category of inspections, where it received a grade of A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively insignificant. This particular nursing home received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. The nursing score includes a handful of components, however, the most important consideration is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we analyzed is short-term care, in which this nursing home received a B-. This actually proved to be this facility's least impressive category. This is nevertheless nothing to be ashamed of. Short-term care grades are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pines Rehab & Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pines Rehab & Health Center, 6.83% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pines Rehab & Health Center, 4.61% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often associated with poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pines Rehab & Health Center, 2.86% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term residents that experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pines Rehab & Health Center, 15.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used to treat several conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pines Rehab & Health Center, 15.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents which are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pines Rehab & Health Center, 12.18% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients showing signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pines Rehab & Health Center, 95.68% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pines Rehab & Health Center, 18.04% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pines Rehab & Health Center, 23.81% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility.
In Pines Rehab & Health Center, 1.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pines Rehab & Health Center, 23.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pines Rehab & Health Center, 13.96 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pines Rehab & Health Center, 78.83% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's generally correlates with better rehabilitation.
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