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Pinnacle Health and Rehab

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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26 Pleasant St,
Canton ME 04221

(207) 597-2510

72.34% estimated occupancy 1

Pinnacle Health and Rehab is a small nursing home located in Canton, Maine. This nursing home received an A- overall, which is one of the most impressive ratings we offer. A grade of this caliber requires superb scores across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities in the nation. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

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

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this facility also received an A+ inspection rating. This is based on its recent government inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the highest complements we can pay to a nursing home. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some are relatively insignificant. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

We also wanted to alert you to the fact that this facility was awarded an elite grade of A- in our short-term care area. Our short-term care scores are probably most critical for folks in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This includes not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of residents who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that it fared better than most facilities in this area with 54.5 percent of its patients returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home also received a strong long-term care score. In fact, we awarded it an above average score of B+ in this category. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 96.2406 percent of its residents, which is more than the average nursing home. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.66 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

The last area we looked at is nursing, in which this facility was given a grade of B. Believe it or not, this proved to be this nursing home's weakest category. A facility is doing something right when it's weakest grade still is superior to most other facilities. Nursing scores are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This particular facility provided 3.9 hours of nursing care per patient per day. Roughly one quarter of that care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. Both of these statistics exceed the national average. Finally, we also looked at nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these areas as predictive measures of the caliber of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Pinnacle Health and Rehab Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Pinnacle Health and Rehab, 5.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Pinnacle Health and Rehab, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Pinnacle Health and Rehab, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs

This figure measures the percent of long-term patients who experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Pinnacle Health and Rehab, 20.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Pinnacle Health and Rehab, 16.59% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Pinnacle Health and Rehab, 8.28% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Pinnacle Health and Rehab, 94.82% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Pinnacle Health and Rehab, 14.76% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Pinnacle Health and Rehab, 27.36% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Pinnacle Health and Rehab, 0.93 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Pinnacle Health and Rehab, 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 typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Pinnacle Health and Rehab, 14.33 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Pinnacle Health and Rehab, 74.02% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Rumford HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 13.9 miles away420 Franklin Street Rumford Maine 04276Proprietary(207) 369-1000
  • Franklin Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 14.99 miles away111 Franklin Health Commons Farmington Maine 04938Voluntary non-profit - Private(207) 778-6031
  • Stephens Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 19.53 miles away181 Main Street Norway Maine 04268Voluntary non-profit - Private(207) 743-5933

Nearby Dialysis

  • Umbagog Kidney Center11.47 miles awayDialysis Services 73 Allen Street Wilton Maine 04294Dialysis Stations: 12 (207) 645-2102

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