Pleasant Valley Nursing Center is in Derry, New Hampshire, a city with a population of 33,269 people. Featuring an overall score of A-, this is clearly a very good facility. We can't find many bad things to say about this facility. Its scores are just impeccable. As you will find below, this place also performed just fine in our category grades. It would be hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
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Pleasant Valley Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Top Nursing Home in New Hampshire Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Derry, New Hampshire Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in New Hampshire Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Derry, New Hampshire Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place turned out to be a quality nursing home is it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this very important category. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This facility was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
To complement its dominant assessments in other areas, we awarded this facility a grade of A for its long-term care grade. For residents looking for a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 81.91882 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is somewhat less than we expected but still a respectable figure. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, we were pleased to find facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we looked at is short-term care. Contributing to its impressive resume, this facility also performed well in that area. In fact, we awarded it a of A- in the area. With our short-term care rating, we strive to craft a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze a facility's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 6.1 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
The last area we graded is nursing. In this category, we awarded this nursing home an impressive grade of B. Our nursing score assesses the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.3 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 nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pleasant Valley Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, 9.15% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, 5.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, 1.91% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, 21.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, 21.4% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, 1.13% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, 90.21% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, 8.37% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, 10.61% of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels. Many in the industry believe that mobility is important for patients physical and mental well-being.
In Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, 10.61% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, 20.72% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, 78.1% of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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