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.
Pleasant Valley Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
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. When facilities receive this type of grade in this category it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 95 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B. In computing a facility's nursing rating, we look at the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients as well as the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility 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.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we graded was short-term care, in which this facility was awarded a grade of B. Believe it or not, this ended up being this nursing home's weakest category. A nursing home is doing something right when their lowest score still rates higher than most other nursing homes. With our short-term care grade, we strive to forge a fair barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess the nursing home's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 4.9 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
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, 6.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care residents which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, 5.18% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, 3.06% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, 16.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, 16.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, 5.54% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents demonstrating signs of depression. Higher rates of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, 95.74% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, 19.68% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, 24.67% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, 1.18 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, 24.67 Percentage 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, 11.85 Percentage 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, 77.92% Percentage 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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