Poet's Seat Health Care Center is a facility located in Greenfield, Massachusetts, a city with 17,700 people. We gave this facility an overall grade of B. A score of this caliber requires solid marks in most areas. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Greenfield. This nursing home was better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any poor grades in any of our major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Poet's Seat Health Care Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
359 High Street,
Greenfield MA 01301
82.85% estimated occupancy 1
Please note our records indicate that Poet's Seat Health Care Center has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a strong nursing home is that it received a very impressive inspection grade. In fact, inspections is its best category grade. In this category, we gave it an A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be relatively insignificant. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
This nursing home performed well in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Nursing scores are primarily based on a facility's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 3.1 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 many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we graded was short-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a solid grade of B-. Our short-term care ratings are probably most critical for individuals needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. One reason for this facility's strong score in this category is that it provides more care with registered nurses to its residents than the average nursing home. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This place outperformed the majority of facilities in the country in this area with 52.9 percent of its patients returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we graded is long-term care. This facility was awarded a grade of B- for this area. Long-term care scores are based on a facility's amount of nursing care. This includes a broad range of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine healthcare services. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 84.30232 percent of its residents. This is quite a bit lower than average. Nevertheless, this nursing home excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.94 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Poet's Seat Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Poet's Seat Health Care Center, 6.42% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Poet's Seat Health Care Center, 3.57% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay residents which have sustained a fall which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Poet's Seat Health Care Center, 2.4% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric can be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Poet's Seat Health Care Center, 19.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for several conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Poet's Seat Health Care Center, 19% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Poet's Seat Health Care Center, 1.96% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Poet's Seat Health Care Center, 91.59% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Poet's Seat Health Care Center, 15.22% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Poet's Seat Health Care Center, 19.05% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Poet's Seat Health Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Poet's Seat Health Care Center, 19.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Poet's Seat Health Care Center, 10.96 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Poet's Seat Health Care Center, 70.74% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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