River Ridge Center is a small facility in Kennebunk, Maine. With an overall rating of A, this facility is ranked among the most elite facilities we found. This is really as good of a nursing home as you're going to find. One of the best aspects of this facility's remarkable report card is its inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next section.
River Ridge Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
3 Brazier Lane,
Kennebunk ME 04043
90.64% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually flawless. Inspection grades account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area generally have very few severe deficiencies. While this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was given an A+ for its short-term care score. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a vast scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. This facility elevated its score in this area by providing more care from registered nurses than the average nursing home. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who returned home from this nursing home. It outperformed the overwhelming majority of facilities in the country with 73.5 percent of its patients returning home.
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Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. Nursing ratings are based largely on levels of nurse staffing. This place boasts a really impressive 4.4 hours of nursing care per patient each day, of which a significant percentage was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to providing impressive levels of nursing care, this place also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. For example, it performed as well as any nursing home in the state in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We view these areas as reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care provided.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at is long-term care, where this nursing home received a B-. This actually was this facility's least impressive category. This is nevertheless nothing to be ashamed of. Our long-term care ratings are more meaningful for individuals requiring more traditional assistance related to activities of daily living. This facility's vaccination data were not as favorable as its number of nursing hours per resident. This nursing home gave the pneumonia vaccine to just 90.37433 percent of its patients. We would like to see some improvement in this area next year. Nevertheless, this place keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization 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.
River Ridge Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In River Ridge Center, 5.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In River Ridge Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term residents which had falls resulting in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In River Ridge Center, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In River Ridge Center, 20.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In River Ridge Center, 16.59% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In River Ridge Center, 8.28% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In River Ridge Center, 94.82% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In River Ridge Center, 14.76% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In River Ridge Center, 27.36% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In River Ridge Center, 0.93 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In River Ridge Center, 27.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In River Ridge Center, 14.33 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In River Ridge Center, 74.02% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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