Riverwoods at Exeter is located in Exeter, New Hampshire. Featuring an overall grade of A+, this nursing home is ranked among the highest-rated nursing homes we looked at. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we rated it as one of the 10 best facilities in New Hampshire. Headlining this facility's exemplary profile is its nursing score, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Riverwoods at Exeter
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
7 Riverwoods Drive,
Exeter NH 03833
24.48% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Best Nursing Home in New Hampshire Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Exeter, New Hampshire Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in New Hampshire Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Exeter, New Hampshire Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in New Hampshire Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Exeter, New Hampshire Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. In calculating our nursing grades, we factor in both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
The next category we looked at was inspections, where this facility also received an A+ grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Inspection scores account for several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this category generally have few of these severe deficiencies. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also received a impressive long-term care grade. Indeed, this is this facility's third best category grade. In that category, this facility received a score of A. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a reliable method to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the elderly population. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category we assessed, this nursing home was awarded a very strong grade of A in our short-term care category. With this score, the nursing home rounded out a straight A profile. Our short-term care scores are based on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of residents that returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Riverwoods at Exeter Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Riverwoods at Exeter, 6.48% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Riverwoods at Exeter, 5.13% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who have suffered a fall which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Riverwoods at Exeter, 2.56% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Riverwoods at Exeter, 16.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term patients who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to having more residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Riverwoods at Exeter, 14.9% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term patients who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Riverwoods at Exeter, 6.23% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Riverwoods at Exeter, 94.94% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Riverwoods at Exeter, 18.44% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Riverwoods at Exeter, 18.81% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels. Many argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients health.
In Riverwoods at Exeter, 1.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Riverwoods at Exeter, 18.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Riverwoods at Exeter, 13.79 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Riverwoods at Exeter, 81.87% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living often correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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