Royal Cape Cod Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a senior living facility located in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. The city has 13,829 people. With an overall score of B+, this facility should work for most people. This nursing home truly has plenty going for it. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category scores, which are also strong. It is hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
Royal Cape Cod Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Best Nursing Home in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility received even higher grades in the category of short-term care. In fact, it received one of our best grades in that area with an A. In computing our short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This score is considered to be a meaningful measure of a facility's rehabilitation. It doesn't appear that this nursing home provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The final item we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 6.9 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Among this facility's other strengths is its elite nursing grade. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of A-. Our nursing rating is mostly based on the nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Massachusetts in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of turning a resident at least once a day.
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Another area of strength for this facility is in inspections. In fact, inspections proved to be one of its best categories. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a B. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we analyzed was long-term care. This nursing home received a strong long-term care score this year, with a B. This nursing home truly didn't have any weak categories. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 96.83258 percent of its patients, which is better than the average nursing home. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Royal Cape Cod Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Royal Cape Cod Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents which suffered from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Royal Cape Cod Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Royal Cape Cod Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents which have suffered from UTI's. UTI's could be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Royal Cape Cod Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Royal Cape Cod Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents which are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Royal Cape Cod Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.93% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Royal Cape Cod Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 91.44% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Royal Cape Cod Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 15.15% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that required increased 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 resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Royal Cape Cod Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 17.66% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry argue that mobility is vital to residents' well-being.
In Royal Cape Cod Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Royal Cape Cod Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Royal Cape Cod Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 10.93 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Royal Cape Cod Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 71.35% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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