Royal Megansett Nursing & Rehabilitation is an average-sized nursing home in North Falmouth, Massachusetts. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B. A score in this range requires quality marks in most areas. In our view, this nursing home is a solid choice for quite a few people. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its short-term care score, which we will address in the next section.
Royal Megansett Nursing & Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A for our short-term care grade. Short-term care grades are typically employed to measure a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To offer highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally must feature higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 6.7 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
This facility really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing grade is largely associated with a facility's level of 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-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning a resident even once per day.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a favorable long-term care grade. Indeed, we awarded it an above average grade of B in this area. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of assessing 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 100 percent of its patients, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Turning to our inspection category, it appears this facility has earned quality inspections in recent years as well. We gave it a score of B- in this category. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. A deficiency-free inspection report is definitely the goal.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Royal Megansett Nursing & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Royal Megansett Nursing & Rehabilitation, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Royal Megansett Nursing & Rehabilitation, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Royal Megansett Nursing & Rehabilitation, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of long-term care residents that had a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Royal Megansett Nursing & Rehabilitation, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Royal Megansett Nursing & Rehabilitation, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Royal Megansett Nursing & Rehabilitation, 1.93% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could reveal lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Royal Megansett Nursing & Rehabilitation, 91.44% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Royal Megansett Nursing & Rehabilitation, 15.15% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Royal Megansett Nursing & Rehabilitation, 17.66% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry argue that mobility is important for patients mental and physical health.
In Royal Megansett Nursing & Rehabilitation, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Royal Megansett Nursing & Rehabilitation, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Royal Megansett Nursing & Rehabilitation, 10.93 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Royal Megansett Nursing & Rehabilitation, 71.35% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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