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Royal of Westerly Nursing Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: A-Aug 20: A-Sep 20: A-Oct 20: A-Jan 21: AFeb 21: AMar 21: AApr 21: AMay 21: AJun 21: AJul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: A-Nov 21: A-Jan 22: A-Feb 22: A-Mar 22: A-Apr 22: A-May 22: A-Jun 22: A-Aug 22: A-Sep 22: A-
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Royal of Westerly Nursing Center's website

79 Beach Street,
Westerly RI 02891

(401) 596-4925

88.18% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Westerly, Rhode Island, Royal of Westerly Nursing Center is one of a mere three nursing homes in the city. With an overall grade of A-, this facility ended up being one of the 25 best nursing homes in Rhode Island. You flat out can't do any better than this nursing home. As you will see below, this place also performed well in our category grades. It's hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.

Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Rhode Island badge

Top Nursing Home in Rhode Island Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Westerly, Rhode Island badge

Best Nursing Home in Westerly, Rhode Island Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in Rhode Island badge

Top Nursing Home in Rhode Island Awards 2020

Top Nursing Home in Rhode Island badge

Top Nursing Home in Rhode Island Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home excelled in our shot-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Our short-term care grades are probably more critical for folks requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional skilled nursing. This means not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 6.6 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This nursing home has earned near flawless health inspections recently. We gave them an impressive grade of A in this area. Our inspection ratings are based on datapoints found on the a nursing home's government inspections. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Our nursing grade analyzes the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.3 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 avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The final area we looked at was long-term care, in which this facility was given a B. Believe it or not, this is this nursing home's weakest category. A nursing home could be doing a lot worse when their weakest grade still rates higher than most facilities. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 51.07527 percent of its patients. This is somewhat less than we were hoping for but still a respectable figure. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Royal of Westerly Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Royal of Westerly Nursing Center, 7.49% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Royal of Westerly Nursing Center, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of long-term residents who have had a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Royal of Westerly Nursing Center, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric could be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Royal of Westerly Nursing Center, 17.89% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used to treat several conditions, such as cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Royal of Westerly Nursing Center, 15.01% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Royal of Westerly Nursing Center, 2.58% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Royal of Westerly Nursing Center, 94.38% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Royal of Westerly Nursing Center, 16.46% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Royal of Westerly Nursing Center, 20.63% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Royal of Westerly Nursing Center, 1.22 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

Grade: D

In Royal of Westerly Nursing Center, 20.63 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Royal of Westerly Nursing Center, 12.45 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Royal of Westerly Nursing Center, 77.52% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's generally correlates with superior rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Westerly HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.16 miles away25 Wells Street Westerly Rhode Island 02891Voluntary non-profit - Private(401) 596-6000
  • Lawrence & Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 14.2 miles away365 Montauk Ave New London Connecticut 06320Voluntary non-profit - Private(860) 442-0711
  • South County Hospital IncAcute Care Hospitals 17.82 miles away100 Kenyon Ave Wakefield Rhode Island 02879Voluntary non-profit - Private(401) 782-8020
  • William W Backus HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 18.12 miles away326 Washington St Norwich Connecticut 06360Voluntary non-profit - Other(860) 889-8331

Nearby Dialysis

  • Dialysis Center of Westerly0.25 miles awayOne Rhody Drive Westerly Rhode Island 02891Dialysis Stations: 15 (401) 596-0368
  • Davita New London Dialysis13.99 miles away5 Shaw's Cove Suite 100 New London Connecticut 06320CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 23 (860) 701-1357
  • Wakefield Dialysis Center17.62 miles away10 High Street Suite C Wakefield Rhode Island 02879CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (401) 792-3450
  • Davita Norwich Dialysis17.7 miles away113 Salem Turnpike Norwich Connecticut 06360CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (860) 887-1632