Saint Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is in Saint Albans, Vermont. We awarded it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road grade. This facility has a few things going for it. The best part of this place's profile is its remarkable inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
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Saint Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
596 Sheldon Road,
Saint Albans VT 05478
69.3% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this ended up being a decent nursing home is that it received an elite inspection score. Its inspection score was far better than its overall grade. In our inspections category, we gave this facility an A. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this area usually have very few severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a favorable score in short-term care. This nursing home earned a grade of B+ in this area, which turns out to be one of our better grades. In determining our short-term care ratings, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to devise a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 5.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of B-. In determining our nursing grades, we weigh both staffing levels and the training levels of those nurses. This place provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a somewhat discouraging figure as it is well below the national average. Lastly, despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is usually an indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we graded is long-term care, which proved to be this nursing home's least impressive area. We awarded this facility a grade of D in this area. Unfortunately, this grade pulled down the facility's overall grade to some degree. Nursing homes that don't fare well in long-term care typically are not as well-staffed and are lagging in some of the areas of routine personal care we assessed. One of the factors we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccinations. Candidly, we were a bit worried that this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to just 87.81362 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this facility was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Saint Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Saint Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 7.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Saint Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 5.36% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percent of long-term patients that had a fall which caused severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Saint Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 2.96% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. Closer supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Saint Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 16.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used to treat several medical conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Saint Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 16.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Saint Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 12.68% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Saint Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 93.14% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Saint Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 20.72% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Saint Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 22.62% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Saint Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.21 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Saint Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 22.62 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Saint Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 14.59 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Saint Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 82.97% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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