Sippican Healthcare Center

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: AApr 22: AMay 22: A
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15 Mill Street,
Marion MA 02738

(508) 748-3830

81.62% estimated occupancy 1

Sippican Healthcare Center is the sole option we identified in Marion, Massachusetts. This facility is ranked among the highest-rated facilities we assessed. It was given one of the highest grades that we offer. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top ten percent of all nursing homes in the nation. If you scroll down, you can see this place's category ratings, which are equally impressive as its overall rating.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a first rate nursing home overall, this facility also performed well in the area of long-term care, where it earned a grade of A+. Few facilities fared better in this category. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in this category it is a good sign for resident care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 99.62687 percent of its residents, which is much higher than most nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at its number of hospitalizations. Here we found that this nursing home had 2.36 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Our nursing rating is largely based on a facility's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 3.9 hours of nursing care per patient per day, which was above the national average. Finally, this facility was also above average in each of the major quality-based metrics we assessed in this category. It performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Contributing to its strong assessment, this facility also received an excellent short-term care grade, with a grade of A. In determining our short-term care grades, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to devise a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This proved to be a real strength for this nursing home. It outperformed the vast majority of facilities in the nation in this area with 61.7 percent of its residents returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most nursing homes.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Another impressive feature for this place is its inspection grade. In that category, we awarded this facility an A-, finishing off its straight A performance. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Sippican Healthcare Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Sippican Healthcare Center, 6.42% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Sippican Healthcare Center, 3.57% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Sippican Healthcare Center, 2.4% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols can reduce the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Sippican Healthcare Center, 19.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Sippican Healthcare Center, 19% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Sippican Healthcare Center, 1.96% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents showing depressive symptoms. Some experts believe this is a measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Sippican Healthcare Center, 91.59% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Sippican Healthcare Center, 15.22% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Sippican Healthcare Center, 19.05% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Sippican Healthcare Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Sippican Healthcare Center, 19.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Sippican Healthcare Center, 10.96 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Sippican Healthcare Center, 70.74% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Falmouth HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 12.87 miles away67 & 100 Ter Heun Drive Falmouth Massachusetts 02540Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 548-5300
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - PlymouthAcute Care Hospitals 17.48 miles away275 Sandwich Street Plymouth Massachusetts 02360Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 746-2000
  • Southcoast Hospital Group, IncAcute Care Hospitals 19.04 miles away363 Highland Avenue Fall River Massachusetts 02720Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 679-3131

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Medical Care of Wareham4.71 miles away100 Rosebrook Way Suite 100 Wareham Massachusetts 02571Dialysis Stations: 13 (508) 291-1100
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Fairhaven7.62 miles away216 Huttleson Avenue Fairhaven Massachusetts 02719Dialysis Stations: 19 (508) 996-0364
  • Hawthorn Kidney Center11.51 miles away537 Faunce Corner Road North Dartmouth Massachusetts 02747CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (508) 994-9692
  • Davita New Bedford Dialysis12.38 miles away237-B State Road North Dartmouth Massachusetts 02747CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (508) 992-0629
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Mashpee15.71 miles away34 Bates Road Suite 201 Mashpee Massachusetts 02649CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (508) 539-7080
  • Fall River Kidney Center LLC18.79 miles away48 Weaver Street Fall River Massachusetts 02720CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 41 (508) 677-4911
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Plymouth Cordage19.1 miles away10 Cordage Park Circle Suite 213 Plymouth Massachusetts 02360CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (508) 732-9272
  • Dialysis Center of Tiverton19.78 miles away22 Hurst Lane Tiverton Rhode Island 02878Dialysis Stations: 21 (401) 624-4403

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