Sippican Healthcare Center is a nursing home in Marion, Massachusetts, a city with a total of 4,907 people. With an A overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top ten percent of all facilities in the nation. We really can't say enough great things about this facility. This also wound up being a very consistent nursing home with consistent scores in all of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
Sippican Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition to being a first rate facility overall, this facility also excelled in the area of long-term care, where it earned a grade of A+. Few facilities performed better 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 healthcare services. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 99.31507 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. Nursing scores are primarily associated with a nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning the page to our next category, we awarded this nursing home a score of A- for its short-term care grade. This is a first-rate grade. Short-term care grades are generally used to judge a nursing home's rehabilitation services In order to have highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must feature higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Turning to our inspection category, this nursing home excelled in that area, which is based on the facility's recent government inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category. This finished off this place's straight A report card. Inspection grades weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this category usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. 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.
Sippican Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Sippican Healthcare Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Sippican Healthcare Center, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percent of long-term stay residents that experienced a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Sippican Healthcare Center, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents who had urinary tract infections. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Sippican Healthcare Center, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for treating a variety of medical conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Sippican Healthcare Center, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care residents who were prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are typically prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Sippican Healthcare Center, 1.93% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who are showing signs of depression. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Sippican Healthcare Center, 91.44% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Sippican Healthcare Center, 15.15% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Sippican Healthcare Center, 17.66% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels. Some argue that mobility is vital to patients well-being.
In Sippican Healthcare Center, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Sippican Healthcare Center, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Sippican Healthcare Center, 10.93 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Sippican Healthcare Center, 71.35% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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