Sonogee Rehabilitation & Living Center is a small nursing home in Bar Harbor, Maine. Featuring an overall grade of A-, this is without a doubt a very strong nursing home. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all facilities in the United States. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category grades, which are also strong. It's hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 35 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

Family Council:

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Nurse Quality

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+
Historical

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. We looked at the levels of nurses at the nursing home, as well as the quantity of hours the nurses spent with residents, in calculating our rating in this category. This place provided 4.6 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, which is among the more impressive figures in the country. A significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the more skilled levels of nurses. We were really impressed by both of these figures. In addition to providing impressive levels of care, this facility was also above average in each of the major quality-based metrics we looked at in this category. For example, it performed well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. These are generally good measures of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Long-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: DApr 19: DMay 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-
Historical

We also would like to alert you to the fact that this facility was given a superb score of A- in our long-term care category. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in this category it is usually a good sign for resident care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. On top of assessing the well above average quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff at this nursing home, we also were impressed by the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home gave the pneumonia vaccine to 98.1132 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. This combination proved to be successful as this place also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

A-
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-
Historical

Racking up another strong category grade, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A-. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this category tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. Surprisingly, this nursing home received a category L deficiency, which is not what we expected given its inspection rating. These are the most concerning deficiencies. This category of deficiency indicates the government inspectors identified a widespread deficiency putting resident health or safety in imminent danger. Even a single deficiency in this category is concerning. In spite of this major red flag, other aspects of this facility's inspection report gave us some hope.

Short-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: AApr 19: B-May 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: B
Historical

The next category we graded is short-term care. This facility was given a favorable nursing score in our assessment, with a B. Although this was not as strong as some of its other grades, this remains one of the more favorable scores for this area. Short-term care scores are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. One reason for this facility's strong score in this category is that it provides more care with registered nurses to its residents than the average nursing home. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return home from this facility. We found that 32.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
NA
State:
A
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Sonogee Rehabilitation & Living Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for too long.

Provider
B+
5.81%
State
B+
5.45%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.

Provider
B+
2.83%
State
B-
4.1%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poorer hygiene.

Provider
C
3.77%
State
B-
3.24%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used to treat several medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.

Provider
F
31.13%
State
B-
18.01%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
A+
6.85%
State
B+
16.51%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting signs of depression.

Provider
F
19.35%
State
B-
8.13%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.

Provider
B-
96.68%
State
B
96.91%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.

Provider
B-
16.42%
State
B+
12.7%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Provider
F
28.93%
State
A-
21.48%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.

Provider
A
0.56
State
A-
1.27
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
F
28.93
State
C
21.48
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.

Provider
D
53.02%
State
B
67.99%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Mount Desert Island Hospital 1.83 mi
10 Wayman Lane, PO Box 8 Bar Harbor Maine 04609
(207) 288-5081
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital 13.45 mi
50 Union Street Ellsworth Maine 04605
(207) 667-5311
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Northern Light Blue Hill Memorial Hospital 17.23 mi
57 Water Street Blue Hill Maine 04614
(207) 374-2836
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Davita Eastern Maine Dialysis 13.42 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 12
Esrd Satellite Unit 11 Short Street Ellsworth Maine 04605
(207) 667-9294