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South Dennis Healthcare

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: A-Feb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: B+Jul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: CSep 20: DOct 20: CJan 21: CFeb 21: B-Mar 21: B-Apr 21: BMay 21: BJun 21: BJul 21: B-Aug 21: B-Sep 21: B-Oct 21: B-Nov 21: CJan 22: B-Feb 22: BMar 22: BApr 22: BMay 22: B
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1 Love Lane,
South Dennis MA 02660

(508) 385-6034

62.89% estimated occupancy 1

South Dennis Healthcare is a large nursing home located in South Dennis, Massachusetts. This nursing home is a very solid facility, with an overall grade of B. You can certainly do much worse than this facility. This facility was stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any weak links in any of the major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company

Registered Staff Hours

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

Grade: A-minus

To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded this facility an impressive grade of A- for our long-term care score. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After we finished assessing the amount of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 74.9004 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Lastly, we looked at the facility's number of hospitalizations. We found that this facility had 2.07 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

We also gave this facility a score of A- for our short-term care score. In calculating our short-term care grades, we size up a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is more often than not a fair assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation. One of this nursing home's strengths is registered nurse hours. We found that it offers more care from registered nurses to its residents than most facilities. The final metric we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home in Massachusetts in this area with 60 percent of its patients returning home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. In calculating our nursing ratings, we factor in both staffing levels and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home averages 2.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also factored a few quality-based metrics into our nursing grades. This nursing home was relatively weak in two of the major areas we focus on, with below average scores for minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care provided.

Facility Inspections

Grade: C

In our last category, inspections proved to be this facility's worst area. It earned a C in this area. Inspection scores are based on a facility's government inspection reports. Inspection grades are tied to data points located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important thing to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to resident safety. This place had 6 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but none were category G through L deficiencies. This means that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent danger to resident safety or health. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

South Dennis Healthcare Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In South Dennis Healthcare, 6.42% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In South Dennis Healthcare, 3.57% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a fall leading to serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In South Dennis Healthcare, 2.4% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. More frequent bathing limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In South Dennis Healthcare, 19.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat several conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In South Dennis Healthcare, 19% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In South Dennis Healthcare, 1.96% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In South Dennis Healthcare, 91.59% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In South Dennis Healthcare, 15.22% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of decline of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In South Dennis Healthcare, 19.05% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In South Dennis Healthcare, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to the physical health of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In South Dennis Healthcare, 19.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In South Dennis Healthcare, 10.96 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In South Dennis Healthcare, 70.74% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Cape Cod HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.01 miles away88 Lewis Bay Road Hyannis Massachusetts 02601Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 771-1800

Nearby Dialysis

  • Cape Cod Artificial Kidney Center (Bma Cape Cod)6.35 miles away241 Willow Street Yarmouth Port Massachusetts 02675CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (508) 362-4535
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Mashpee19.19 miles away34 Bates Road Suite 201 Mashpee Massachusetts 02649CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (508) 539-7080

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