South Kingstown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized nursing home in West Kingston, Rhode Island. With an overall score of A-, this is clearly a very good nursing home. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top 25 percent of all nursing homes nationally. If you look below, you can see this place's category scores, which are also strong.
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South Kingstown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a first rate facility overall, this facility performed well in our inspections category, where it received an A+. Very few places fared as well in this area. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, it does not appear that we were able to find deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Among its many dominant grades, this facility received first-rate short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a score of A- in that category. Our short-term care ratings are believed to be most meaningful for people in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to another strength for this facility, we gave them one of our more positive scores in our long-term care category as well, with a grade of B+. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the criteria we considered after nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 71.147545 percent of its patients. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The next category we graded was nursing. In this area, we gave this facility an impressive grade of B. Nursing scores are tied to nurse staffing levels. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, 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.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
South Kingstown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In South Kingstown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 7.52% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This gauges the percentage of long-term care patients which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In South Kingstown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.61% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who have sustained a fall leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In South Kingstown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In South Kingstown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 23.57% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In South Kingstown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 11.95% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In South Kingstown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 0% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts believe this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In South Kingstown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 80.75% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In South Kingstown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 17.34% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Many argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In South Kingstown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 25.9% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In South Kingstown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In South Kingstown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 25.9% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In South Kingstown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 8.81% of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In South Kingstown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 77.58% of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation performance.
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