Southridge Rehab & Living Center is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Biddeford, Maine. This facility is one of the best facilities we found. A grade in this range requires first-rate marks across the board. In fact, this nursing home has the prestigious distinction of being one of the 25 best nursing homes in Maine. Finally, this is a very consistent facility with consistent scores in all four of our categories. More information about these categories is available below.
Southridge Rehab & Living Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Medical Transportation
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Best Nursing Home in Biddeford, Maine Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A for our inspections rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively insignificant. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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 score includes many datapoints. The most heavily weighted variable is the quantity of hours nurses spent with residents. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of moving a resident more often.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was elite in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a score of A. Very few nursing homes performed better in this category. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. Once we concluded our assessment of the volume of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 98 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is too frequently a dangerous health condition for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category we analyzed, this nursing home was awarded a very strong grade of A- in our short-term care category. With this score, the facility rounded out a straight A report card. Short-term care scores are meaningful for residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing. This includes a broad spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Southridge Rehab & Living Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Southridge Rehab & Living Center, 6.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Southridge Rehab & Living Center, 3.91% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Southridge Rehab & Living Center, 3.22% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Southridge Rehab & Living Center, 20.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care patients who are given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Southridge Rehab & Living Center, 16.44% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are generally prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Southridge Rehab & Living Center, 8.43% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Southridge Rehab & Living Center, 94.03% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Southridge Rehab & Living Center, 14.38% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Southridge Rehab & Living Center, 24.84% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that maintained mobility.
In Southridge Rehab & Living Center, 1.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Southridge Rehab & Living Center, 24.84 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Southridge Rehab & Living Center, 14.74 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Southridge Rehab & Living Center, 73.12% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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