The Edgewood Centre is one of a mere two available facilities located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. With an A overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the country. In our view, this place is a wonderful choice for just about anybody. As you can see below, this nursing home also performed well in our category grades. It would be hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
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The Edgewood Centre
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
928 South Street,
Portsmouth NH 03801
55.76% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Top Nursing Home in New Hampshire Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in New Hampshire Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Portsmouth, New Hampshire Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in New Hampshire Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Portsmouth, New Hampshire Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of performing well overall, this nursing home also received a nearly flawless inspection report. Therefore, it earned one of our best grades in that area with an A+. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are quite minor. This place received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Among its many high-end scores, this nursing home was given an excellent long-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in this area. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 97.47292 percent of its patients. This is a proven method to avoid unnecessary deaths for the elderly population. Finally, 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.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we analyzed was short-term care. Contributing to its elite profile, this nursing home also performed well in this category. In fact, we gave it a grade of of A for that area. Our short-term care grades are thought to be most important for people needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional skilled nursing services. This means not just nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents that were able to return home from this facility. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
The last category we scored was nursing. This facility was given a strong nursing rating this year, with a grade of B. Although this was not nearly as dominant as many of its other scores, this remains one of our more favorable scores for that area. Our nursing rating is primarily associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Edgewood Centre Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Edgewood Centre, 6.48% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Edgewood Centre, 5.13% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Falls are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Edgewood Centre, 2.56% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents that have had UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Edgewood Centre, 16.15% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Edgewood Centre, 14.9% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Edgewood Centre, 6.23% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Edgewood Centre, 94.94% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Edgewood Centre, 18.44% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Edgewood Centre, 18.81% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility.
In The Edgewood Centre, 1.55 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to preserving the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Edgewood Centre, 18.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Edgewood Centre, 13.79 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Edgewood Centre, 81.87% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's usually correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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