The Gardens is a small nursing home located in Camden, Maine. It looks like this nursing home is one of the highest-graded facilities we assessed. In fact, it was given our most impressive score. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it as one of the 25 best nursing homes in Maine. One of the best aspects of this facility's remarkable report card is its short-term care score. We discuss short-term care in the next section.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 39 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Corporation

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Short-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

We also found that this facility excelled in our short-term care rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. In the category of short-term care, we seek to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. This nursing home excelled at the highest level in the two key staffing areas we assessed. In fact, it provided about 50% more care from physical therapists and registered nurses than the average nursing home. This is typically a great sign. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who ultimately returned home from this facility. In addition to excelling in the area of physical therapy staffing, we found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home in the nation with 68.1 percent of its patients returning home. Most facilities are below 50 percent in this statistic.

Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

Adding to an already impressive profile, this facility also received virtually flawless health inspections in recent years. As a result, we awarded it an A+ inspection grade. Arguably the most important factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

A
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

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 rating consists of a handful of datapoints, many of which are based on quantities of nurse staffing. This facility boasts a really impressive 5.9 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, of which a significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to offering high levels of care, this place also fared well in several of the quality measures we assessed. For example, in terms of the percentage of its patients sustaining falls leading to major injury, this place outpaced the national average. This is often a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: BDec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

In our final category, this facility also was given a very strong long-term care score, with a grade of A-. This finished off a rare straight A profile. If you are seeking anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care scores. Although we determined this nursing home had an impressive volume of nursing care provided by aids and other nursing staff, we found its vaccine statistics to be a bit low. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to just 89.32039 percent of its residents. This is one statistic we'd really like to see this nursing home improve on. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A+
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

The Gardens Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
C
10%
State
B+
5.45%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a fall which caused serious injury.

Provider
B
2.91%
State
B-
4.1%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint could be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Provider
D
4.9%
State
B-
3.24%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who are administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from cognitive disorders.

Provider
D
21.36%
State
B-
18.01%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
D
34.33%
State
B+
16.51%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing signs of depression. High levels of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.

Provider
D
11.11%
State
B-
8.13%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.

Provider
C
92.87%
State
B
96.91%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.

Provider
A-
10.94%
State
B+
12.7%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Provider
A
23.44%
State
A-
21.48%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Provider
B+
1.45
State
A-
1.27
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.

Provider
D
23.44
State
C
21.48
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.

Provider
F
17.61
State
C
13.76
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.

Provider
B
69.84%
State
B
67.99%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Penobscot Bay Medical Center 3.96 mi
6 Glen Cove Drive Rockport Maine 04856
(207) 921-8000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Waldo County General Hospital 15.49 mi
118 Northport Ave Belfast Maine 04915
(207) 338-2500
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Dialysis Clinic Inc. - Belfast 14.96 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
125 Northport Ave, Suite 101 Belfast Maine 04915
(207) 338-1170