Thompson House is a facility in Brattleboro, Vermont, a city with a total of 16,820 people. This nursing home is an A rated facility, which is one of the most impressive ratings that we offer. This is just about as good of a facility as you'll find. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's remarkable report card is its inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
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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
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Colostomy Care
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Best Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Brattleboro, Vermont Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Brattleboro, Vermont Awards 2021
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In addition to receiving a great overall rating, this nursing home received an A+ inspection grade. This score is based on the facility's recent government inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the highest complements we can offer a nursing home. Our inspection grades weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category tend to have few severe deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. We scrutinized the skill-level of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses spent with residents, in determining our rating in this category. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving residents more often.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a top-shelf long-term care grade. In fact, this ended up being this nursing home's third most impressive category score. In that area, this facility received a score of A. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is much higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the last category, this facility was given an extremely favorable short-term care rating. Even though this was not quite as strong as several of its other grades, this is still one of the better grades we offer. Our short-term care grades are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a vast spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the number of patients that were able to return home from the facility. We found that 4.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Thompson House Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Thompson House , 3.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Thompson House , 6.85% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who have suffered falls resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Thompson House , 0.86% of Patients had UTIs
This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients who experienced UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Thompson House , 23.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that are administered antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Thompson House , 33.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Thompson House , 11.03% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Thompson House , 92.95% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Thompson House , 19.05% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Thompson House , 23.91% of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Thompson House , 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Thompson House , 23.91% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Thompson House , 0% of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Thompson House , 90.13% of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's generally correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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