The Green House Community at Vernon Homes is in Vernon, Vermont. The city has a population of 2,210 people. After receiving an A overall grade, this nursing home has the distinction of being one of the top 25 facilities in Vermont. We flat out can not say enough favorable things about this facility. If you look below, you can see this facility's category ratings, which are also strong.
The Green House Community at Vernon Homes
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Best Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Vermont Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being an elite facility overall, this nursing home also performed well in the area of inspections, where it earned an A+. Very few facilities fared this well in this category. Inspection scores account for several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this category tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. This facility was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies an immediate risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Compounding its dominant assessments in other areas, we gave this facility a score of A- for its long-term care score. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 93.29269 percent of its residents. This is slightly below what we were hoping for but still a decent figure. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. We looked at the skill-level of nurses at the facility, in addition to the quantity of time the nurses spent with residents, in computing our score in this area. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility 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 having a protocol of moving a resident more often.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed was short-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of B+. This wrapped up an elite profile. Few nursing homes received a B+ or better in every single category. Short-term care scores are crucial for people needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires more skilled nursing services. This includes a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. We were not able to locate registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of residents that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Green House Community at Vernon Homes Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Green House Community at Vernon Homes, 6.83% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Green House Community at Vernon Homes, 4.61% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often the result of poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Green House Community at Vernon Homes, 2.86% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percent of long-term care patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. While more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Green House Community at Vernon Homes, 15.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term stay residents which were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Green House Community at Vernon Homes, 15.83% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Green House Community at Vernon Homes, 12.18% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents showing signs of depression. Higher levels of depression could be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Green House Community at Vernon Homes, 95.68% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Green House Community at Vernon Homes, 18.04% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Green House Community at Vernon Homes, 23.81% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In The Green House Community at Vernon Homes, 1.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Green House Community at Vernon Homes, 23.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
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