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Wells Nursing Home

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMay 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+Sep 20: A-Oct 20: BJan 21: BFeb 21: BMar 21: BApr 21: B+May 21: B+Jun 21: B+Jul 21: B+Aug 21: B+Sep 21: B+Oct 21: B+Nov 21: B+Jan 22: B+Feb 22: B+Mar 22: B+Apr 22: B+May 22: B+
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201 W Madison Avenue,
Johnstown NY 12095

(518) 762-4546

63.2% estimated occupancy 1

Wells Nursing Home is the sole nursing home we found in Johnstown, New York. This is a very good nursing home. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average grade. This facility truly has plenty of good features. This place is better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any poor grades in any of our major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our inspection scores are tied to many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this category have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This nursing home was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This indicates that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to resident safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

Adding to this nursing home's list of strengths, it also received an excellent nursing grade. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Nursing scores are largely tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided 4.2 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This was one of the more impressive figures we found. In addition, we found that a significant portion of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. On top of offering impressive levels of nursing care, this nursing home was also above average in each of the major quality measures we looked at in this category. By way of illustration, it performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. These statistics are generally good indicators of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Turning to an additional strength for this facility, we awarded them one of our higher scores in our short-term care category as well, with a grade of B. Our short-term care grades are presumably more meaningful for patients needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This means not merely nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. This place excelled in the two key staffing areas we looked at. The facility supplied more care from registered nurses and physical therapists than a typical facility. This is typically an excellent sign. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 36.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final category we graded is long-term care. In this category, we gave this facility a solid grade of B-. This actually ended up being this nursing home's worst area. In calculating our long-term care scores, we assess the nursing home's personal care services. After looking at the very respectable amount of nursing care provided by this facility, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Wells Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Wells Nursing Home, 9.64% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Wells Nursing Home, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents that suffered from a fall which resulted in severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Wells Nursing Home, 2.09% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who have had UTI's. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Wells Nursing Home, 11.62% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for many conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Wells Nursing Home, 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Wells Nursing Home, 13.02% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Wells Nursing Home, 92.45% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Wells Nursing Home, 14.69% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the deterioration of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Wells Nursing Home, 18.9% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility. Some argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Wells Nursing Home, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Wells Nursing Home, 18.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Wells Nursing Home, 8.78 Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Wells Nursing Home, 74.53% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living often correlates with successful rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Nathan Littauer HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.21 miles away99 East State Street Gloversville New York 12078Voluntary non-profit - Private(518) 725-8621
  • St Mary's HealthcareAcute Care Hospitals 8.58 miles away427 Guy Park Avenue Amsterdam New York 12010Voluntary non-profit - Private(518) 841-7101

Nearby Dialysis

  • Gloversville Dialysis Center5.61 miles away46 Easterly Street Gloversville New York 12078Dialysis Stations: 13 (518) 725-4821
  • Mohawk Valley Dialysis Center, Inc.9.88 miles away115 Towne Square Drive Amsterdam New York 12010Dialysis Stations: 15 (518) 627-0280
  • Fms-Amsterdam Dialysis Center10.26 miles away1810 Riverfront Center Amsterdam New York 12010Dialysis Stations: 16 (518) 842-4360

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