Wells Nursing Home is located in Johnstown, New York. This city has 12,606 people. This is a very good facility. We awarded this it an overall grade of B+, which is a strong grade. Based on our assessment, you can do much worse than this nursing home. This facility is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Additional Details:

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Accepts Medicaid 1 : 100 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Non profit - Corporation

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

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

In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. Inspection grades weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this category usually have few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.

Nurse Quality

A
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

This facility received high grades in the area of nursing as well. In fact, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. Our nursing rating is primarily associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides an impressive 3.9 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, this facility was also above average in each of the major quality-based metrics we looked at in this category. By way of illustration, it performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Short-term Care Quality

B
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Historical

Turning to our next category, this nursing home also earned a grade of B for its short-term care rating. This is a well above average grade in this area. Short-term care grades are vital for people requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a vast range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. This nursing home is above the national average both in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients. The last measure we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 40.1 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

Turning to our next category, this facility was awarded a decent long-term care grade. Although this isn't nearly as elite as a few of its other category grades, this is really nothing to be ashamed of. Our long-term care scores are based on the nursing home's quantity of nursing care. This means a vast scope of personal care services, ranging from assistance with activities of daily living to routine medical services. On top of providing impressive levels of nursing care, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. This combination proved to be effective as this nursing home keeps its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B+
State:
B
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

Wells Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Provider
A-
4.85%
State
B-
8.47%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This gauges the percentage of long-term residents who had falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Provider
B
3.02%
State
B+
2.91%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better hygiene protocols can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.

Provider
B-
3.04%
State
B+
2.21%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
D
23.1%
State
B+
11.1%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Provider
A-
13.94%
State
A-
13.33%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This tells you the percent of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
7.09%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient care.

Provider
A
100%
State
B
93.26%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Provider
B+
11.84%
State
B+
13.31%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility. Many would argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical well-being.

Provider
B
15.98%
State
B-
15.38%
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. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.

Provider
A
1.12
State
B+
1.46
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B
15.98
State
B+
15.38
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Provider
A-
7.23
State
B+
8.22
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Provider
B+
72.96%
State
B
69.8%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

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(518) 725-8621
Acute Care Hospitals
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Nearby Dialysis

Gloversville Dialysis Center 5.61 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
46 Easterly Street Gloversville New York 12078
(518) 725-4821
Mohawk Valley Dialysis Center, Inc. 9.88 mi
Dialysis Stations: 15
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(518) 627-0280
Fms-Amsterdam Dialysis Center 10.26 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
1810 Riverfront Center Amsterdam New York 12010
(518) 842-4360