Whispering Pines Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
38 Talmadge Avenue, East Haven CT 06512 · (203) 469-2316 · 93.55% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Jan 10, 2019 · By Nick Reese
Whispering Pines Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is the only facility we were able to find in East Haven, Connecticut. With an overall grade of B, this is a fine facility. Based on our ratings, this facility ought to meet the needs of most people. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home did not have any poor grades in any of the four major categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 90 Beds
For profit - Partnership
To pair with its favorable overall score, we awarded this facility an A- for the area of inspections. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively insignificant. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. A couple relatively minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Adding to its impressive profile, this nursing home also excelled in the area of nursing. In fact, we gave it an B+ for that category. There are numerous factors included in this area. Most of the datapoints are tied to staffing levels. This nursing home provides 3.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a strong short-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. In determining these short-term care scores, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to formulate a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. One reason for this nursing home's impressive score in short-term care is that it offers a significantly greater volume of hours of physical therapy than the typical nursing home. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we assessed is long-term care. We awarded it a B- in this area. This is a decent grade in this area. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We were not able to locate information about this nursing home's vaccination rates. Finally, this place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.