Wingate at Harwich is a large nursing home located in Harwich, Massachusetts. This nursing home is a decent facility, with an overall grade of B-. In our view, this nursing home is a good fit for most people. The best part of this facility's report card was is its nursing grade. Nursing grades are discussed in the next section.
Wingate at Harwich
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
The main thing propping up this facility's profile is its elite nursing grade. We awarded this nursing home an A- in that category. Nursing ratings are based largely on quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at 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 facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving patients even once per day.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's more impressive category scores came in the category of long-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B. It actually performed better than most nursing homes in this category. For prospective residents looking for a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. After considering the quantity of nursing care, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 55.70032 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we graded was short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B. It actually outpaced most nursing homes in this area. Short-term care scores are important for residents seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing services. This includes a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Finally, we also gave this nursing home a B- for our inspections rating. This facility didn't have any major weaknesses. We would argue that one of the most critical factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially focus on the severity of the deficiencies. While this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Wingate at Harwich Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Wingate at Harwich, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is is a measure of the percent of long-term patients which have pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Wingate at Harwich, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients who suffered a fall which caused major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Wingate at Harwich, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who have suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Wingate at Harwich, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Wingate at Harwich, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term residents that are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Wingate at Harwich, 1.93% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents demonstrating signs of depression. Higher rates of depression could reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Wingate at Harwich, 91.44% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Wingate at Harwich, 15.15% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Wingate at Harwich, 17.66% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care patients who maintained mobility.
In Wingate at Harwich, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Wingate at Harwich, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Wingate at Harwich, 10.93 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Wingate at Harwich, 71.35% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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