Nursing Homes in Vermont
- 10thNational Rank
- 25Nursing Homes
- 6.18%Patients with pressure ulcers
- 3.29/5Average CMS Rating
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Vermont Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Vermont, 6.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Vermont, 4.66% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who have sustained a fall which caused major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Vermont, 2.47% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Vermont, 14.06% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Vermont, 15.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Vermont, 11.74% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some argue this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Vermont, 96.94% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Vermont, 16.94% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Vermont, 24.28% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Vermont, 0.91 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Vermont, 24.28 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Vermont, 14.08 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Vermont, 78.54% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living often correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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