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Westerly Health Center

280 High St
Westerly, RI 02891-1748
(401) 348-0020
Fax: (401) 596-9783
Services Offered:
Skilled Nursing,
  • Skilled Nursing
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    Highlights
    Westerly Health center is located at 280 High Street, Westerly, RI and is situated on the RI and CT border. Westerly Health Center is one of Westerly's leading senior care facilities. It is part of the Health Concepts family of skilled nursing facilities which have been serving Rhode Islanders since 1964. Westerly Health Center has 97 beds with two specialty units, a 49 bed secure Alzheimer's /dementia unit and a 16 bed sub-acute consisting of all private rooms, as well as long term care. We provide an array of services to our short-term clients in their recuperation from pneumonia to hip surgery, to someone with medically complex issues such as IV antibiotic therapy and wound care. Our private rooms are great asset in the recovery process and offer free cable television, private telephone, flat screen tv's and electric beds all in a climate controlled environment. We also cater to people with Alzheimer/dementia care and our staff is specially trained by the Alzheimer's Association of Rhode Island. Westerly Health Center has physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists on staff and offer rehabilitation services seven days a week. Westerly Health Center has been serving the Westerly and CT border since 1985 and is the only skilled facility in the area that is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The Health center also offers a full compliment of activities such as bingo, happy hour, gardening, flower arranging, journalism and art class. Traditional activities such as musical entertainment, current events, and coffee hour are also include in our social calender. Westerly Health Center continues to provide the highest quality care to our residents and short term clients by providing a comfortable and nurturing environment.
    All genders welcome
    Age 25 and over
    Care Options
    Licensed nursing care provided 24 hours a day
    Physician care by routine visit
    Personal Assistance
    Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
    Catheter management
    Foot care
    Sitting, standing, walking, and getting in and out of bed
    Toileting
    Medication management
    Care Services
    Audiology
    Dental care
    Eye care
    Hospice
    Mental health counseling
    Occupational therapy
    Physical therapy
    Restorative therapy
    Speech therapy
    Support groups for patients
    Support groups for families and caregivers
    Behavioral Support Offered for Residents Who...
    Hit, kick, or act physically aggressive
    Yell, curse, or act verbally aggressive
    Do not sleep through the night
    Become disoriented
    Pace or rummage habitually
    Seek exits
    Wander
    Need prompting for their personal care
    Diabetes Management Care
    Diet
    Oral medication
    Self-administered insulin injection
    Staff-administered insulin injection
    Health Condition Care
    Arthritis
    Asthma
    Breathing support requiring oxygen
    Broken bones
    Cancer
    Colostomy/urostomy care needs
    Depression
    Developmental disabilities
    Emphysema or other lung diseases
    Heart disease or heart failure
    Immune deficiency
    Incontinence and bladder management
    Management of an I.V.
    Management of a feeding tube
    Memory loss
    Monitored intake of foods and liquids
    Multiple sclerosis
    Osteoporosis
    Parkinson's disease
    Psychiatric conditions such as bipolar/manic depression or schizophrenia
    Stroke
    Tendency to fall
    Traumatic brain injury
    Wound treatment
    Staff certifications and training:
    Alzheimer training through the Alzheimer association, in service and continuing education
    Memory Care
    There is a dedicated area for Alzheimer's and Dementia residents
    Stages of Alzheimer's Progression Accepted
    Stage 1: no impairment
    Stage 2: very mild decline
    Stage 3: mild decline
    Stage 4: moderate decline
    Stage 5: moderate, mid-stage
    Stage 6: moderately severe
    Stage 7: severe, late-stage
    Services for Alzheimer's or Dementia Residents
    Family members able to join at mealtime
    Family members able to participate in care plan
    Specially trained staff
    Safe wandering areas
    Regular assessments by interdisciplinary staff
    Environment that is easy to navigate
    Daily planned recreational and social activities
    Activities tailored to residents' abilities
    Diminished abilities or stage of disease that would result in a transfer or discharge:
    physically aggressive toward other resident who are unable to defend themselves
    Special care programs offered for Alzheimer's and Dementia residents:
    ongoing training provided by the Alzheimer's association of RI
    Accommodations
    Short Term and Temporary Stay Options
    Respite care
    Rehabilitation care
    No pets allowed
    Smoking accommodations are provided
    Residents may bring their own furniture
    Security Features
    24 hour up and awake night staff
    Door alarms
    Emergency in-room call system
    Fire sprinkler system
    New staff subject to criminal background check
    Transportation and Parking Options
    Access to public transportation
    Transportation provided by facility
    Guest parking
    Room Amenities
    Air conditioning
    Cable hook up
    Private telephone line
    Wheel-in shower
    Walk-in shower
    Wheelchair access
    Community
    Opened in:
    1985
    Number of residents: 106
    Dietary Options
    Ethnic meals
    Gluten-free meals
    Low sodium meals
    Low sugar diet and meals
    Vegetarian meals
    Meals Provided
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
    Snacks
    Dining Styles
    Restaurant style
    On-Site Services
    Activity director
    Beautician and/or barber
    Computer and internet access
    Designated family visiting area
    Gym and/or fitness center
    Gardening
    Guest dining
    Housekeeping
    Laundry service
    Maintenance director
    TV, media room, or theater
    Other recreational activities:
    journalism group, women's club, church services, movies, bingo, flower arranging, volunteers from local school groups
    Cost
    Payment Sources Accepted
    Long term care insurance
    Medicaid
    Medicare
    Private funds
    Residents
    Number of residents in certified beds : 102
    General
    Provider type
    Medicare and Medicaid WESTERLY HEALTH CENTER ASSOCIATES
    Date first approved to provide Medicare and Medicaid services : 7/26/1985
    With a Resident and Family Council
    Resident
    Automatic fire sprinkler systems in all required areas
    Yes
    Star Ratings
    Westerly Health Center exceeds average state scores in 0 of 5 areas.
    Westerly Health Center exceeds average region scores in 0 of 5 areas.
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0 stars
    1 stars
    2 stars
    3 stars
    4 stars
    5 stars
    Overall Rating
     
     
     
     
    2 stars
    3.58 stars
    4.09 stars
    Health Inspection Rating
     
     
     
     
    2 stars
    2.86 stars
    3.56 stars
    Quality Measures Rating
     
     
     
     
    3 stars
    3.83 stars
    3.61 stars
    Staffing Rating
     
     
     
     
    2 stars
    3.86 stars
    3.22 stars
    Registered Nurse Staffing Rating
     
     
     
     
    3 stars
    4.42 stars
    4.22 stars
    0 stars
    1 stars
    2 stars
    3 stars
    4 stars
    5 stars
    Staff
    Westerly Health Center exceeds average state scores in 6 of 14 areas.
    Westerly Health Center exceeds average region scores in 6 of 14 areas.
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0 hours
    2.4 hours
    4.8 hours
    7.2 hours
    9.6 hours
    12 hours
    Reported Certified Nursing Assistant staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    1.88 hours
    2.63 hours
    2.25 hours
    Reported Licensed Practical Nurse staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    0.48 hours
    0.31 hours
    0.24 hours
    Reported Registered Nurse staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    0.77 hours
    0.96 hours
    0.98 hours
    Reported licensed staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    1.25 hours
    1.27 hours
    1.23 hours
    Reported total Nurse staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    3.13 hours
    3.91 hours
    3.48 hours
    Reported Physical Therapist staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    0.04 hours
    0.06 hours
    0.07 hours
    Expected Certified Nursing Assistant staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    2.4 hours
    2.37 hours
    2.41 hours
    Expected Licensed Practical Nurse staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    0.68 hours
    0.6 hours
    0.6 hours
    Expected Registered Nurse staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    1.19 hours
    0.95 hours
    0.97 hours
    Expected total Nurse staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    4.27 hours
    3.93 hours
    3.98 hours
    Adjusted Certified Nursing Assistant staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    1.92 hours
    2.72 hours
    2.29 hours
    Adjusted Licensed Practical Nurse staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    0.58 hours
    0.43 hours
    0.33 hours
    Adjusted Registered Nurse staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    0.49 hours
    0.76 hours
    0.78 hours
    Adjusted total Nurse staffing hours per resident per day
     
     
     
     
    2.95 hours
    4.01 hours
    3.54 hours
    0 hours
    2.4 hours
    4.8 hours
    7.2 hours
    9.6 hours
    12 hours
    Quality Measures for Long-Stay Patients
    Westerly Health Center exceeds average state scores in 8 of 13 areas.
    Westerly Health Center exceeds average region scores in 7 of 13 areas.
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Percent of long stay residents whose need for help with ADLS has increased
     
     
     
     
    22.8%
    18.93%
    20.3%
    Percent of long stay residents who self report moderate to severe pain
     
     
     
     
    4.8%
    7.11%
    5.33%
    Percent of high risk long stay residents with pressure ulcers
     
     
     
     
    13.4%
    5.91%
    6.85%
    Percent of long stay residents who lose too much weight
     
     
     
     
    8.5%
    7%
    8.51%
    Percent of low risk long stay residents who lose control of their bowel or bladder
     
     
     
     
    43.4%
    41.61%
    38.62%
    Percent of long stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
     
     
     
     
    2.7%
    2.71%
    2.84%
    Percent of long stay residents with a urinary tract infection
     
     
     
     
    14%
    7.74%
    8.2%
    Percent of long stay residents who have depressive symptoms
     
     
     
     
    12.2%
    4.28%
    3.86%
    Percent of long stay residents who were physically restrained
     
     
     
     
    0%
    0.65%
    0.51%
    Percent of long stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
     
     
     
     
    3.3%
    3.78%
    3.95%
    Percent of long stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
     
     
     
     
    100%
    94.38%
    94.78%
    Percent of long stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
     
     
     
     
    100%
    94.68%
    96.77%
    Percent of long stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
     
     
     
     
    3.4%
    20%
    13.62%
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Quality Measures for Short-Stay Patients
    Westerly Health Center exceeds average state scores in 3 of 5 areas.
    Westerly Health Center exceeds average region scores in 4 of 5 areas.
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Percent of short stay residents who self report moderate to severe pain
     
     
     
     
    12.2%
    19.64%
    17.57%
    Percent of short stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened
     
     
     
     
    3%
    1.85%
    1.87%
    Percent of short stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
     
     
     
     
    90.6%
    81.95%
    86.79%
    Percent of short stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
     
     
     
     
    93.8%
    81.76%
    84.72%
    Percent of short stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication
     
     
     
     
    1.6%
    1.85%
    0.84%
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
  • Star Ratings
    Overall Rating : 1
    Health Inspection Rating : 1
    Quality Measures Rating : 3
    Staffing Rating : 2
    Registered Nurse Staffing Rating : 3
    https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/profile.html#profTab=0&ID=415081
    Licenses
    US DHHS Skilled Nursing Facility
    License No. 415081
    Issued by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
    Medicare
    Issued by Medicare
    RI Nursing Home
    License No. LTC00652
    Issued by Rhode Island Department of Health
    RI Home Nursing Care Provider
    License No. LTC00652
    Issued by Rhode Island Department of Health
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