BALLOU HOME FOR THE AGED

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Ballou Home for the Aged. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

BALLOU HOME FOR THE AGED
60 MENDON ROAD
WOONSOCKET, RI 02895
(401) 769-0437

Nursing Home Ratings

Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
R.N. Staff Only
Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

91%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 39
  • Certified Beds: 43

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By Non Profit - Corporation
  • Offers Only Resident Counseling
  • This Facility is Not Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Resident Services

The information below lists services this facility has provided for residents from October through December 2010. During this period, the most common type of service provided was "High Rehabilitation". To get a better idea of the types of services that are commonly performed, compare the "Percent of Service Days" column below. These services are based on submitted claims to Medicare and do not provide a complete overview of all the services provided by Ballou Home for the Aged. For more information read our guide on how nursing facilities are reimbursed, types of services, and ADL index scores.

Resident ServicesResident ConditionsPercent of Service Days

Ultra-High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 720 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • A second rehabilitation discipline three days/week
ADL Index Range: 6-1019.8%
ADL Index Range: 0-511.6%
Total Percent:31.4%
 

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 0-58.3%
Total Percent:8.3%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-169.9%
ADL Index Range: 0-523.1%
Total Percent:33.1%
 

Medium Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
ADL Index Range: 0-56.6%
Total Percent:6.6%
 

Reduced Physical Function

  • Urinary and/or bowel training program
  • Passive and/or active range of motion (ROM)
  • Amputation/prosthesis training
  • Dressing or grooming training
  • Eating or swallowing training
  • Transfer training
  • Splint or brace assistance
  • Bed mobility and/or walking training
  • Communication training
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- Less restorative nursing
20.7%
Total Percent:20.7%
 

Rating Details For Ballou Home for the Aged

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours1 Hour and 9 Minutes48 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours35 Minutes32 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours3 Hours and 29 Minutes2 Hours and 2 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 44 Minutes1 Hour and 20 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours5 Hours and 13 Minutes3 Hours and 22 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for Rhode Island are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityRhode Island Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%92%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%89%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse12%10%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores-10%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained-3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased11%13%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection2%10%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder25%48%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores-3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair-3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder3%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight-7%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain-2%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious5%12%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 01/07/2011.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Environmental

Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 02/06/2009
  • Correction Date: 02/27/2009
Provide Rooms That Are Big Enough for Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 02/06/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/01/1900
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 02/25/2010
  • Correction Date: 03/16/2010
Provide Rooms That Are Big Enough for Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 02/25/2010
  • Correction Date: 01/01/1900
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 01/07/2011
  • Correction Date: 01/28/2011
Provide Rooms That Are Big Enough for Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 01/07/2011
  • Correction Date: 01/01/1900
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Rhode Island Department of Health - Retrieved 2011