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Royal Of Westerly Nursing Center
79 Beach Street, Westerly, RI 02891
Based on 13 reviews
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Services and Housing OptionsNursing Home, Respite, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation
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Royal Of Westerly Nursing Center DescriptionSince the early 1970s, Royal Westerly has been serving its community and joined the Royal Health Group family in 2016. Nestled in the stunning coastal town of Westerly Rhode Island, Royal Westerly is just a stone's throw from the gorgeous downtown area and only 3 miles away from Watch Hill. This means that you can enjoy all that New England has to offer, including its beloved Misquamicut beach and the Flying Horse Carousel on little Narragansett Bay. Our facility is a stone's throw from Westerly Hospital. Since the early 1970s, Royal Westerly has been serving the community and joined the Royal Health Group family in 2016.
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ServicesRoyal of Westerly Nursing Center provides a variety of services to its patients. Their Fast-track Admissions Program allows returning residents to quickly transition back into the nursing center. They offer expert short-term rehabilitation programs, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, post-acute and post-surgical care. In addition, they provide sub-acute care for a wide range of complex medical conditions including cardiac, pulmonary and neurological diagnoses.
Information from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesThis nursing community has been given an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars by The Center for Medicare and Medicaid receiving 4 stars on its health inspection, 4 stars on its quality measures rating, and 3 stars on its staffing rating. Within the quality measure rating, each facility is given a short-stay rating and a long-stay rating. This facility received a 5-star short-stay rating and a 4-star long-stay rating. This nursing home is certified by Medicare and Medicaid and was first approved to provide Medicare and Medicaid services on 01/01/67 and is run by a for profit organization. It is a large-sized nursing community with 66 nursing beds. Currently, there are 59 residents within the nursing community. Be advised these resident occupancy numbers are not always up to date and are collected from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services website periodically.
Alerts from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesThis facility has been given 1 fine by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for a total of $650.00. The facility has also had 3 substantiated complaints reported in the last 3 years that resulted in a citation. The facility has had 3 facility incidents reported in the last 3 years that resulted in a citation.
Overall RatingsThe Royal Of Westerly Nursing Center is a reputable establishment recognized for its high standards. It holds a commendable 4-star overall rating, placing it in the top 30% of all facilities in terms of overall excellence, surpassing the state average. This honor is complemented by the nursing home's robust 4-star health inspection rating, again firmly positioning it in the top 30% of establishments. This rating too, outshines the state average. Further emphasizing its stature, the Royal Of Westerly Nursing Center also possesses a 4-star quality rating, situating it in the upper half of all nursing homes. This rating also exceeds the average quality rating within the state. These stellar ratings underline The Royal Of Westerly Nursing Center's commitment to offering unparalleled service and care.
Staff RatingsThe Royal Of Westerly Nursing Center, a nursing home facility, finds itself in the lower echelons of the nursing aid staff ranking, being in the bottom 10% with a figure of 1.59 staffing hours per resident per day, significantly lower than the state's standard of 2.35. Additionally, the institution is in the bottom 20% for LPN staffing hours per resident per day, with 0.6 hours, albeit higher than the state's average of 0.46 hours. Conversely, the facility shines in terms of RN staffing, cracking the top 30% with 0.83 RN staffing hours per resident each day, surpassing the state's average of 0.8. However, it falls into the bottom half of facilities, in terms of licensed staffing hours per resident per day, offering 1.43 hours, which is still over the state's average of 1.26. The nursing home excels in physical therapy; being in the top 40% of facilities providing 0.07 physical therapist staffing hours per resident each day, a notch above the state's figure of 0.06.
Covid DataThe Royal of Westerly Nursing Center distinguishes itself by being among the best in keeping their residents and staff up to date with the latest vaccination protocols. Ensuring their residents' safety and health, this nursing home ranks in the top 30% of facilities, boasting an impressive resident vaccination rate of 81.0%. This rate surpasses the state average of 68.0% by a significant margin, reflecting the facility's commitment to quality healthcare. Furthermore, The Royal of Westerly Nursing Center is not only focused on resident health but also on the well-being of its staff. In terms of staff vaccinations, the nursing home is again among the top 20% of facilities, touting a 46.2% vaccination rate, exceeding the state average of 36.7%.
Quality MeasuresThe Royal Of Westerly Nursing Center is a top-rated nursing home, boasting a commendable 4-star quality measure rating, placing it in the upper tiers of such establishments. However, the facility positions itself in the bottom half of nursing homes when it comes to the percentage of residents receiving the flu vaccine, even though its rate of 97.21% surpasses the state average of 95.67%. An area where the establishment excels is the distribution of antianxiety or hypnotic medication to residents, finding itself in the top 10% compared to other facilities, even though its actual percentage of 4.24 is significantly lower than the state's 15.06%. Conversely, it falls into the bottom half when considering the percentage of residents with a bladder catheter left inserted, with a rate of 1.11% which is slightly above the state average of 1.06%. Furthermore, when it comes to safety, the nursing home ranks in the top 20% regarding the occurrence of major injury-related falls, with a resident percentage of 1.03% which is substantially lower than the state's average of 3.88%.
Emergency and Hospitalization Quality MeasuresThe Royal of Westerly Nursing Center, a nursing home facility, falls into the bottom 20% of nursing homes when it comes to the percentage of short-stay residents who had outpatient emergency department visits. With a figure of 17.25%, this is significantly higher than the state's average of 14.58% for similar short-stay outpatient emergency department visits. On the other hand, the Royal of Westerly Nursing Center ranks in the top 30% of facilities in terms of the percentage of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission, having a rate of 18.07%. Notably, this is lower than the state's average rehospitalization percentage of 23.95% for short stay residents following their admission into a nursing home.
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I just want to say thank you so much to the activities director Rachel, for taking so much time in her day although it was busy, to connect my father and I. Being 2,000 mi away during this crisis is hard enough. Her diligent efforts and letting me show my father some love meant the world to me via a video chat. I just want to thank the whole staff for all their hard work! Caregiving is not easy, but when you have a good caregiving staff, it is very much appreciated by family and friends who wish they could do more for their family members. I can't thank you guys enough!
My name is Mary Gervasini. The Royal Health Group in Westerly, RI discriminates against patients that have dementia and are mobile. The director Nick, and nursing directors Lisa and Karen are NOT friendly and have zero compassion. I have been caring for my mom for 13 years. She declined after a knee replacement and I was no longer able to keep her independent at home. They have staff in the dementia unit (Heather- RN) that should not be there. I have been told by several staff members that Heather was not patient with my mother. I felt she had been exaggerating her behavior in the nurses notes. When I called a meeting to discuss this, I was told by the Nick, the administrator, that I should perhaps find another facility. They lie, the administrators lie, and they are all in it together. I feel bad for the workers that are honest and genuinely care for my mom, but absolutely will not send her back. My story will be heard, because the abuse my mom has been through is inhumane. I never had any intention of taking her out of the facility. I have been forced to take her out due to the lack of professionalism the head administrators have shown. Several staff members have expressed to me how disappointed they are to have seen her sent out to Fatima, as this matter could have absolutely been handled at the facility. I went as far as offering private help during my mother’s transition of medications. They refused Dr. Cass’s (The psych Dr. on property) recommendations against my will, and refused to work with me. I can only hope someone from the RI health dept. will investigate this in detail, as I am not only advocating for my mother but for all the other residents that can’t be heard. Please be warned.
My wonderful grandmother, at the age of 95, had to finally come to the truth that she needed more care than she had in her own home. She has lived here now for three years, and she is doing great! The staff are kind, careful, watchful, warm, funny, responsible, and professional. My grandma gets to participate in fun activities, like bingo, trivia contests, and excursions. She also has the skilled care she requires, from help to get to the bathroom, to having a doctor come through daily to check on any pressing medical needs, and nurses to administer medication. The tireless medical assistants help with so much, too, from helping her get around, to helping her get to a doctor's appointment.Although my grandma is not able to live in her own home, she does not regret the move to this great facility. Our family knows that my grandma is safe and happy.
Health and Fire Safety Deficiencies
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid report report health and fire safety deficiencies. Some of these deficiencies are more severe than others. The following table shows different levels of severity.
|Severity of Deficiency||Isolated||Pattern||Widespread|
|Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety||J||K||L|
|Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy||G||H||I|
|No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy||D||E||F|
|No actual harm with potential for minimal harm||A||B||C|
Fire Safety Deficiencies
|Survey Date||Correction Date||Letter||Category||Description|
|2022-11-03||2022-11-30||D||Egress Deficiencies||Keep aisles, corridors, and exits free of obstruction in case of emergency.|
|2022-11-03||2022-11-30||D||Egress Deficiencies||Install emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours.|
|2022-11-03||2022-11-30||F||Miscellaneous Deficiencies||Have simulated fire drills held at unexpected times.|
|2021-08-05||2021-08-19||F||Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies||Establish an Emergency Preparedness Program (EP).|
|2019-08-13||2019-08-23||F||Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies||Have a battery powered remote alarm panel in a location accessible by operating personnel.|
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