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5.75%
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Massachusetts Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.

B+
5.75%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.

B
3.35%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

B
2.46%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

B-
17.92%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

B+
18.77%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of quality of life.

B+
1.73%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.

B-
90.87%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence.

B
14.82%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility.

B
16.96%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to the physical well-being of nursing home patients.

B+
1.45

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

B
16.96

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.

B
9.99

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This indicates the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's usually correlates with successful rehabilitation services.

B-
63.24%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Massachusetts's
Nursing Home Quality
B+
B+
Long-Term Care
A-
Inspection Reports
B+
Nurse Quality
B+
Short-Term Care
More information about Massachusetts
Number of Hospitals: 78
Number of Dialysis facilities: 83
Number of Medicaid beds: 43,708

Best Nurse Quality

  1. Brookhaven at Lexington
  2. Overlook Masonic Health Center
  3. Phillips Manor Nursing Home
  4. Lakeview House Skld Nrsg and Residential Care Fac
  5. Hannah B G Shaw Home for the Aged
Massachusetts is ranked as the 16th best state in the nation for nurse quality.

Best Short Term Care

  1. Emerson Rehabilitation & Transitional Care Unit
  2. The Elmhurst Healthcare
  3. Riverwoods at Exeter
  4. Whittier Bradford Transitional Care Unit
  5. Whittier Westborough Transitional Care Unit
Massachusetts is ranked as the 20th best state in the nation for short term care.

Best Long Term Care

  1. Ballou Home for the Aged
  2. Jeanne Jugan Residence
  3. Lakeview House Skld Nrsg and Residential Care Fac
  4. Jeanne Jugan Residence
  5. Brookhaven at Lexington
Massachusetts is ranked as the 9th best state in the nation for long term care.

Best Health Inspection Rating

  1. Grandview Center
  2. Webster at Rye
  3. Riverwoods at Exeter
  4. Hallworth House
  5. Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center
Massachusetts is ranked as the 25th best state in the nation for inspection ratings.

Massachusetts cities

City # of Nursing Homes # of Dialysis within 10 miles # of Hospitals within 10 miles Average Nursing Home Rating
Agawam5 11 5
B
Amesbury2 2 3
B
Amherst1 1 1
B-
Andover2 5 2
B-
Arlington1 20 24
B
Attleboro3 11 5
B-
Beverly3 4 2
A-
Boston3 21 25
A
Braintree4 12 7
B
Brighton2 20 27
A-
Brockton5 6 3
A
Brookline1 20 26
A
Buzzards Bay2 1 1
C
Cambridge3 21 27
B+
Canton2 9 7
A-
Chelmsford2 3 2
A
Chelsea4 22 23
A
Chestnut Hill2 20 26
A
Chicopee3 9 4
B+
Concord3 3 5
A+
Danvers5 6 3
B
Dedham2 15 21
B+
Dorchester2 21 25
A
Dorchester Center1 21 25
A
East Longmeadow3 11 3
B-
Everett1 21 23
B
Fairhaven3 3 1
A
Fall River7 4 4
B
Falmouth2 2 2
A-
Fitchburg3 1 2
B-
Framingham6 3 4
A-
Franklin1 3 2
F
Gardner2 1 1
B+
Gloucester2 0 0
A
Great Barrington2 1 1
A-
Greenfield3 1 1
A-
Haverhill7 5 4
B+
Hingham3 6 3
A
Holyoke7 10 6
A-
Jamaica Plain3 21 26
A
Lawrence3 6 3
B+
Leeds2 1 1
B-
Lenox2 1 1
A+
Leominster2 1 2
A
Lexington3 16 19
B+
Lowell8 2 1
B-
Lynn3 12 8
A
Malden1 22 22
A-
Marblehead2 5 2
A
Marlborough3 2 2
B+
Medford3 20 24
B+
Melrose2 21 21
B+
Methuen2 6 3
B+
Middleboro3 0 1
B+
Milford3 2 2
B+
Natick4 3 6
A-
Needham2 14 23
A-
New Bedford7 3 1
B+
Newburyport3 1 2
A-
North Andover3 6 2
A
North Billerica2 5 3
A-
Northborough2 8 5
B+
Norwell2 2 1
B-
Norwood4 8 8
B+
Peabody5 6 4
A
Pittsfield4 1 1
B
Plymouth3 1 1
B
Quincy5 16 20
A-
Randolph1 10 8
B+
Revere2 20 19
B
Rockland2 7 3
A-
Salem1 5 3
A-
Saugus2 17 15
B
Scituate2 0 0
B
Shrewsbury1 9 5
A
Somerset2 3 4
A
Somerville1 22 26
A+
Springfield3 11 4
B
Stoneham2 20 20
A-
Stoughton3 5 5
B
Sudbury2 4 6
B-
Taunton3 1 4
B+
Wakefield2 12 9
A-
Waltham2 19 25
B
Wareham2 1 1
C
Watertown1 19 27
B-
Webster3 1 2
B-
West Newton2 19 27
D
West Roxbury4 19 26
B
Westborough3 8 7
A-
Westfield3 7 5
B
Weston2 18 25
A-
Wilbraham2 8 4
A-
Williamstown2 1 0
B-
Wilmington2 8 3
A
Winchester2 19 22
A+
Woburn1 12 14
A+
Worcester17 8 4
B
Wrentham2 4 3
A-