15th
376
5.78%
3.17stars
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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+
5.78%

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
3.36%

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 hygeine 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-
17.99%

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+
18.8%

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 quaity of life.

B+
1.75%

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
14.81%

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
16.95%

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+
1.49

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
16.95

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
10.18

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: 43,796

Best Nurse Quality

  1. Brookhaven at Lexington
  2. Lakeview House Skld Nrsg and Residential Care Fac
  3. Overlook Masonic Health Center
  4. Phillips Manor Nursing Home
  5. Hannah B G Shaw Home for the Aged
Massachusetts is ranked as the 18th 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 Westborough Transitional Care Unit
  5. Whittier Bradford 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. New England Pediatric Care
  4. Phillips Manor Nursing Home
  5. Brookhaven at Lexington
Massachusetts is ranked as the 8th best state in the nation for long term care.

Best Health Inspection Rating

  1. Emerson Rehabilitation & Transitional Care Unit
  2. Carleton-Willard Village Retirement & Nursing Center
  3. Westfield Center
  4. Bethany Home of Rhode Island
  5. Recuperative Services Unit-Hebrew Rehab Center
Massachusetts is ranked as the 27th 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
Agawam5115
B
Amesbury223
B
Amherst111
B-
Andover252
B
Arlington12024
B
Attleboro3115
B-
Beverly342
B+
Boston32125
A
Braintree4127
A-
Brighton22027
A-
Brockton663
A-
Brookline12026
A
Buzzards Bay211
B+
Cambridge32127
A
Canton297
A-
Chelmsford232
A
Chelsea52223
A
Chestnut Hill22026
A
Chicopee394
B+
Concord335
A+
Danvers563
B+
Dedham21521
B+
Dorchester22125
A
Dorchester Center12125
A
East Bridgewater223
A-
East Longmeadow3113
B-
Everett12123
B-
Fairhaven331
A
Fall River844
B
Falmouth222
A-
Fitchburg312
B-
Framingham634
A-
Franklin132
F
Gardner211
B+
Gloucester200
A
Great Barrington311
B+
Greenfield311
A
Haverhill754
B+
Hingham363
A
Holyoke7106
A-
Jamaica Plain32126
A
Lawrence363
B+
Leeds211
B-
Lenox211
A+
Leominster212
A
Lexington31619
A-
Lowell821
B
Lynn3128
A
Malden12222
A-
Marblehead252
A
Marlborough322
B+
Medford32024
B+
Melrose22121
B+
Methuen263
B+
Middleboro301
B+
Milford322
A-
Natick436
A
Needham21423
A-
New Bedford1131
B+
Newburyport312
A-
North Andover362
A
North Billerica253
A-
Northborough285
B+
Norwell221
A-
Norwood488
B+
Peabody564
A
Pittsfield411
B
Plymouth311
B
Quincy51620
A-
Randolph1108
B
Reading2104
B
Revere22019
B
Rockland273
A-
Salem153
A-
Saugus21715
B
Scituate200
A-
Shrewsbury195
A
Somerset234
A
Somerville12226
A+
Springfield3114
B
Stoneham22020
A-
Stoughton355
B
Sudbury246
B-
Taunton414
B+
Wakefield2129
A-
Waltham21925
A-
Wareham211
C
Watertown11927
B-
Webster312
B-
West Newton21927
C
West Roxbury41926
B
Westborough387
A-
Westfield375
B
Weston21825
A-
Weymouth295
A
Wilbraham284
A-
Williamstown210
B-
Wilmington283
A-
Winchester21922
A+
Woburn11214
A+
Worcester1884
B+
Wrentham243
A