Nursing Homes in Massachusetts
- 14thNational Rank
- 173Nursing Homes
- 6.61%Patients with pressure ulcers
- 2.92/5Average CMS Rating
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Massachusetts Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Massachusetts, 6.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Massachusetts, 3.77% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric tells you the percent of long-term stay residents who have experienced falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Massachusetts, 2.05% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Massachusetts, 19.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Massachusetts, 18.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Massachusetts, 2.48% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Massachusetts, 91.39% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Massachusetts, 16.21% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Massachusetts, 15.75% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Massachusetts, 1.68 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Massachusetts, 15.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Massachusetts, 11.2 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Massachusetts, 71.52% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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