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Nursing Homes in Massachusetts

  • 15th
    National Rank
  • 354
    Nursing Homes
  • 6.44%
    Patients with pressure ulcers
  • 2.99/5
    Average CMS Rating

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Massachusetts Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Massachusetts, 6.44% 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

Grade: B

In Massachusetts, 3.68% 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

Grade: B

In Massachusetts, 2.42% 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

Grade: B-minus

In Massachusetts, 19.05% 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

Grade: B

In Massachusetts, 18.65% 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

Grade: A-minus

In Massachusetts, 1.93% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term care residents showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Massachusetts, 91.44% 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

Grade: B

In Massachusetts, 15.15% 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

Grade: B

In Massachusetts, 17.66% 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.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Massachusetts, 1.44 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

Grade: B

In Massachusetts, 17.66 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

Grade: B

In Massachusetts, 10.93 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

Grade: B-minus

In Massachusetts, 71.35% 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.

Massachusetts cities

City . Ascending order# of Nursing Homes . No order set# of Dialysis within 10 miles . No order set# of Hospitals within 10 miles . No order setAverage Nursing Home Rating . No order set
Agawam4115
Grade: B-minus
Amesbury223
Grade: D
Amherst111
Grade: D
Andover252
Grade: A-minus
Arlington12024
Grade: D
Attleboro3115
Grade: B
Beverly342
Grade: B-plus
Boston32125
Grade: B
Braintree4127
Grade: B-plus
Brighton22027
Grade: B-plus
Brockton563
Grade: A-minus
Brookline12026
Grade: A
Buzzards Bay211
Grade: B
Cambridge32127
Grade: A-minus
Canton297
Grade: A-minus
Chelmsford232
Grade: B-plus
Chelsea42223
Grade: B-plus
Chicopee394
Grade: B
Concord335
Grade: A
Danvers563
Grade: B
Dedham21521
Grade: A-minus
Dorchester22125
Grade: A-minus
Dorchester Center12125
Grade: A
East Longmeadow3113
Grade: B
Everett12123
Grade: A-minus
Fairhaven331
Grade: A-minus
Fall River744
Grade: B
Fitchburg312
Grade: B-minus
Framingham634
Grade: A-minus
Franklin132
Grade: B-plus
Gardner211
Grade: B
Gloucester200
Grade: A-minus
Great Barrington211
Grade: B-plus
Greenfield311
Grade: B
Haverhill754
Grade: B
Hingham363
Grade: A
Holyoke7106
Grade: A-minus
Jamaica Plain32126
Grade: A-minus
Lawrence363
Grade: A-minus
Leeds211
Grade: C
Lenox211
Grade: A
Leominster212
Grade: A-minus
Lexington31619
Grade: A-minus
Lowell721
Grade: B-minus
Lynn3128
Grade: A
Malden12222
Grade: B-plus
Marblehead252
Grade: A
Marlborough322
Grade: B
Medford32024
Grade: B-minus
Melrose22121
Grade: A-minus
Methuen263
Grade: B-plus
Middleboro301
Grade: A-minus
Milford322
Grade: A-minus
Natick436
Grade: A-minus
Needham21423
Grade: A
New Bedford731
Grade: B
Newburyport312
Grade: A-minus
North Andover362
Grade: A-minus
North Billerica253
Grade: B-plus
Northborough285
Grade: B-plus
Norwell221
Grade: B-plus
Norwood488
Grade: B-plus
Peabody564
Grade: A-minus
Pittsfield411
Grade: B-minus
Plymouth311
Grade: B-minus
Quincy51620
Grade: A-minus
Randolph1108
Grade: B
Revere12019
Grade: A-minus
Rockland273
Grade: B
Salem153
Grade: B
Saugus21715
Grade: B-plus
Scituate200
Grade: A-minus
Shrewsbury195
Grade: B-plus
Somerset234
Grade: B-plus
Springfield3114
Grade: B
Stoneham22020
Grade: A
Stoughton355
Grade: A-minus
Sudbury246
Grade: B
Taunton314
Grade: B-plus
Wakefield2129
Grade: B
Waltham21925
Grade: B-plus
Watertown11927
Grade: D
Webster312
Grade: C
West Newton21927
Grade: B-plus
West Roxbury21926
Grade: B
Westborough387
Grade: A-minus
Westfield375
Grade: B
Wilbraham284
Grade: B
Wilmington283
Grade: B-plus
Winchester21922
Grade: A
Woburn11214
Grade: A-plus
Worcester1684
Grade: B-minus
Wrentham243
Grade: A-minus