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Agawam Healthcare

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Updated Nov 1, 2021 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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1200 Suffield Street,
Agawam MA 01001

(413) 789-2200

10.51% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Agawam Healthcare has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Agawam Healthcare is a large nursing home located in Agawam, Massachusetts. This nursing home is a respectable facility, with an overall grade of B-. You could definitely do worse than this place. This nursing home was stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of the major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home received a very favorable short-term care grade. Its short-term care grade proved to be its best category. We gave this them a B+. Our short-term care ratings are meaningful for people in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires additional highly-skilled nursing. This means a broad scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. We were not able to find registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. The last measure we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 4.8 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In that category, we gave this nursing home an B. The nursing score weighs a handful of subcategories, most of which are tied to nursing hours. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B

It should also be noted that this nursing home's inspection score was strong as well. In fact, we awarded it a B for its inspection reports, which is one of our better scores. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The last category we rated was long-term care. For this category, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 97.391304 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Agawam Healthcare Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Agawam Healthcare, 6.55% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Agawam Healthcare, 6.52% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Agawam Healthcare, 1.78% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of long-term patients who have sustained a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Agawam Healthcare, 16.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This measures the percentage of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Agawam Healthcare, 14.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Agawam Healthcare, 0.95% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Agawam Healthcare, 97.72% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Agawam Healthcare, 22.75% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Agawam Healthcare, 38.42% of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' mental and physical health.


Grade: A

In Agawam Healthcare, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Agawam Healthcare, 38.42% of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Agawam Healthcare, 12.14% of Patients

This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Agawam Healthcare, 66.09% of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Scores for Agawam, MA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

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