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Apple Valley Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+Sep 20: B+Oct 20: A-Jan 21: A-Feb 21: A-Mar 21: A-Apr 21: A-May 21: A-Jun 21: A-Jul 21: A-Aug 21: A-Sep 21: B+Oct 21: A-Nov 21: A-Jan 22: B+Feb 22: B+Mar 22: B+Apr 22: B+May 22: B+Jun 22: B+
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Apple Valley Center's website

400 Groton Road,
Ayer MA 01432

(978) 772-1704

86.17% estimated occupancy 1

Apple Valley Center is the only option we found in Ayer, Massachusetts. Featuring an overall score of B+, this looks like a very good facility. This place truly has plenty of good features. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Medication Management
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Audiology
  • Colostomy Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

On top of receiving a strong overall score, this nursing home performed even better in the area of inspections which is based on the facility's recent government inspections. We gave it an A- for this category, which is one of our best grades. Inspection ratings are tied to several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Contributing to this nursing home's list of achievements, it also was given a top-shelf short-term care score. We gave them an elite strong of A- in this area. Our short-term care scores are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a broad range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this nursing home submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The final statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 6.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. The nursing score weighs quite a few datapoints, many of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The last area we analyzed proved to be this facility's worst area. Nevertheless, even in its worst category we still awarded it an acceptable grade of B- in our long-term care category. If you are seeking anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care ratings. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. We were optimistic to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 99.15014 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Apple Valley Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Apple Valley Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay patients who suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Apple Valley Center, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Falls are routinely the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Apple Valley Center, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Apple Valley Center, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Apple Valley Center, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Apple Valley Center, 1.95% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. High levels of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Apple Valley Center, 91.63% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Apple Valley Center, 15.18% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Apple Valley Center, 19.01% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Apple Valley Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Apple Valley Center, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Apple Valley Center, 10.9 Percentage of Patients

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

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Apple Valley Center, 71.03% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

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  • Health Alliance - Clinton HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.96 miles away60 Hospital Road Leominster Massachusetts 01453Voluntary non-profit - Other(978) 466-2000
  • Lowell General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 12.62 miles away295 Varnum Avenue Lowell Massachusetts 01854Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 937-6000
  • Emerson Hospital -Acute Care Hospitals 13.02 miles away133 Old Road to 9 Acre Corner Concord Massachusetts 01742Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 369-1400
  • St Joseph HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.04 miles away172 Kinsley St Nashua New Hampshire 03060Voluntary non-profit - Other(603) 882-3000
  • Southern Nh Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 13.78 miles away8 Prospect Street Nashua New Hampshire 03060Voluntary non-profit - Private(603) 577-2000
  • Marlborough HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.65 miles away157 Union Street Marlborough Massachusetts 01752Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 481-5000
  • Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, BurlingtonAcute Care Hospitals 19.38 miles away41 & 45 Mall Road Burlington Massachusetts 01803Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 744-5100

Nearby Dialysis

  • Dci Walden Pond12.01 miles away56 B Winthrop Street Concord Massachusetts 01742Dialysis Stations: 13 (978) 369-1683
  • Fresenius Medical Care Chelmsford12.21 miles away27 Industrial Ave Chelmsford Massachusetts 01824Dialysis Stations: 16 (978) 250-0981
  • Davita Pdi Fitchburg12.28 miles away551 Electric Avenue Fitchburg Massachusetts 01420CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (978) 343-4100
  • Davita Nashua Dialysis13.89 miles away38 Tyler Street Nashua New Hampshire 03061CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (603) 598-1665
  • Bio-Medical Applications of New Hampshire, Inc.14.84 miles away20 Cotton Road Suite 200 Nashua New Hampshire 03063Dialysis Stations: 21 (603) 577-4547
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Lowell15.39 miles away847 Rogers Street Suite 101 Lowell Massachusetts 01852CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 35 (978) 441-5100
  • Fresenius Medical Care Southern Nh Dialysis Center17.41 miles away586 Nashua St Unit #20 Milford New Hampshire 03055Dialysis Stations: 13 (603) 672-6678
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Marlborough18.12 miles away360 Cedar Hill Street Suite 3 Marlborough Massachusetts 01752CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (508) 460-9250