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Ballou Home for the Aged

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Nov 1, 2021 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Nov 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: A+Nov 21: A+
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60 Mendon Road,
Woonsocket RI 02895

(401) 769-0437

57.67% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Ballou Home for the Aged has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Ballou Home for the Aged is a facility in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, a city with a total of 41,186 people. With an A+ overall grade, we ranked this nursing home number 289 in the country. This puts it in the top two percent of all nursing homes. Based on our assessment, this place would be a no brainer for just about anybody. Keep reading to see this place's category ratings, which also impressed us. You really can't do much better than a straight A profile.

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Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy


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Best Nursing Home in Rhode Island Awards 2019

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Best Nursing Home in Woonsocket, Rhode Island Awards 2019

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Best Nursing Home in Rhode Island Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Woonsocket, Rhode Island badge

Best Nursing Home in Woonsocket, Rhode Island Awards 2020

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Best Nursing Home in Rhode Island Awards 2021

Best Nursing Home in Woonsocket, Rhode Island badge

Best Nursing Home in Woonsocket, Rhode Island Awards 2021

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

We also wanted to emphasize that this nursing home earned near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A+ in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively minor. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. Our nursing score is largely based on a facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning a patient more often.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

The third area we analyzed is long-term care. Adding to its strong resume, this facility also excelled in this category. In fact, we gave it a of A for the area. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a great way to avoid negative health outcomes for the senior population. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

In our final area, this nursing home also received a very strong short-term care rating, with an A. This finished off an elusive straight A report card. In forming our short-term care ratings, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to formulate a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Ballou Home for the Aged Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Ballou Home for the Aged, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Ballou Home for the Aged, 4.42% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Ballou Home for the Aged, 2.86% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Ballou Home for the Aged, 19.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic measures the percent of long-term care patients which were given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents with dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Ballou Home for the Aged, 15.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This gauges the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Ballou Home for the Aged, 2.02% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some would argue that this is a measure of quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Ballou Home for the Aged, 93.99% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Ballou Home for the Aged, 16.08% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate deterioration of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-plus

In Ballou Home for the Aged, 17.13% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.


Grade: A-minus

In Ballou Home for the Aged, 1.33 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: F

In Ballou Home for the Aged, 17.13 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Landmark Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.06 miles away115 Cass Avenue Woonsocket Rhode Island 02895Voluntary non-profit - Private(401) 769-4100
  • Milford Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.41 miles away14 Prospect Street Milford Massachusetts 01757Voluntary non-profit - Other(508) 473-1190
  • Our Lady of Fatima HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.32 miles away200 High Service Avenue Providence Rhode Island 02904Proprietary(401) 456-3000
  • Sturdy Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.64 miles away211 Park Street Attleboro Massachusetts 02703Voluntary non-profit - Other(508) 222-5200
  • The Miriam HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 12.27 miles away164 Summit Avenue Providence Rhode Island 02906Voluntary non-profit - Private(401) 793-2500
  • Roger Williams Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 12.98 miles away825 Chalkstone Avenue Providence Rhode Island 02908Proprietary(401) 456-2025
  • Rhode Island HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 14.78 miles away593 Eddy Street Providence Rhode Island 02903Voluntary non-profit - Private(401) 444-4000
  • Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode IslandAcute Care Hospitals 14.84 miles away101 Dudley Street Providence Rhode Island 02905Voluntary non-profit - Private(401) 274-1100

Nearby Dialysis

  • Dialysis Center of Woonsocket0.79 miles away2100 Diamond Hill Road Woonsocket Rhode Island 02895CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 23 (401) 765-4995
  • Bio-Medical Applications of Rhode Island5.52 miles away622 George Washington Highway Lincoln Rhode Island 02865Dialysis Stations: 17 (401) 333-4727
  • Fmc Dialysis Services of Blackstone Valley7.93 miles away42 Cape Road Milford Massachusetts 01757CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (508) 634-4331
  • Davita North Providence Renal Center10.74 miles away1635 Mineral Spring Ave. Providence Rhode Island 02904Dialysis Stations: 18 (401) 354-5340
  • Dialysis Center of Pawtucket11.12 miles away201 Armistice Boulevard Pawtucket Rhode Island 02860CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (401) 722-3313
  • Nna - Pawtucket11.23 miles away79 Division Street Pawtucket Rhode Island 02860CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 15 (401) 723-9995
  • Us Renal Care Foxborough Dialysis11.32 miles away10 Lincoln Rd Suite 101 Foxboro Massachusetts 02035Dialysis Stations: 9 (774) 215-5696
  • Attleboro Dialysis Center11.33 miles away111 Pleasant St Attleboro Massachusetts 02703Dialysis Stations: 13 (508) 226-0218