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Bear Hill Nursing Center at Wakefield

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: AJan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: AOct 20: AJan 21: AFeb 21: AMar 21: AApr 21: AMay 21: AJun 21: AJul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: AApr 22: AMay 22: AJun 22: A
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Bear Hill Nursing Center at Wakefield's website

Enter 11 North Street,
Stoneham MA 02180

(781) 438-8515

72.13% estimated occupancy 1

Bear Hill Nursing Center at Wakefield is located in Stoneham, Massachusetts. This city has a population of 21,437 people. It looks like this nursing home is one of the top facilities we assessed. This nursing home was given one of the most impressive grades that we offer. In fact, this nursing home has the prestigious distinction of being one of the top 100 nursing homes in Massachusetts. This is an impressive feat in a state with a long list of high-end nursing homes. We also gave this nursing home phenomenal grades in all of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Oncology Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great facility is that it earned a strong short-term care score. In that area, we gave this nursing home an A. Our short-term care scores are crucial for people requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This means a vast range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 6.3 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

We also would like to note the fact that this facility received an elite grade of A in our long-term care area. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in this category it is typically a good sign for patient care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 97.88733 percent of its residents, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Racking up yet another strong category grade, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an impressive grade of A. Few facilities performed better in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection grades. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively minor. Unfortunately, it does not look like we were able to find deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

In the final category, this nursing home also was given a very strong nursing grade, with a grade of A-. This topped off an elusive straight A profile. Our nursing score is based on many components, but the main one is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures 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 nursing home the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving residents more often.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Bear Hill Nursing Center at Wakefield Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Bear Hill Nursing Center at Wakefield, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Bear Hill Nursing Center at Wakefield, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who sustained a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Bear Hill Nursing Center at Wakefield, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. More frequent bathing can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Bear Hill Nursing Center at Wakefield, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Bear Hill Nursing Center at Wakefield, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Bear Hill Nursing Center at Wakefield, 1.95% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients demonstrating signs of depression. Many would argue this is a measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Bear Hill Nursing Center at Wakefield, 91.63% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines indispensable.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Bear Hill Nursing Center at Wakefield, 15.18% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Bear Hill Nursing Center at Wakefield, 19.01% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Bear Hill Nursing Center at Wakefield, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to the physical health of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Bear Hill Nursing Center at Wakefield, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Bear Hill Nursing Center at Wakefield, 10.9 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Bear Hill Nursing Center at Wakefield, 71.03% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Winchester HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.81 miles away41 Highland Avenue Winchester Massachusetts 01890Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 729-9000
  • Melrosewakefield HealthcareAcute Care Hospitals 3.42 miles away585 Lebanon Street Melrose Massachusetts 02176Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 979-3000
  • Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, BurlingtonAcute Care Hospitals 5.49 miles away41 & 45 Mall Road Burlington Massachusetts 01803Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 744-5100
  • Cambridge Health AllianceAcute Care Hospitals 8.95 miles away1493 Cambridge Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138Government - Local(617) 665-2300
  • Mount Auburn HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.1 miles away330 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 492-3500
  • North Shore Medical Center -Acute Care Hospitals 9.66 miles away81 Highland Avenue Salem Massachusetts 01970Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 741-1215
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary -Acute Care Hospitals 9.81 miles away243 Charles Street Boston Massachusetts 02114Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 523-7900
  • Massachusetts General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.86 miles away55 Fruit Street Boston Massachusetts 02114Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 726-2000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc Services of Stoneham0.09 miles away2 Main Street Suite 100 Stoneham Massachusetts 02180CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (781) 279-2454
  • Davita Woburn Dialysis3.32 miles away23 Warren Avenue Woburn Massachusetts 01801Dialysis Stations: 17 (781) 935-7700
  • North Suburban Dialysis Center (Bma Essex County)4.83 miles awayAugustine Plaza 124 Broadway, Route 1n Saugus Massachusetts 01906CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (781) 233-2877
  • Davita Burlington Regional Dialysis4.86 miles away31 Mall Road-Dialysis Suite 1b Burlington Massachusetts 01803CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (781) 270-3580
  • Davita Wellington Circle Dialysis Center5.86 miles away10 Cabot Road Suite 103b Medford Massachusetts 02155CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (781) 306-9740
  • Medford Dialysis Center (Bma Medford)7.01 miles away305 Mystic Avenue Medford Massachusetts 02155CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 23 (781) 396-9282
  • Dci Ball Square7.21 miles away643 Broadway Somerville Massachusetts 02145CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (617) 616-3600
  • Peabody Dialysis Center7.55 miles away19-a Centennial Drive Peabody Massachusetts 01960CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (978) 532-7663