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.
Bear Hill Nursing Center at Wakefield
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- 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
Short-term Care Quality
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
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.
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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.
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.
Bear Hill Nursing Center at Wakefield Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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