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Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons in Lincoln

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons in Lincoln's website

3 Harvest Circle,
Lincoln MA 01773

(781) 430-6000

124.68% estimated occupancy 1

Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons in Lincoln is a nursing home located in Lincoln, Massachusetts. This city has a population of 5,112 people. It looks like this nursing home is one of the highest-rated facilities we assessed. It was given one of the highest grades that we offer. We rated this nursing home in the 100 best facilities in Massachusetts, which is a distinguished list. If you scroll down, you will see this place's category grades, which appear to be just as impressive as its overall score.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Audiology
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

We also would like to point out that this nursing home has earned nearly flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A in this area. Arguably the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Contributing to its high-end assessment, this nursing home also was given an excellent short-term care grade, with a grade of A. Our short-term care scores are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. It doesn't look like this facility provided registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. Finally, we assessed the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 7.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also was awarded a top-shelf long-term care grade. Indeed, this turned out to be this nursing home's third most impressive category grade. In that category, this facility received a grade of A-. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 95 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a life threatening ailment for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

In the final category, we gave this facility a grade of A for our nursing score. This wrapped up a very favorable report card. The nursing rating considers many data points. The most important one is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provides 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons in Lincoln Quality Metrics

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons in Lincoln, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents that have had a fall which resulted in severe injury.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons in Lincoln, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons in Lincoln, 91.63% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons in Lincoln, 10.9 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons in Lincoln, 71.03% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Emerson Hospital -Acute Care Hospitals 3.01 miles away133 Old Road to 9 Acre Corner Concord Massachusetts 01742Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 369-1400
  • Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, BurlingtonAcute Care Hospitals 6.29 miles away41 & 45 Mall Road Burlington Massachusetts 01803Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 744-5100
  • Newton-Wellesley HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.79 miles away2014 Washington Street Newton Lower Falls Massachusetts 02462Voluntary non-profit - Other(617) 243-6000
  • Winchester HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.96 miles away41 Highland Avenue Winchester Massachusetts 01890Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 729-9000
  • Mount Auburn HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 10.47 miles away330 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 492-3500
  • St Elizabeth's Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 10.85 miles away736 Cambridge Street Brighton Massachusetts 02135Proprietary(617) 789-3000
  • Cambridge Health AllianceAcute Care Hospitals 11.82 miles away1493 Cambridge Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138Government - Local(617) 665-2300
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - NeedhamAcute Care Hospitals 12.53 miles away148 Chestnut Street Needham Heights Massachusetts 02494Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 453-3002

Nearby Dialysis

  • Dci Walden Pond4.01 miles away56 B Winthrop Street Concord Massachusetts 01742Dialysis Stations: 13 (978) 369-1683
  • The Dialysis Center at Waltham6.87 miles away135 Beaver Street, Suite 111 Waltham Massachusetts 02452Dialysis Stations: 14 (781) 642-0331
  • Davita Burlington Regional Dialysis7.37 miles away31 Mall Road-Dialysis Suite 1b Burlington Massachusetts 01803CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (781) 270-3580
  • Davita Woburn Dialysis8.5 miles away23 Warren Avenue Woburn Massachusetts 01801Dialysis Stations: 17 (781) 935-7700
  • Davita Northeast Cambridge Dialysis8.95 miles away799 Concord Avenue Cambridge Massachusetts 02138CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (617) 547-7700
  • Wellesley Dialysis9.85 miles away195 Worcester Street Lower Level Wellesley Hills Massachusetts 02481Dialysis Stations: 18 (781) 431-1414
  • Fresenius Medical Care Chelmsford10.29 miles away27 Industrial Ave Chelmsford Massachusetts 01824Dialysis Stations: 16 (978) 250-0981
  • Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center of Boston10.46 miles awayDialysis Unit - Ccp 7 736 Cambridge Street Brighton Massachusetts 02135Dialysis Stations: 17 (617) 789-2592