Benjamin Healthcare Center is a very-large non-profit facility located in Roxbury Crossing, Massachusetts. With an overall grade of B, this appears to be a very respectable option. Based on our ratings, this nursing home looks like a good fit for most people. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing score, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Benjamin Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this facility performed well in our nursing category. We gave it an A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Our nursing category includes a handful of subcategories, many of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
An additional quality feature for this facility is that it was awarded an above average long-term care grade. In fact, this ended up being its second best category score. In this category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. One of the statistics we considered after nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a great way to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the elderly population. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This nursing home earned a solid inspection report this year as well, with few dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it received one of our better grades in that category with a score of B-. We would argue that one of the most critical factors in evaluating an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially focus on the severity of the deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed is short-term care. In this category, we gave this nursing home a B-. Short-term care grades are commonly used to gauge a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide highly graded rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have better levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 3.9 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Benjamin Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Benjamin Healthcare Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Benjamin Healthcare Center, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term residents that had falls which caused major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Benjamin Healthcare Center, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Benjamin Healthcare Center, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents which are prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to having more residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Benjamin Healthcare Center, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Benjamin Healthcare Center, 1.95% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some argue this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Benjamin Healthcare Center, 91.63% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Benjamin Healthcare Center, 15.18% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Benjamin Healthcare Center, 19.01% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Benjamin Healthcare Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Benjamin Healthcare Center, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Benjamin Healthcare Center, 71.03% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.
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