Berkshire Place is one of four available facilities located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. We gave this facility an overall grade of A, resulting in it being the number one rated facility in the city. We really can not say enough great things about this place. Headlining this place's remarkable report card is its inspection rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this place ended up being a great nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is as good as it gets in this critical category. Inspection grades weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this category typically have few of these severe deficiencies. Although this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its first-rate accomplishments in other areas, we gave this facility a grade of A for its short-term care score. Short-term care grades are often used to judge a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To provide good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 7 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Our nursing grade includes many datapoints, many of which are associated with nursing hours. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we looked at was long-term care. We gave this facility one of our more favorable grades in this category, with a B. Although this is not as strong as some of its other scores, it is still an excellent score. Facilities that receive this kind of score in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are kept in good health. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 93.75 percent of its residents, which is somewhat less than we anticipated. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Berkshire Place Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Berkshire Place, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Berkshire Place, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients which have had falls which resulted in serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Berkshire Place, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Berkshire Place, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Berkshire Place, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Berkshire Place, 1.95% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients demonstrating signs of depression. Higher levels of depression could indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Berkshire Place, 91.63% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Berkshire Place, 15.18% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Berkshire Place, 19.01% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Berkshire Place, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Berkshire Place, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Berkshire Place, 10.9 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Berkshire Place, 71.03% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Pittsfield, MA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Pittsfield, Massachusetts has 3 other nursing homes
- Berkshire Medical Center Inc - 1Acute Care Hospitals 1.35 miles away725 North Street Pittsfield Massachusetts 01201Voluntary non-profit - Other(413) 447-2000
- Fairview HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 18.42 miles away29 Lewis Avenue Great Barrington Massachusetts 01230Voluntary non-profit - Private(413) 528-0790
- Berkshire Medical Center0.89 miles awayDialysis Unit 8 Conte Drive Pittsfield Massachusetts 01201CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (413) 447-3066
- South Berkshire County Dialysis Center17.98 miles away10 Maple Avenue, Suite 200 Great Barrington Massachusetts 01230Dialysis Stations: 7 (413) 854-9910