Berkshire Place is one of four available facilities located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. We awarded this facility an impressive overall rating of B+. After grading the other alternatives in Pittsfield, this looks like a higher quality selection than many of them. This is an impressive achievement since the city has plenty of quality facilities. This place definitely has plenty going for it. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection grade, which is addressed in the next section.
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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
290 South Street,
Pittsfield MA 01201
81.66% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
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To go along with its strong overall performance, we awarded this place an A for the area of inspections. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A few relatively minor deficiencies are not necessarily something to panic about.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a favorable short-term care score. Indeed, we gave it an above average score of B+ in this area. With our short-term care rating, we strive to craft a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze the nursing home's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. It doesn't look like this facility submitted registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. The last metric we considered in this area is the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. Nursing grades are primarily associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, 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
The last category we rated is long-term care, in which this nursing home received a B. This facility didn't prove to have any weak categories. In a long-term care environment, the primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. Once we concluded our assessment of the quantity of care provided by nurses, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 92.72727 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand 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 tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Berkshire Place, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term residents who have suffered a fall leading to major injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Berkshire Place, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who have experienced a UTI. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Berkshire Place, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term stay residents which are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Berkshire Place, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Berkshire Place, 1.93% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Berkshire Place, 91.44% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Berkshire Place, 15.15% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Berkshire Place, 17.66% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility.
In Berkshire Place, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Berkshire Place, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Berkshire Place, 10.93 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Berkshire Place, 71.35% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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-minus
- 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