Berkshire Place is a small non-profit nursing home located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. With an overall rating of A+, this nursing home is without a doubt an elite nursing home. You really can not do any better than this nursing home. If you look further down this page, you will see this nursing home's category ratings, which are just as impressive as its overall grade.

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Non profit - Corporation

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

On top of performing well overall, this facility received nearly flawless government inspections. Therefore, it received one of our highest scores in that category with an A+. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection ratings. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being quite insignificant. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: A+May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

This high end nursing home also fared very well in the area of short-term care, where it received a score of A+. Very few facilities fared better in this area. Short-term care grades are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. One of this nursing home's strengths is registered nurse hours. We found that it offers more care from registered nurses to its residents than most facilities. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the number of patients who returned home from the facility. This place fared as well as just about any facility in Massachusetts with 62.1 percent of its patients returning home.

Nurse Quality

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

In addition, this facility received high marks in the area of nursing. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. In computing our nursing ratings, we factor in both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of those nurses. With 4.6 hours of nursing care per resident daily, this facility surpassed the overwhelming majority of facilities. Finally, this nursing home also excelled in several of the quality measures we looked at. With fewer than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category.

Long-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

Moving on to our fourth area, this facility received an extremely favorable long-term care grade. We awarded it a grade of A- in this area, resulting in this facility receiving straight A's. When facilities receive this type of score in long-term care it is typically a good sign for patient care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to offering very favorable levels of nurse staffing, this nursing home gave the pneumonia vaccine to 97.67442 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. This combination proved to be effective as this place also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A+
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
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Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Berkshire Place Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care patients who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.

Provider
A-
4.55%
State
B+
5.75%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who have had falls resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indication of poor nursing care.

Provider
D
6.4%
State
B
3.35%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poorer hygiene.

Provider
A
0.58%
State
B
2.46%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B-
17.92%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Provider
A
11.26%
State
B+
18.77%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents demonstrating signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may reveal lower quality care.

Provider
B+
1.18%
State
B+
1.73%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percentage of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Provider
B+
98.84%
State
B-
90.87%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Provider
B+
13.14%
State
B
14.82%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Provider
A
22.48%
State
B
16.96%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.

Provider
A+
0.46
State
B+
1.45
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Provider
D
22.48
State
B
16.96
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.

Provider
B+
8.97
State
B
9.99
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Provider
A
82.4%
State
B-
63.24%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Berkshire Medical Center Inc - 1 1.35 mi
725 North Street Pittsfield Massachusetts 01201
(413) 447-2000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Fairview Hospital 18.42 mi
29 Lewis Avenue Great Barrington Massachusetts 01230
(413) 528-0790
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Berkshire Medical Center 0.89 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 25
Dialysis Unit 8 Conte Drive Pittsfield Massachusetts 01201
(413) 447-3066
South Berkshire County Dialysis Center 17.98 mi
Dialysis Stations: 7
10 Maple Avenue, Suite 200 Great Barrington Massachusetts 01230
(413) 854-9910