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Berkshire Place

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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Berkshire Place's website

455 Douglas Avenue,
Providence RI 02908

(401) 553-8600

87.63% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Berkshire Place has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Berkshire Place turns out to be one of a host of nursing home options to decide among in Providence, Rhode Island. This facility was given an overall rating of F. This is one of the three worst nursing homes in Providence. With so many other facilities in the city, you should be able to do better. Finally, we were surprised to learn that this place earned a decent grade in the area of long-term care. You can find additional information on this category below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

While this place's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually didn't perform terribly in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B- for that category, which is one of our better scores. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Lastly, this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Turning to the category of long-term care, this facility was given a grade of just D in that area. Unfortunately, this wound up being one of its better grades. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. After we finished looking at the volume of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. Candidly, we were a bit alarmed this nursing home vaccinated a relatively low 85.59871 percent of its residents against pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had just 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Moving on to the area of short-term care, this nursing home was awarded just a D in that area. In computing our short-term care ratings, we size up a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is generally a useful measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Not surprisingly, we found that this facility provides significantly less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the average nursing home. The last metric we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who returned home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 0 percent of its residents returning home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

This nursing home's least impressive category was nursing, which is the final category we looked at. For this area, we gave this nursing home a D. Our nursing grade focuses on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This place offered only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is not a very impressive figure. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This place fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Berkshire Place Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Berkshire Place, 7.49% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Berkshire Place, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Berkshire Place, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Berkshire Place, 17.89% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for treating a variety of medical conditions, including dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Berkshire Place, 15.01% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Berkshire Place, 2.58% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some would argue that this is a measure of quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Berkshire Place, 94.38% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Berkshire Place, 16.46% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Berkshire Place, 20.63% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: F

In Berkshire Place, 1.22 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Berkshire Place, 20.63 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Berkshire Place, 12.45 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Berkshire Place, 77.52% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe this is a measure of rehabilitation services.

Scores for Providence, RI

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

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Nearby Hospitals

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Nearby Dialysis

  • Nna of Providence0.78 miles away125 Corliss Street Providence Rhode Island 02904CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (401) 521-9300
  • Davita North Providence Renal Center1.94 miles away1635 Mineral Spring Ave. Providence Rhode Island 02904Dialysis Stations: 18 (401) 354-5340
  • Dialysis Center of Providence2.48 miles away9 Plenty Street Providence Rhode Island 02907Dialysis Stations: 21 (401) 273-4898
  • Nna - Pawtucket3.21 miles away79 Division Street Pawtucket Rhode Island 02860CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 15 (401) 723-9995
  • The Dialysis Center of Rhode Island Hospital3.47 miles away22 Baker Street Providence Rhode Island 02905Dialysis Stations: 18 (401) 444-4440
  • Dialysis Center of Johnston3.96 miles away1526 Atwood Avenue Johnston Rhode Island 02919CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (401) 521-0400
  • Dialysis Center of Rhode Island Hospital4.01 miles away950 Warren Avenue Suite 101 East Providence Rhode Island 02914Dialysis Stations: 12 (401) 606-1002
  • Dialysis Center of Pawtucket4.02 miles away201 Armistice Boulevard Pawtucket Rhode Island 02860CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (401) 722-3313