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Blaire House of Worcester

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Blaire House of Worcester's website

116 Houghton Street,
Worcester MA 01604

(844) 322-3648

82% estimated occupancy 1

Blaire House of Worcester is a nursing home located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a city with 181,315 people. This is a decent facility with a B- overall grade. This grade is right in line with the city grade in Worcester. Even in a city offering 16 nursing homes, this nursing home should be a quality choice. One of the best aspects of this facility's report card is its stellar inspection score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Speech Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

We want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home outperformed its overall grade in the area of inspections. In fact, it received an excellent inspection report this year. As a result, we gave it one of our highest scores in this area with a grade of A. Our inspection grades are based on several datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

Another one of this nursing home's stronger areas was in the category of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B. Our nursing grade is largely based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of moving a resident more frequently.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

In addition, we also would like to point out that this facility received favorable long-term care marks in this assessment. We awarded them one of our better scores in that category, with a B. Facilities that receive this type of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are well cared for. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 99.14893 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The last category we scored is short-term care. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D for the area of short-term care, making this its least impressive category grade. Our short-term care ratings are thought to be more meaningful for people in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically mandates additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. It appears that this nursing home was below average in multiple staffing areas we assessed. It provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most other facilities. The last metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to return home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 0 percent of its patients returning home. This was well below the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Blaire House of Worcester Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Blaire House of Worcester, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Blaire House of Worcester, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Blaire House of Worcester, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients which sustained urinary tract infections. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Blaire House of Worcester, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Blaire House of Worcester, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Blaire House of Worcester, 1.93% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Blaire House of Worcester, 91.44% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Blaire House of Worcester, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage 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 taking a bath. Some experts would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Blaire House of Worcester, 17.66% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Blaire House of Worcester, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Blaire House of Worcester, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Blaire House of Worcester, 10.93 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Scores for Worcester, MA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • 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-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

Looking for more options? Worcester, Massachusetts has 15 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • St Vincent HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.28 miles away123 Summer Street Worcester Massachusetts 01608Proprietary(508) 363-5000
  • Umass Memorial Medical Center IncAcute Care Hospitals 2.45 miles away55 Lake Avenue North Worcester Massachusetts 01655Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 334-1000
  • Marlborough HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.89 miles away157 Union Street Marlborough Massachusetts 01752Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 481-5000
  • Milford Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 15.15 miles away14 Prospect Street Milford Massachusetts 01757Voluntary non-profit - Other(508) 473-1190
  • Harrington Memorial Hospital-1Acute Care Hospitals 17.89 miles away100 South Street Southbridge Massachusetts 01550Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 765-9771
  • Metrowest Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 18.63 miles away115 Lincoln Street Framingham Massachusetts 01701Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 383-1000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Saint Vincent's Hospital1.21 miles awayHemodialysis Unit 123 Summer St, Suite 380 Worcester Massachusetts 01608Dialysis Stations: 12 (508) 363-9460
  • Bio-Medical Applications of Massachusetts Inc1.26 miles away867 Grafton Street Worcester Massachusetts 01604Dialysis Stations: 16 (203) 387-9332
  • Davita Shrewsbury Street Dialysis1.31 miles away267 Shrewsbury Street Worcester Massachusetts 01604Dialysis Stations: 16 (774) 530-6353
  • U-Mass Memorial Health Care Systems2.07 miles awayDialysis Unit 55 Lake Avenue North Rm h7-331 Worcester Massachusetts 01655Dialysis Stations: 13 (774) 442-3814
  • Freedom Center of Worcester2.17 miles away1 Innovation Drive Suite 110 Worcester Massachusetts 01605Dialysis Stations: 6 (508) 767-3950
  • Davita Pdi Worcester2.72 miles away19 Glennie Street Suite A Worcester Massachusetts 01605CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 29 (508) 421-9539
  • University Dialysis Center (Bma of Shrewsbury)2.84 miles away239-243 Boston Turnpike Road Shrewsbury Massachusetts 01545Dialysis Stations: 16 (508) 753-0886
  • Auburn Health LLC4.47 miles away771 South Bridge Street Suite 1 Auburn Massachusetts 01501Dialysis Stations: 16 (508) 832-3604