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Blaire House of Worcester

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

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

116 Houghton Street,
Worcester MA 01604

(844) 322-3648

91.06% estimated occupancy 1

Blaire House of Worcester is a nursing home located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a city with 181,315 people. We gave this nursing home a B- overall, which is a solid grade. This is comparable with the city grade in Worcester, which is a B. Even in a city with 17 other nursing homes, this nursing home looks like a respectable selection. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's profile is its stellar inspection grade, 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

While this nursing home's overall grade was not bad, it really excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our best scores. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

In addition, we also wanted to note that this nursing home was awarded positive long-term care marks this year. We gave them one of our better grades in that category, with a B. This proved to be the nursing home's second best grade. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 98.23009 percent of its patients, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. The nursing grade assesses quite a few datapoints, however, the main consideration is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this facility actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically a reliable indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The final category we analyzed was short-term care, which is this nursing home's weakest category. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in that area. Unfortunately, this category hurt the facility's overall grade a bit. In our short-term care rating, we strive to create a fair barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze the facility's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. It looks like this nursing home was subpar in two of the key staffing areas we assessed. The facility provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most facilities. The final item we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 0 percent of its patients returning home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 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 statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Blaire House of Worcester, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Blaire House of Worcester, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing care can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Blaire House of Worcester, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Blaire House of Worcester, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Blaire House of Worcester, 1.95% of Patients

This is the percent of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could reveal a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Blaire House of Worcester, 91.63% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Blaire House of Worcester, 15.18% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Blaire House of Worcester, 19.01% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Blaire House of Worcester, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Blaire House of Worcester, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Scores for Worcester, MA

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

Looking for more options? Worcester, Massachusetts has 16 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