Blue Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center is a nursing home in Stoughton, Massachusetts, which has a population of 26,999 people. This is a solid facility, with an overall grade of B-. This nursing home seems to have some things working in its favor. The best part of this facility's report card is is its long-term care rating. We discuss long-term care in the next paragraph.
Blue Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's overall grade was helped by a strong long-term care score. We awarded them one of our higher grades in that area, with a grade of B+. This is a much better grade than its overall score. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the datapoints we considered on top of nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 54.51505 percent of its patients. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
We also wanted to point out that this facility received an B+ in nursing. Our nursing rating is based on many subcategories, most of which are associated with nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a system of turning a resident more often.
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This facility also received favorable government inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a B. This grade is also better than the facility's overall score. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite minor. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we scored was short-term care, was this nursing home's least impressive category. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in this category. This really was one of the few weak links on a strong profile. Our short-term care scores are arguably most meaningful for those requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we discovered that this nursing home provided less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other facilities. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. This definitely was not a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 3.1 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, around half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Blue Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Blue Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Blue Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Blue Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by poor nursing care. However, this datapoint can be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Blue Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Blue Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Blue Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.95% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Many believe that this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Blue Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 91.63% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Blue Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 15.18% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Blue Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 19.01% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Blue Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to maintaining the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Blue Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Blue Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 10.9 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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