Buckley-Greenfield Healthcare Center is a nursing home in Greenfield, Massachusetts. The city has a population of 17,700 people. Sporting an overall grade of A-, this facility is among the higher-rated facilities we assessed. You really can't do much better than this place. If you scroll down, you can see this nursing home's category grades, which are also strong.
Buckley-Greenfield Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to point out that this facility has received near flawless government inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A+ in this area. Inspection grades account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this category typically have few severe deficiencies. While this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its superb profile, this facility also performed well in our long-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a score of A in the category. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in long-term care it is a good sign for patient care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. One of the statistics we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 97.769516 percent of its residents. This is a reliable method to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the senior population. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the next area, this nursing home also earned a grade of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is an above average score in this area. Our short-term care grades are considered to be most meaningful for patients in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually requires more highly-skilled nursing. This means not only nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this nursing home provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Moving on to our last area, this nursing home received a strong nursing grade. Although this wasn't quite as good as several of its other category grades, this is nevertheless one of the more impressive scores we offer. Nursing scores are mostly tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics 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 facility Massachusetts in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of moving residents at least once a day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Buckley-Greenfield Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Buckley-Greenfield Healthcare Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Buckley-Greenfield Healthcare Center, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents who suffered a fall which resulted in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Buckley-Greenfield Healthcare Center, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs
This figure gauges the percent of long-term patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic can be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Buckley-Greenfield Healthcare Center, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term stay patients that were given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Buckley-Greenfield Healthcare Center, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are typically used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Buckley-Greenfield Healthcare Center, 1.95% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Buckley-Greenfield Healthcare Center, 91.63% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Buckley-Greenfield Healthcare Center, 15.18% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Some believe this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Buckley-Greenfield Healthcare Center, 19.01% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Buckley-Greenfield Healthcare Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Buckley-Greenfield Healthcare Center, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Buckley-Greenfield Healthcare Center, 10.9 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Buckley-Greenfield Healthcare Center, 71.03% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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