Care One at Concord is a large nursing home in Concord, Massachusetts. After receiving an overall rating of A, this nursing home is ranked among the top facilities we found. Based on our analysis, you can not go wrong with this facility. If you scroll down, you can see this nursing home's category ratings, which are also strong.
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Care One at Concord
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being an elite facility overall, this nursing home performed well in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Very few facilities fared this well in this area. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category tend to have few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had a few 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 the government inspectors did not consider 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
This nursing home also performed well in the category of long-term care, where it received a score of A-. Few facilities fared better in this category. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category tend to provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are kept in good health. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 71.75793 percent of its patients, which is a bit less than we were hoping for. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, we were pleased to find place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also received a top-shelf short-term care grade. Indeed, this turned out to be this facility's third most impressive category score. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. In determining our short-term care scores, we analyze a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This category is more often than not a useful assessment of a facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 6.1 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Moving on to the final area, this facility received a high-end nursing grade. In fact, we awarded it a B+ in that area, finishing off one of our better report cards. In computing our nursing ratings, we factor in both nursing hours and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Care One at Concord Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Care One at Concord, 3.42% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Care One at Concord, 6.05% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents which have sustained a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Care One at Concord, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric could be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Care One at Concord, 24.38% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Care One at Concord, 16.41% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Care One at Concord, 4.38% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Care One at Concord, 80.62% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Care One at Concord, 17.8% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Care One at Concord, 13.16% of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term patients that retained mobility levels. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is vital to residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Care One at Concord, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Care One at Concord, 13.16% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Care One at Concord, 14.33% of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Care One at Concord, 76.13% of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's usually correlates with better rehabilitation.
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