Care One at Lowell is one of just a few nursing homes in Lowell, Massachusetts. This facility received an uninspiring overall grade of D based on the data we looked at. This facility seems to have very little working in its favor. The only positive thing we can say about this facility is that it did not receive any F's in any of the categories we assessed. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
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Care One at Lowell
- Nursing Home
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
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
Although this place's overall grade was not a highlight, it did receive a very good score in the area of inspections. We awarded it a B+ for that area, which is one of our better scores. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection grades. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be relatively insignificant. This nursing home was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered severe. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to be an imminent risk to resident health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second most favorable area ended up being its long-term care score, where it was given a C. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Frankly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this nursing home gave the vaccine to just 47.088184 percent of its residents. Nevertheless, this facility excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of C for that category, which is not a bad score. The nursing rating consists of quite a few datapoints, however, the paramount one is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, which is a very low figure. Finally, nursing grades also consider quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often an indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses aids to assist its residents.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed was short-term care, which is this nursing home's weakest area. We awarded this facility a grade of D in that area. In our short-term care score, we strive to create a sound barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze a facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The last statistic we considered in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor metrics doomed this facility's short-term care score.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Care One at Lowell Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Care One at Lowell, 9.04% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Care One at Lowell, 2.83% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Care One at Lowell, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who experienced UTI's. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Care One at Lowell, 49.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Care One at Lowell, 38.13% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Care One at Lowell, 2.13% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Care One at Lowell, 71.92% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Care One at Lowell, 4.13% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Care One at Lowell, 6.23% of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Care One at Lowell, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Care One at Lowell, 6.23% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Care One at Lowell, 11.35% of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
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