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Katzman Family Center for Living

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A-Jan 21: AFeb 21: AMar 21: AApr 21: AMay 21: AJun 21: AJul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: A-Nov 21: A-Jan 22: A-Feb 22: A-Mar 22: A-Apr 22: A-May 22: A-Jun 22: A-Aug 22: A-Sep 22: A-
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Katzman Family Center for Living's website

17 Lafayette Avenue,
Chelsea MA 02150

(617) 884-6766

92.03% estimated occupancy 1

Katzman Family Center for Living is one of four nursing homes in Chelsea, Massachusetts. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the more impressive nursing homes we assessed. A score of this caliber requires first-rate marks across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes in the nation. Scroll down to see this facility's category scores, which are also quite good. It would be hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Other
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts badge

Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts Awards 2020

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

To pair with its excellent overall score, we awarded this facility a grade of A- for nursing. The nursing grade analyzes a handful of datapoints, most of which are tied to quantities of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures 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 place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving patients at least once a day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Adding to its top-shelf resume, this nursing home also excelled in our short-term care area. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- for that area. In our short-term care rating, we attempt to create a valuable measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze a nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 5.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

The next area we looked at is long-term care. This nursing home received a very positive long-term care grade, with a grade of B+ in this area. Facilities that receive this type of score in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are well cared for. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

On top of its other impressive category grades, we gave this nursing home a score of B+ for its inspection score. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful 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 zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that CMS didn't 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.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Katzman Family Center for Living Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Katzman Family Center for Living, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-plus

In Katzman Family Center for Living, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term residents which have experienced a fall which resulted in serious injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Katzman Family Center for Living, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poor hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Katzman Family Center for Living, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Katzman Family Center for Living, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Katzman Family Center for Living, 1.93% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents showing signs of depression. High levels of depression may reveal worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Katzman Family Center for Living, 91.44% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Katzman Family Center for Living, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Katzman Family Center for Living, 17.66% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percent of long-term patients who were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Katzman Family Center for Living, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Katzman Family Center for Living, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Katzman Family Center for Living, 10.93 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Katzman Family Center for Living, 71.35% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.

Scores for Chelsea, MA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

Looking for more options? Chelsea, Massachusetts has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Massachusetts General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.29 miles away55 Fruit Street Boston Massachusetts 02114Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 726-2000
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary -Acute Care Hospitals 3.32 miles away243 Charles Street Boston Massachusetts 02114Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 523-7900
  • Tufts Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.94 miles away800 Washington Street Boston Massachusetts 02111Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 636-5000
  • Cambridge Health AllianceAcute Care Hospitals 4.16 miles away1493 Cambridge Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138Government - Local(617) 665-2300
  • Melrosewakefield HealthcareAcute Care Hospitals 4.48 miles away585 Lebanon Street Melrose Massachusetts 02176Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 979-3000
  • Boston Medical Center Corporation-Acute Care Hospitals 5.11 miles away1 Boston Medical Center Place Boston Massachusetts 02118Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 638-8000
  • Mount Auburn HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.53 miles away330 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 492-3500
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.67 miles away330 Brookline Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02215Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 667-7000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Massachusetts General Hospital3 miles awayDialysis Unit 55 Fruit St, Bigelow 10 Boston Massachusetts 02114Dialysis Stations: 11 (617) 726-3700
  • Medford Dialysis Center (Bma Medford)3.37 miles away305 Mystic Avenue Medford Massachusetts 02155CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 23 (781) 396-9282
  • Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (Dci Boston)3.84 miles away35 Kneeland Street 5th Floor Boston Massachusetts 02111CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (617) 636-6389
  • Davita Wellington Circle Dialysis Center3.99 miles away10 Cabot Road Suite 103b Medford Massachusetts 02155CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (781) 306-9740
  • Dci Ball Square4 miles away643 Broadway Somerville Massachusetts 02145CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (617) 616-3600
  • Davita Boston Dialysis4.84 miles awayDialysis Unit 660 Harrison Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02118CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 37 (617) 859-7000
  • North Suburban Dialysis Center (Bma Essex County)4.86 miles awayAugustine Plaza 124 Broadway, Route 1n Saugus Massachusetts 01906CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (781) 233-2877
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital5.21 miles awayDialysis Unit 75 Francis Street Boston Massachusetts 02115Dialysis Stations: 7 (617) 732-6130