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Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center's website

73 Chestnut Street,
Saugus MA 01906

(781) 233-8123

90.11% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Saugus, Massachusetts, Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center is one of just a couple nursing homes there. We awarded this facility an A overall grade, ranking it in the top ten percentile of all facilities in the country. You simply can't do much better than this place. As you will find below, this place performed equally well in our category grades. We gave it a straight A report card!

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Bariatric Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Saugus, Massachusetts badge

Best Nursing Home in Saugus, Massachusetts Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility received an excellent long-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. One of the criteria we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 94.5946 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a reliable method to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the senior population. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we gave this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Nursing grades are heavily correlated with levels of nurse staffing. 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 nursing home Massachusetts in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of turning a resident at least once a day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

In the final category we analyzed, this facility was awarded an impressive grade grade of A- in our short-term care category. With this grade, the nursing home wrapped up a straight A report card. In our short-term care score, we seek to create a sound gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess a facility's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of patients who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents that suffer from pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic tells you the percent of long-term residents who suffered falls which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indication of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 1.93% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents showing symptoms of depression. Many would argue this is a measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 91.44% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of deterioration of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 17.66% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 10.93 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Chestnut Woods Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 71.35% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Melrosewakefield HealthcareAcute Care Hospitals 3.57 miles away585 Lebanon Street Melrose Massachusetts 02176Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 979-3000
  • North Shore Medical Center -Acute Care Hospitals 5.72 miles away81 Highland Avenue Salem Massachusetts 01970Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 741-1215
  • Winchester HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.57 miles away41 Highland Avenue Winchester Massachusetts 01890Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 729-9000
  • Massachusetts General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.79 miles away55 Fruit Street Boston Massachusetts 02114Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 726-2000
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary -Acute Care Hospitals 7.81 miles away243 Charles Street Boston Massachusetts 02114Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 523-7900
  • Cambridge Health AllianceAcute Care Hospitals 8.24 miles away1493 Cambridge Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138Government - Local(617) 665-2300
  • Tufts Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.47 miles away800 Washington Street Boston Massachusetts 02111Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 636-5000
  • Mount Auburn HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.32 miles away330 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 492-3500

Nearby Dialysis

  • North Suburban Dialysis Center (Bma Essex County)1.37 miles awayAugustine Plaza 124 Broadway, Route 1n Saugus Massachusetts 01906CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (781) 233-2877
  • Davita Salem Northeast Dialysis4.97 miles away207 Highland Ave Suite 2 Salem Massachusetts 01970CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (978) 744-2075
  • Peabody Dialysis Center5.07 miles away19-a Centennial Drive Peabody Massachusetts 01960CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (978) 532-7663
  • Fmc Services of Stoneham6.27 miles away2 Main Street Suite 100 Stoneham Massachusetts 02180CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (781) 279-2454
  • Davita Wellington Circle Dialysis Center6.45 miles away10 Cabot Road Suite 103b Medford Massachusetts 02155CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (781) 306-9740
  • Medford Dialysis Center (Bma Medford)6.69 miles away305 Mystic Avenue Medford Massachusetts 02155CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 23 (781) 396-9282
  • Dci Ball Square7.31 miles away643 Broadway Somerville Massachusetts 02145CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (617) 616-3600
  • Fresenius Medical Care Danvers7.45 miles away75 Newbury Street Danvers Massachusetts 01923Dialysis Stations: 13 (978) 774-0350