Located in Chicopee, Massachusetts, Chicopee Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is one of just a few facilities in the area. Sporting an overall rating of B, this facility is a quality choice. This nursing home definitely has plenty working in its favor. This place is stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of our four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Chicopee Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
44 New Lombard Road,
Chicopee MA 01020
71.02% estimated occupancy 1
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Short-term Care Quality
Part of the reason this place fared so well overall is that it excelled in our short-term care rating, with a B+ in that area. Short-term care grades are commonly used to measure a facility's rehabilitation services. To offer high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to provide better levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. One of this nursing home's strengths is physical therapy hours. We found that it offers at least 50% more hours with physical therapists to its residents than most other facilities. The last item we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home in Massachusetts in this area with 57.5 percent of its residents returning home. Unfortunately, at most facilities, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its profile, this nursing home also earned a score of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this category. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in long-term care it is typically a good sign for resident care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. One of the statistics we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 95.77465 percent of its patients. This is a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the nursing home population. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.43 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes.
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Another area of strength for this nursing home is in the area of inspections. Inspections proved to be one of its best categories. In that area, we gave this facility a B. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection ratings. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being quite insignificant. This place received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered severe. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies to be an imminent risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
The final category we assessed was nursing. We gave this facility a grade of C in this area. Our nursing score includes numerous subcategories. The most heavily weighted one is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. This facility provided 3.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in some quality-focused statistics. Specifically, we look at the percent of residents who sustained pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these metrics as good indicators of the quality of nursing care, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Chicopee Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Chicopee Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 6.42% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Chicopee Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 3.57% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely linked to poor nursing care. More supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Chicopee Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 2.4% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Chicopee Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 19.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Chicopee Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 19% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Chicopee Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1.96% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Chicopee Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 91.59% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Chicopee Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 15.22% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Chicopee Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 19.05% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that maintained mobility. Some argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Chicopee Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Chicopee Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 19.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Chicopee Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 10.96 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Chicopee Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 70.74% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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