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Christopher House

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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10 Mary Scano Drive,
Worcester MA 01605

(508) 754-3800

90% estimated occupancy 1

Christopher House is a facility located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a city with 181,315 people. With an overall score of A, this is undoubtedly a phenomenal facility. As a matter of fact, this is better than many of the nursing homes in Worcester, which boasts a good selection of facilities. As you can see below, this facility performed equally well in our category scores. In fact, we gave it straight A's!

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Meal Delivery
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Colostomy Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

With an overall grade this high, it should come as no surprise that this facility performed well in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A. Arguably the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

To add to its high-end achievements in other areas, we awarded this facility a grade of A for its short-term care score. Our short-term care grades are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients that were able to return home from this facility. We found that 5.9 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. The nursing score consists of quite a few components, many of which are tied to nursing hours. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Moving on to our last category, this facility also performed well in our long-term care category. In fact, we awarded it an A- for that category. This completed truly elite profile. Facilities that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 94.616974 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly is often a dangerous health condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18May 23

Christopher House Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Christopher House, 6.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Christopher House, 3.77% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Christopher House, 2.05% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poor hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Christopher House, 19.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Christopher House, 18.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Christopher House, 2.48% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Christopher House, 91.39% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Christopher House, 16.21% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Christopher House, 15.75% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Christopher House, 1.68 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to the physical health of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Christopher House, 15.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Christopher House, 11.2 Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Christopher House, 71.52% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Scores for Worcester, MA

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

Looking for more options? Worcester, Massachusetts has 8 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Umass Memorial Medical Center IncAcute Care Hospitals 0.97 miles away55 Lake Avenue North Worcester Massachusetts 01655Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 334-1000
  • St Vincent HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.11 miles away123 Summer Street Worcester Massachusetts 01608Proprietary(508) 363-5000
  • Marlborough HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 12.67 miles away157 Union Street Marlborough Massachusetts 01752Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 481-5000
  • Milford Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 15.87 miles away14 Prospect Street Milford Massachusetts 01757Voluntary non-profit - Other(508) 473-1190
  • Metrowest Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 18.07 miles away115 Lincoln Street Framingham Massachusetts 01701Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 383-1000
  • Health Alliance - Clinton HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 18.68 miles away60 Hospital Road Leominster Massachusetts 01453Voluntary non-profit - Other(978) 466-2000
  • Harrington Memorial Hospital-1Acute Care Hospitals 19.42 miles away100 South Street Southbridge Massachusetts 01550Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 765-9771

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita Shrewsbury Street Dialysis0.53 miles away267 Shrewsbury Street Worcester Massachusetts 01604Dialysis Stations: 16 (774) 530-6353
  • Freedom Center of Worcester0.58 miles away1 Innovation Drive Suite 110 Worcester Massachusetts 01605Dialysis Stations: 6 (508) 767-3950
  • U-Mass Memorial Health Care Systems0.96 miles awayDialysis Unit 55 Lake Avenue North Rm h7-331 Worcester Massachusetts 01655Dialysis Stations: 13 (774) 442-3814
  • Saint Vincent's Hospital1.58 miles awayHemodialysis Unit 123 Summer St, Suite 380 Worcester Massachusetts 01608Dialysis Stations: 12 (508) 363-9460
  • Davita Pdi Worcester1.61 miles away19 Glennie Street Suite A Worcester Massachusetts 01605CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 29 (508) 421-9539
  • University Dialysis Center (Bma of Shrewsbury)1.76 miles away239-243 Boston Turnpike Road Shrewsbury Massachusetts 01545Dialysis Stations: 16 (508) 753-0886
  • Bio-Medical Applications of Massachusetts Inc2.02 miles away867 Grafton Street Worcester Massachusetts 01604Dialysis Stations: 16 (203) 387-9332
  • Auburn Health LLC6.16 miles away771 South Bridge Street Suite 1 Auburn Massachusetts 01501Dialysis Stations: 16 (508) 832-3604