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Christopher House

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

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

(508) 754-3800

85.96% 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 substantially better than most of the facilities in Worcester. As you can see 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
  • 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

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

One of the many reasons this ended up being a great nursing home is that it received an impressive inspection grade. In fact, inspections turned out to be its best category. In this area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A. Arguably the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better grades in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. 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

Adding to its first-rate resume, this facility also was given a dominant short-term care grade, with a grade of A. In computing our short-term care ratings, we look at a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This score is frequently a useful assessment of a facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 5.9 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: A

This facility also was given a fine long-term care grade. In fact, this is this nursing home's third most impressive category grade. In that category, we gave this facility a score of A. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 95.42619 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

The fourth area we graded is nursing, where this nursing home was awarded an A-. This rounded out a very favorable report card. Very few facilities received an A- or higher in in each area we assessed. When calculating a facility's nursing grade, we consider the number of hours nurses commit to patients and the level of skill of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Christopher House Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Christopher House, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure is is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an indicator of quality of care.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Christopher House, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a fall which resulted in serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Christopher House, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Christopher House, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Christopher House, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Christopher House, 1.93% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating signs of depression. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Christopher House, 91.44% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Christopher House, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Christopher House, 17.66% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Christopher House, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Christopher House, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Christopher House, 10.93 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Christopher House, 71.35% Percentage of Resident

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

Scores for Worcester, MA

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

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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