Colony Center for Health & Rehabilitation is an average-sized nursing home located in Abington, Massachusetts. This facility is among the most elite nursing homes we assessed. A score of this caliber requires first-rate scores across the board. In fact, this facility has the prestigious distinction of being one of the top 100 nursing homes in Massachusetts. This is an impressive accomplishment in a state with a long list of elite facilities. This place also received very consistent ratings in all of the major categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.
Colony Center for Health & Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. When computing a nursing home's nursing rating, we assess the quantity of hours nurses are with patients as well as the levels of training of those nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Turning to our inspection category, this nursing home excelled in that area, which is based on the facility's recent government inspections. In fact, we awarded it an A for that category. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find deficiency data for this facility. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third category we analyzed was long-term care. Contributing to its top-shelf profile, this facility also performed well in that category. In fact, it received a of A- in the area. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. One of the datapoints we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours is vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 85.85858 percent of its patients. 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 one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our final area, this facility was awarded a high-end short-term care rating. We awarded it a B+ in that area, rounding out one of our more impressive profiles. In computing our short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This grade is often a fair assessment of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we considered in this area is the number of residents who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Colony Center for Health & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Colony Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Colony Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Colony Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Closer supervision reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Colony Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Colony Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are typically prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Colony Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 1.95% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents exhibiting signs of depression. Some believe this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Colony Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 91.63% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Colony Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 15.18% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Colony Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 19.01% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Colony Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Colony Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Colony Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 10.9 Percentage of Patients
This tells you 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
In Colony Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 71.03% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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