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Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation's website

180 Low Street,
Newburyport MA 01950

(978) 465-5361

83.06% estimated occupancy 1

Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation is an average-sized nursing home located in Newburyport, Massachusetts. It looks like this nursing home is among the highest-rated nursing homes we assessed. This nursing home was given one of the best scores that we offer. Indeed, this proved to be the highest rated nursing home in Newburyport. If you look below, you will see this place's category grades, which are also strong.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • 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
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Newburyport, Massachusetts badge

Best Nursing Home in Newburyport, Massachusetts Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts badge

Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Newburyport, Massachusetts badge

Best Nursing Home in Newburyport, Massachusetts Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Newburyport, Massachusetts badge

Best Nursing Home in Newburyport, Massachusetts Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to performing well overall, this nursing home received nearly flawless government inspections. Consequently, it earned one of our highest scores in that category with an A+. Inspection scores are based on datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. Our nursing grade is mostly associated with a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place 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 typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

We also want to note the fact that this nursing home was given a top-shelf grade of A in our short-term care category. Short-term care scores are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention 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, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In our final area, we gave this nursing home a grade of A+ for its long-term care rating. This topped off a very favorable report card. When facilities receive this type of grade in this category it is a good sign for resident care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of 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 98.3165 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations 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 18Sep 22

Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This gauges the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered a fall which caused major injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

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

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for several medical conditions, including dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 1.93% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression may imply a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 91.44% of Patients

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

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 17.66% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percent of long-term residents that remained mobile levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 10.93 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 71.35% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Anna Jaques HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.38 miles away25 Highland Avenue Newburyport Massachusetts 01950Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 463-1000
  • Exeter Hospital IncAcute Care Hospitals 11.86 miles away5 Alumni Drive Exeter New Hampshire 03833Voluntary non-profit - Private(603) 778-7311
  • Holy Family HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.1 miles away70 East Street Methuen Massachusetts 01844Proprietary(978) 687-0156
  • Beverly Hospital CorporationAcute Care Hospitals 17.39 miles away85 Herrick Street Beverly Massachusetts 01915Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 922-3000
  • Portsmouth Regional HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 18.35 miles away333 Borthwick Ave Portsmouth New Hampshire 03801Proprietary(603) 436-5110

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc of Newburyport0.84 miles away260 Merrimac Street Towle Building Newburyport Massachusetts 01950CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (978) 465-7030
  • Fmc Dialysis Services of Exeter11.32 miles away1 Hampton Road, Suite 109 Exeter New Hampshire 03833Dialysis Stations: 13 (603) 777-9931
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Methuen12.51 miles away421 Merrimack Street Methuen Massachusetts 01844Dialysis Stations: 21 (978) 975-3117
  • Fresenius Medical Care Merrimack Valley14.01 miles away100 Milk Street Methuen Massachusetts 01844CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (978) 686-9900
  • Davita North Andover Renal at Home14.12 miles away201 Sutton Street North Andover Massachusetts 01845CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (978) 975-1119
  • North Shore Regional Dialysis Center16.93 miles away133 Brimbal Ave Unit E Beverly Massachusetts 01915CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (978) 921-2052
  • Bio-Medical Applications of New Hampshire Inc17.7 miles away19 Keewadin Drive Suite 1 Salem New Hampshire 03079Dialysis Stations: 1 (603) 870-0969
  • Versailles Dialysis LLC17.83 miles away18 Pelham Road Salem New Hampshire 03079Dialysis Stations: 10 (603) 870-9487