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Dexter House Healthcare

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Dexter House Healthcare's website

120 Main Street,
Malden MA 02148

(781) 324-5600

65.15% estimated occupancy 1

Dexter House Healthcare is a large nursing home located in Malden, Massachusetts. This facility was given an A- overall, which is one of our better ratings. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities in the nation. The best part of this facility's impressive report card is its inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

On top of receiving a strong overall rating, this nursing home also performed well in inspections, which is based on the facility's inspection reports. We awarded it an A for that category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being quite insignificant. This place was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This means that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies an imminent risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Nursing grades are primarily associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of 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: B-plus

This facility received an impressive long-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our higher scores in that area with a grade of B+. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 89.40678 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be slightly below what we anticipated but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The last category we assessed is short-term care, in which this nursing home was given a B-. This actually was this facility's weakest area. This is nevertheless a middle of the pack score. In determining our short-term care scores, we look at the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This category is typically a fair assessment of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we considered in this category is the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.3 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Dexter House Healthcare Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Dexter House Healthcare, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of long-term care residents which have pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Dexter House Healthcare, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care patients that suffered falls resulting in major injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Dexter House Healthcare, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Dexter House Healthcare, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents that were prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients with dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Dexter House Healthcare, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Dexter House Healthcare, 1.95% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. High levels of depression may reveal lower quality care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Dexter House Healthcare, 91.63% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Dexter House Healthcare, 15.18% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the erosion of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Dexter House Healthcare, 19.01% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels. Many believe that the ability to move around is vital to patients health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Dexter House Healthcare, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Dexter House Healthcare, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Dexter House Healthcare, 10.9 Percentage of Patients

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

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Dexter House Healthcare, 71.03% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Melrosewakefield HealthcareAcute Care Hospitals 2.88 miles away585 Lebanon Street Melrose Massachusetts 02176Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 979-3000
  • Cambridge Health AllianceAcute Care Hospitals 3.74 miles away1493 Cambridge Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138Government - Local(617) 665-2300
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary -Acute Care Hospitals 3.97 miles away243 Charles Street Boston Massachusetts 02114Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 523-7900
  • Massachusetts General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.99 miles away55 Fruit Street Boston Massachusetts 02114Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 726-2000
  • Winchester HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.24 miles away41 Highland Avenue Winchester Massachusetts 01890Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 729-9000
  • Mount Auburn HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.68 miles away330 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 492-3500
  • Tufts Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.89 miles away800 Washington Street Boston Massachusetts 02111Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 636-5000
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.9 miles away330 Brookline Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02215Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 667-7000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita Wellington Circle Dialysis Center2.04 miles away10 Cabot Road Suite 103b Medford Massachusetts 02155CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (781) 306-9740
  • Medford Dialysis Center (Bma Medford)2.04 miles away305 Mystic Avenue Medford Massachusetts 02155CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 23 (781) 396-9282
  • Dci Ball Square2.65 miles away643 Broadway Somerville Massachusetts 02145CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (617) 616-3600
  • Massachusetts General Hospital3.78 miles awayDialysis Unit 55 Fruit St, Bigelow 10 Boston Massachusetts 02114Dialysis Stations: 11 (617) 726-3700
  • North Suburban Dialysis Center (Bma Essex County)4.34 miles awayAugustine Plaza 124 Broadway, Route 1n Saugus Massachusetts 01906CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (781) 233-2877
  • Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (Dci Boston)4.82 miles away35 Kneeland Street 5th Floor Boston Massachusetts 02111CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (617) 636-6389
  • Davita Northeast Cambridge Dialysis5.03 miles away799 Concord Avenue Cambridge Massachusetts 02138CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (617) 547-7700
  • Kidney Center5.4 miles away888 Commonwealth Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02215CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (617) 739-3000