Dwyer Home is a small non-profit nursing home located in South Weymouth, Massachusetts. This nursing home is an A rated facility. This nursing home was given one of the best scores that we offer. A grade of this caliber requires excellent scores across the board. We ranked this nursing home in the top 100 nursing homes in Massachusetts, which is a distinguished list. This place also received very consistent grades in each of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
25 Stonehaven Drive,
South Weymouth MA 02190
83.8% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
On top of earning a strong overall grade, this facility also earned excellent inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our best grades in that category, with an A. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even 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
We also wanted to note the fact that this facility was awarded an elite score of A in our short-term care category. In computing our short-term care scores, we analyze a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This rating is generally a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Nursing grades are heavily correlated with quality and quantity of nursing care. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
In the final category we scored, this nursing home was awarded a very strong grade of B+ in our long-term care category. With this score, the facility finished off a very favorable profile. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are kept in good health. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 93.87755 percent of its residents, which is somewhat less than we anticipated. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Dwyer Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Dwyer Home, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percent of long-term stay patients which have new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dwyer Home, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often linked to poor nursing care. Closer supervision can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dwyer Home, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of poor nursing care. However, this metric can be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dwyer Home, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dwyer Home, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term care patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dwyer Home, 1.93% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts believe this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dwyer Home, 91.44% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dwyer Home, 15.15% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dwyer Home, 17.66% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.
In Dwyer Home, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dwyer Home, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Dwyer Home, 10.93 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Dwyer Home, 71.35% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living generally correlates with better rehabilitation.
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