Elizabeth Seton is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts. With an overall grade of A+, this nursing home is ranked among the most elite facilities we looked at. In fact, we ranked this nursing home number 235 in the nation. This puts it in the top two percentile of all facilities. One of the best aspects of this facility's stellar profile is its short-term care grade. We discuss short-term care in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Meal Delivery
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
We also found that this facility excelled at short-term care. We gave them a grade of A+ in this area. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 7.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
This nursing home also received an A+ inspection score, making it one of the rare nursing homes to receive multiple A+'s in our category grades. This is based on the place's recent inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the biggest complements we can pay to a nursing home. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. We weren't able to locate deficiency data for this nursing home. 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 area we assessed was long-term care. This nursing home performed well in our long-term care category also. We awarded them an impressive score of A+ in this area. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Turning to our final category, this facility also was awarded an A+ nursing grade, leaving it as one of just a handful of facilities to be given all A+'s. The nursing score assesses several components, but the primary one is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.5 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 place 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.
Elizabeth Seton Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Elizabeth Seton, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Elizabeth Seton, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Elizabeth Seton, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Better hygiene protocols limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Elizabeth Seton, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Elizabeth Seton, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Elizabeth Seton, 1.95% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression. High rates of depression could reveal lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Elizabeth Seton, 91.63% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Elizabeth Seton, 15.18% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Elizabeth Seton, 19.01% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Elizabeth Seton, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Elizabeth Seton, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Elizabeth Seton, 10.9 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of 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 Elizabeth Seton, 71.03% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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