Emerson Rehabilitation & Transitional Care Unit
Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord MA 01742 · (978) 287-3620 · 77% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
Emerson Rehabilitation & Transitional Care Unit is a very-small hospital-based facility located in Concord, Massachusetts. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of A+, resulting in it being the highest graded facility in the city. Based on the data we reviewed, you can't go wrong with this facility. This nursing home was also given strong grades in all four of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 20 Beds
Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
One of the many reasons this place turned out to be a great nursing home is it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this very important area. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Unfortunately, we were not able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
An additional reason we graded this nursing home so favorably is that it was given an A+ short-term care grade. This is simply as strong as it gets in this category. In computing our short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This score is considered to be a fair measure of the nursing home's rehabilitation. Remarkably, this place provides about 50% more hours of services from registered nurses and physical therapists than most facilities we assessed. This is certainly a very favorable sign. The last metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home in Massachusetts in this area with 68.3 percent of its residents returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on our third category, this exemplary facility also excelled in the area of long-term care. In this category, we awarded it a A+. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. If you are looking for services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care ratings. On top of considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We were not able to find information on vaccination rates. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
In the final category we analyzed, this facility received a very favorable grade of A in our nursing category. With this grade, the nursing home completed a straight A profile. We analyzed the licensure of nurses at the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses worked with residents, in determining our score in this area. This facility provided 7 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This was one of the higher figures we found. Furthermore, a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. In addition to providing impressive levels of nursing care, this place also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home in the nation in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Emerson Rehabilitation & Transitional Care Unit Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living often correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better