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Fall River Healthcare

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Fall River Healthcare's website

1748 Highland Avenue,
Fall River MA 02720

(508) 730-1070

72.84% estimated occupancy 1

Fall River Healthcare is a nursing home in Fall River, Massachusetts, which has 88,252 people. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of B, which is favorable grade. This grade is right in line with the city grade in Fall River. The best part of this facility's strong report card was its long-term care rating. We discuss long-term care in the next paragraph

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Respiratory Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

In addition to its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A- for our long-term care score. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 94.98956 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia can be a life or death health condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

In addition, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. The nursing rating weighs a handful of subcategories, many of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Massachusetts in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a protocol of moving patients even once per day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The final area we scored is short-term care, which ended up being this nursing home's least impressive area. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in this area. Of course, this category pulled down the facility's overall profile to a certain degree. In the category of short-term care, we strive to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. It appears that this nursing home was below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the staffing figures we assessed. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. This was not a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 4.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, around half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Fall River Healthcare Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Fall River Healthcare, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Fall River Healthcare, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Fall River Healthcare, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients which suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of lower quality nursing care. However, this metric could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Fall River Healthcare, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term residents that were given antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically required. However, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Fall River Healthcare, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Fall River Healthcare, 1.93% of Patients

This is the percent of patients showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Fall River Healthcare, 91.44% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Fall River Healthcare, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Fall River Healthcare, 17.66% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is important for residents' mental and physical well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Fall River Healthcare, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to the physical health of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Fall River Healthcare, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Fall River Healthcare, 10.93 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Fall River Healthcare, 71.35% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements.

Scores for Fall River, MA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

Looking for more options? Fall River, Massachusetts has 6 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Southcoast Hospital Group, IncAcute Care Hospitals 1.32 miles away363 Highland Avenue Fall River Massachusetts 02720Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 679-3131
  • Saint Anne's HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.82 miles away795 Middle Street Fall River Massachusetts 02721Proprietary(508) 674-5600
  • Emma Pendleton Bradley HospitalPsychiatric 12.51 miles away1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway Riverside Rhode Island 02915Voluntary non-profit - Private(401) 432-1000
  • Morton HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 12.7 miles away88 Washington Street Taunton Massachusetts 02780Proprietary(508) 828-7000
  • Rhode Island HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 14.94 miles away593 Eddy Street Providence Rhode Island 02903Voluntary non-profit - Private(401) 444-4000
  • Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode IslandAcute Care Hospitals 15.1 miles away101 Dudley Street Providence Rhode Island 02905Voluntary non-profit - Private(401) 274-1100
  • The Miriam HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.78 miles away164 Summit Avenue Providence Rhode Island 02906Voluntary non-profit - Private(401) 793-2500
  • Sturdy Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.55 miles away211 Park Street Attleboro Massachusetts 02703Voluntary non-profit - Other(508) 222-5200

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fall River Kidney Center LLC0.33 miles away48 Weaver Street Fall River Massachusetts 02720CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 41 (508) 677-4911
  • Dialysis Center of Tiverton4.68 miles away22 Hurst Lane Tiverton Rhode Island 02878Dialysis Stations: 21 (401) 624-4403
  • Hawthorn Kidney Center8.26 miles away537 Faunce Corner Road North Dartmouth Massachusetts 02747CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (508) 994-9692
  • Davita New Bedford Dialysis9.6 miles away237-B State Road North Dartmouth Massachusetts 02747CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (508) 992-0629
  • Dialysis Center of East Providence12.56 miles away318 Waterman Avenue East Providence Rhode Island 02914CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (401) 435-5200
  • Dialysis Center of Rhode Island Hospital12.77 miles away950 Warren Avenue Suite 101 East Providence Rhode Island 02914Dialysis Stations: 12 (401) 606-1002
  • The Dialysis Center of Rhode Island Hospital13.3 miles away22 Baker Street Providence Rhode Island 02905Dialysis Stations: 18 (401) 444-4440
  • Taunton Regional Dialysis Center13.82 miles awayMill River Place 1 Washington St, Suite 9 Taunton Massachusetts 02780CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (508) 828-5986