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Farren Care Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living

Updated Apr 1, 2021 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-Sep 20: AOct 20: A-Jan 21: A-Feb 21: A-Mar 21: A-Apr 21: A-
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Farren Care Center's website

340 Motague City Road,
Turners Falls MA 01376

(413) 774-3111

74.42% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Farren Care Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Farren Care Center is a large non-profit nursing home located in Turners Falls, Massachusetts. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the better facilities we assessed. A score of this caliber requires high-end scores across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top fifth of all facilities in the country. The best part of this facility's strong report card is its nursing grade. We discuss nursing in the next paragraph

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ for nursing. In calculating our nursing ratings, we assess both staffing levels and the training levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

In addition, this nursing home also received a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with an A. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility also excelled in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of A-. Not many facilities fared better in this category. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in this category it is usually a good sign for patient care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. One of the factors we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 99.50495 percent of its patients. This is a proven method to avoid negative health outcomes for the aged 65 and up population. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next area we looked at was short-term care. This nursing home was awarded a strong short-term care rating this year, with a grade of B-. While this wasn't quite as impressive as a few of its other category grades, this remains an acceptable rating in this area. In the area of short-term care, we seek to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 1.8 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Farren Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Farren Care Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Farren Care Center, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a fall leading to major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Farren Care Center, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that have sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Farren Care Center, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for treating several conditions, including dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Farren Care Center, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These drugs are given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Farren Care Center, 1.95% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression may indicate a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Farren Care Center, 91.63% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Farren Care Center, 15.18% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Farren Care Center, 19.01% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Farren Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to preserving the physical health of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Farren Care Center, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Farren Care Center, 10.9 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Baystate Franklin Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.02 miles away164 High Street Greenfield Massachusetts 01301Voluntary non-profit - Private(413) 773-0211
  • Brattleboro Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.94 miles away17 Belmont Ave Brattleboro Vermont 05301Voluntary non-profit - Private(802) 257-0341
  • Cooley Dickinson Hospital Inc,TheAcute Care Hospitals 18.28 miles away30 Locust Street Northampton Massachusetts 01060Voluntary non-profit - Private(413) 582-2000
  • Athol Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 18.44 miles away2033 Main Street Athol Massachusetts 01331Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 249-3511

Nearby Dialysis

  • Yankee Family Dialysis Center1.4 miles away115 Wildwood Avenue Greenfield Massachusetts 01301Dialysis Stations: 13 (413) 773-0001
  • Hampshire County Dialysis Center19.27 miles away84 Conz Street Northampton Massachusetts 01060Dialysis Stations: 13 (413) 586-7989