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Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center's website

59 Eastwood Circle,
Gardner MA 01440

(978) 632-8776

64.67% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Gardner, Massachusetts, Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is one of a mere two available facilities in this area. This nursing home is a well above average facility, with an overall grade of B+. You can definitely do much worse than this nursing home. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its short-term care grade, which you can find in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Partnership
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this facility excelled in the category of short-term care, where it earned an impressive grade of A-. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. Short-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.9 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing score. In fact, we gave it a grade of B+ in that area. Nursing grades are primarily associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B

Another strong feature for this nursing home is that it excelled in inspections, with a B in that category. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this area tend to have very few severe deficiencies. Unfortunately, we were not able to find deficiency data for this nursing home. We wish we had more data for this facility. Without complete deficiency data, it ended up being challenging to grade it in this area.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The last area we scored was long-term care. In this area, we gave this facility an above average grade of B. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are well cared for. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a great way to avoid negative health outcomes for the nursing home population. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of long-term residents who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a fall which resulted in serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1.95% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients showing symptoms of depression. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 91.63% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 15.18% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 19.01% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 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

Grade: B-plus

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 71.03% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some argue this is a measure of rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Heywood Hospital -Acute Care Hospitals 1.36 miles away242 Green Street Gardner Massachusetts 01440Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 632-3420
  • Health Alliance - Clinton HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 10.93 miles away60 Hospital Road Leominster Massachusetts 01453Voluntary non-profit - Other(978) 466-2000
  • Athol Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 11.64 miles away2033 Main Street Athol Massachusetts 01331Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 249-3511

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita Pdi Fitchburg8.12 miles away551 Electric Avenue Fitchburg Massachusetts 01420CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (978) 343-4100