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Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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59 Eastwood Circle,
Gardner MA 01440

(978) 632-8776

88.38% 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 very solid facility, with an overall grade of B. You can definitely do much worse than this nursing home. This place was stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of our major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • 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

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

One of the reasons this ended up being a strong nursing home is that it earned an impressive inspection score. Inspections is its best category grade. In this category, we gave this facility a grade of A-. Our inspection ratings are tied to many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. We were not able to find information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Without having deficiency related data for this facility, it is a challenge to fully evaluate the place in the inspections category.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Adding to its profile, this nursing home also earned a score of B for its short-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this area. Our short-term care grades are believed to be more important for patients requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more highly-skilled nursing services. This includes not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This nursing home is also strong in the category of long-term care, where it was awarded a score of B. It performed better than most nursing homes in this area. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly can be a deadly ailment for nursing home patients so we prefer when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

The final area we assessed is nursing. This nursing home was awarded a grade of C for the area. Nursing ratings are primarily based on the nursing home's nurse staffing. This place provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a low total compared with most nursing homes. Finally, our nursing ratings also factor in some quality-focused measures. We look at the percent of residents who sustained pressure ulcers and major falls. Sometimes these metrics are decent indicators of the quality of nursing care, since better care can reduce these issues.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 6.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure tells you the percent of long-term care residents which have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 7.6% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who have had a fall resulting in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1.69% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poor hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 12.79% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 20.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1.95% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 96.93% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 22.66% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and eating. Some experts believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 13.93% of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility.


Grade: A-minus

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to preserving the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 13.93% of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 23.29% of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 71.59% of Resident

Measures the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue that this is a measure of a facility's 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