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Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

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

59 Eastwood Circle,
Gardner MA 01440

(978) 632-8776

77.98% 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. The best part of this place's profile is is its short-term care grade. We discuss short-term care 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

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

Grade: B-plus

Part of the reason this facility fared so well overall is that it excelled in the category of short-term care, with a grade of B+ in that area. It outperformed most facilities 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. It doesn't look like this nursing home provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B

Adding to its strong profile, this facility earned a grade of B for its inspections rating. This is an above average grade in this area. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. We weren't able to track down deficiency counts for this nursing home. We wish we had more data for this facility. Without all of the deficiency related data, it was difficult to really grade it in the inspections category.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. We weighed the skill-level of nurses at the nursing home, as well as the quantity of time those nurses spent with residents, in computing our grade in this area. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home 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 generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The final area we looked at is long-term care. This facility was awarded an impressive long-term care grade this year, with a B. This facility truly doesn't have any weak grades. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 98.47909 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a life or death condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave this to chance. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

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

This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term residents which have had a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of long-term patients which were administered antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly given to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1.93% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 91.44% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 17.66% 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: B-plus

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1.44 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, 17.66 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: D

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 10.93 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

In Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 71.35% 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