German Center for Extended Care is in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. This nursing home turns out to be a grade A facility, which is a high-end rating. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top ten percentile of all facilities in the nation. If you look further down this page, you will see this place's category ratings, which are just as impressive as its overall grade.
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German Center for Extended Care
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- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
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Best Nursing Home in West Roxbury, Massachusetts Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in West Roxbury, Massachusetts Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in West Roxbury, Massachusetts Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving an elite overall rating, this facility also received an A+ inspection score. This is based on the facility's recent government inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the best complements we can offer a facility. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively minor. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Another reason we graded this nursing home so favorably is that it received an A+ long-term care grade. This is simply as elite as it gets in this area. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. After we finished looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 99.73118 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is often a life threatening illness for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't take any chances. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also would like to note the fact that this facility was given a top-shelf grade of A in our short-term care category. Our short-term care grade is often used to gauge a facility's rehabilitation services In order to have good rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have better levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we considered in this category is the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
In the last category we looked at, this nursing home was awarded an impressive grade grade of A- in our nursing category. With this score, the facility finished off a straight A profile. In determining our nursing ratings, we assess both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home 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 the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of turning patients more often.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
German Center for Extended Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In German Center for Extended Care, 6.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In German Center for Extended Care, 3.77% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percent of long-term care patients who had a fall which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In German Center for Extended Care, 2.05% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents which experienced a UTI. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In German Center for Extended Care, 19.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients which are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In German Center for Extended Care, 18.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In German Center for Extended Care, 2.48% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In German Center for Extended Care, 91.39% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In German Center for Extended Care, 16.21% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some experts believe this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In German Center for Extended Care, 15.75% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In German Center for Extended Care, 1.68 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In German Center for Extended Care, 15.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In German Center for Extended Care, 11.2 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In German Center for Extended Care, 71.52% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living usually correlates with better rehabilitation.
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