German Center for Extended Care is a nursing home located in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, which has 25,861 people. We gave this facility an overall score of A which is a superb overall rating. This is ranked among the better nursing homes in West Roxbury, which offers some quality facilities. We flat out can not say enough great things about this nursing home. This nursing home also received consistently good ratings in all of the major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 133 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Non profit - Corporation

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Short-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

In addition to earning a great overall score, this facility received an A+ for short-term care. In determining our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This category is considered to be a solid measure of a facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. This nursing home provides more services with physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is usually a favorable sign. The last statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it fared as well as just about any facility in Massachusetts in this area with 60.9 percent of its residents returning home. For most nursing homes, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.

Facility Inspections

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

Adding to this nursing home's impressive resume, we gave this nursing home an A for our inspections rating. Our inspection scores account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this area usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. 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.

Nurse Quality

A-
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing rating is primarily tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home boasts a really impressive 4.6 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, of which a significant portion was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to looking at levels of nursing care, we also looked at a few quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these datapoints as predictive indicators of the quality of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Long-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

In the last area, this nursing home also received an excellent long-term care rating, with a grade of B+. This rounded out a first-rate report card. Facilities that do well in this category tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to providing very favorable levels of nurse staffing, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 98.94459 percent of its residents. This percentage is also much better than the majority of nursing homes. This combination proved to be effective as this place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.67 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

German Center for Extended Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.

Provider
C
10.76%
State
B+
5.75%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are often linked to poor nursing care. More supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
D
6.33%
State
B
3.35%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Provider
B+
1.33%
State
B
2.46%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used to treat several medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Provider
B+
10.82%
State
B-
17.92%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.

Provider
A
10.1%
State
B+
18.77%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is the percent of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression could indicate worse patient care.

Provider
B+
1.1%
State
B+
1.73%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
A-
99.47%
State
B-
90.87%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Many in the industry believe that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Provider
A+
6.5%
State
B
14.82%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
D
8.4%
State
B
16.96%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.

Provider
A+
0.67
State
B+
1.45
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Provider
A
8.4
State
B
16.96
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Provider
A-
6.77
State
B
9.99
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Provider
A
81.69%
State
B-
63.24%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

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Nearby Dialysis

Dci Brigham/Faulkner 3.37 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 21
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Westwood Dialysis Center (Bma Westwood) 4.44 mi
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Dialysis Stations: 18
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(781) 326-9985
Davita Brookline Dialysis 4.61 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 25
322 Washington Street Brookline Massachusetts 02445
(617) 734-7794
Boston Dialysis Center (Bma Boston) 4.75 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 21
2100 Dorchester Avenue 1 South Dorchester Center Massachusetts 02124
(617) 298-2475
Mary Eliza Mahoney Dialysis Center (Bma of Massachusetts) 4.92 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
416 Warren Street Roxbury Massachusetts 02119
(617) 445-9989
Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center of Boston 5.01 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
Dialysis Unit - Ccp 7 736 Cambridge Street Brighton Massachusetts 02135
(617) 789-2592
Wellesley Dialysis 5.13 mi
Dialysis Stations: 18
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Brigham and Women's Hospital 5.83 mi
Dialysis Stations: 7
Dialysis Unit 75 Francis Street Boston Massachusetts 02115
(617) 732-6130