Gloucester Healthcare is one of just a few facilities in Gloucester, Massachusetts. We awarded this nursing home an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the nation. We couldn't find many bad things to say about this place. Its ratings are impeccable. If you look further down this page, you can see this place's category grades, which are also strong.
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a strong overall grade, this facility also excelled in our inspections category, which is based on its recent inspection reports. We gave it a grade of A in this category. Our inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this area tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. While this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also want to emphasize the fact that this facility was given a superb score of A- in our short-term care area. Our short-term care ratings are probably more critical for patients requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we considered in this category is the number of residents who returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
Moving on our next area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for its long-term care score. This is a superb grade. Facilities that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 99.42197 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
The final area we graded was nursing, where this facility received a B+. This rounded out an elite report card. Not many facilities received a B+ or better in in each area we assessed. The nursing grade is based on several subcategories. The most important one is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This particular nursing home 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 facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gloucester Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gloucester Healthcare, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gloucester Healthcare, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents who experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gloucester Healthcare, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gloucester Healthcare, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gloucester Healthcare, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gloucester Healthcare, 1.95% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gloucester Healthcare, 91.63% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gloucester Healthcare, 15.18% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gloucester Healthcare, 19.01% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Gloucester Healthcare, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gloucester Healthcare, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gloucester Healthcare, 10.9 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures 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
In Gloucester Healthcare, 71.03% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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