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Gloucester Healthcare

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Updated Jan 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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272 Washington Street,
Gloucester MA 01930

(978) 281-0333

46.03% estimated occupancy 1

Gloucester Healthcare is the lone option we were able to find in Gloucester, Massachusetts. We awarded this nursing home an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top third of all facilities in the United States. We really couldn't find many negative things to say about this facility. Its ratings are as good as they get. The best aspect of this facility's impressive profile is its inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

On top of being a first rate facility overall, this place also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Not many facilities performed better in this area. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility also was given a very strong long-term care score. This actually ended up being its second most impressive category score. In that area, this facility received a score of A-. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. One of the criteria we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 99.39394 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a great way to minimize unnecessary hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Turning the page to our third category, this facility received first-rate short-term care score. In fact, it received a grade of A- in that category. Our short-term care scores are thought to be most meaningful for residents in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not just nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. The final statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

The last area we looked at was nursing. In this area, we awarded this nursing home a solid grade of B-. This actually turned out to be this nursing home's worst area. We assessed the licensure of nurses at the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours those nurses worked with residents, in computing our grade in this category. This facility averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily, which is not an impressive total. Finally, while this facility didn't rank highly in terms of nursing hours, it performed better in some of the quality measures we looked at. In terms of the number of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, this nursing home performed better than the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Gloucester Healthcare Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Gloucester Healthcare, 6.76% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Gloucester Healthcare, 4.24% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls are often caused by lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Gloucester Healthcare, 1.86% of Patients had UTIs

This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients which had UTI's. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Gloucester Healthcare, 21.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Gloucester Healthcare, 21.74% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care residents which were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Gloucester Healthcare, 1.31% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Gloucester Healthcare, 98.85% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Gloucester Healthcare, 23.08% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Gloucester Healthcare, 20.93% of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that maintained mobility. Many argue that mobility is vital to patients mental and physical health.


Grade: B-minus

In Gloucester Healthcare, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Gloucester Healthcare, 20.93% of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Gloucester Healthcare, 14.15% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Gloucester Healthcare, 67.03% of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

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  • North Shore Medical Center -Acute Care Hospitals 14.03 miles away81 Highland Avenue Salem Massachusetts 01970Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 741-1215
  • Anna Jaques HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.87 miles away25 Highland Avenue Newburyport Massachusetts 01950Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 463-1000

Nearby Dialysis

  • North Shore Regional Dialysis Center10.6 miles away133 Brimbal Ave Unit E Beverly Massachusetts 01915CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (978) 921-2052
  • Davita Salem Northeast Dialysis14.78 miles away207 Highland Ave Suite 2 Salem Massachusetts 01970CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (978) 744-2075
  • Peabody Dialysis Center15.53 miles away19-a Centennial Drive Peabody Massachusetts 01960CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (978) 532-7663
  • Fresenius Medical Care Danvers15.57 miles away75 Newbury Street Danvers Massachusetts 01923Dialysis Stations: 13 (978) 774-0350
  • Fmc of Newburyport16.77 miles away260 Merrimac Street Towle Building Newburyport Massachusetts 01950CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (978) 465-7030