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Highview of Northampton

  • Nursing Home
  • Home Health Agency
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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Highview of Northampton's website

222 River Road,
Leeds MA 01053

(413) 584-8457

88.58% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Highview of Northampton has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Highview of Northampton is an average-sized nursing home in Leeds, Massachusetts. Featuring an overall score of F, we consider this to be a bottom of the barrel nursing home. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Leeds. The city has just one other nursing home. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, we will 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 - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Medication Management
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Blood Administration
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Catheter Care
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Registered Staff Hours

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

Grade: C

Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a grade of C for our short-term care rating. Our short-term care ratings are likely most meaningful for individuals in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not just nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. We were surprised to find that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. The facility offered fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The final metric we looked at in this area is the number of patients that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

This facility also didn't fare too badly in the category of long-term care. Indeed, we gave it a C for that category, which turned out to be another one of its more favorable grades. Long-term care grades assess a facility's personal care instead of the skilled nursing and healthcare services that are critical to a rehabilitation facility. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Candidly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility administered the vaccine to a relatively low 87.73585 percent of its residents. On a more positive note, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

Remarkably, we awarded this nursing home a grade of C for our nursing rating, which isn't a bad grade. When computing our nursing ratings, we factor in both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This facility provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this facility actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually a reliable indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place. Some falls can be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses aids to assist its patients.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

The final category we assessed was inspections. This facility did not receive positive inspection reports in recent years. In fact, we had to give it an F in this category. You should pay close attention to any deficiencies on a facility's inspection reports when it receives this bad of an inspection rating. We suggest you scrutinize the severity of the deficiencies. This nursing home was assessed 4 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we found is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they posed a threat to patient health or safety. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Highview of Northampton Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Highview of Northampton, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients that suffered from pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Highview of Northampton, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which have sustained a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Highview of Northampton, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Highview of Northampton, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric gauges the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Highview of Northampton, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Highview of Northampton, 1.93% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Highview of Northampton, 91.44% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Highview of Northampton, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Highview of Northampton, 17.66% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who remained mobile levels. Some experts believe that mobility is important for patients health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Highview of Northampton, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Highview of Northampton, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Highview of Northampton, 10.93 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Highview of Northampton, 71.35% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Cooley Dickinson Hospital Inc,TheAcute Care Hospitals 3.1 miles away30 Locust Street Northampton Massachusetts 01060Voluntary non-profit - Private(413) 582-2000
  • Holyoke Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 11.76 miles away575 Beech Street Holyoke Massachusetts 01040Voluntary non-profit - Private(413) 534-2500
  • Baystate Noble HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.24 miles away115 West Silver Street Westfield Massachusetts 01085Voluntary non-profit - Private(413) 568-2811
  • Baystate Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 17.26 miles away759 Chestnut Street Springfield Massachusetts 01199Voluntary non-profit - Private(413) 794-0000
  • Baystate Franklin Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 17.49 miles away164 High Street Greenfield Massachusetts 01301Voluntary non-profit - Private(413) 773-0211
  • Mercy Medical CtrAcute Care Hospitals 17.8 miles away271 Carew Street Springfield Massachusetts 01104Voluntary non-profit - Private(413) 748-9000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Hampshire County Dialysis Center4.9 miles away84 Conz Street Northampton Massachusetts 01060Dialysis Stations: 13 (413) 586-7989
  • Ara-Holyoke Dialysis LLC13.68 miles away36 Lower Westfield Rd Unit C-153 Holyoke Massachusetts 01040Dialysis Stations: 20 (413) 533-3128
  • Dialysis Center of Western Massachusetts14.38 miles away601 Memorial Drive, Suite H Chicopee Massachusetts 01020Dialysis Stations: 15 (413) 593-3078
  • Chicopee Dialysis Center15.18 miles awayI 391 Industrial Park 317 Meadow Street Chicopee Massachusetts 01013Dialysis Stations: 17 (413) 535-2529
  • Pioneer Valley Dialysis Center15.74 miles away208 Ashley Avenue West Springfield Massachusetts 01089CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 29 (413) 750-3400
  • Ara-Ludlow Dialysis, LLC17.84 miles away14 Chestnut Place, Suite B Ludlow Massachusetts 01056CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (413) 583-7983
  • East Springfield Dialysis (Bma of Massachusetts)18.32 miles away1515 State Street Springfield Massachusetts 01109CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (413) 732-1586
  • Western Mass. Kidney Center (Bma Springfield)18.34 miles away2000 Main Street Springfield Massachusetts 01103CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 33 (413) 739-4751