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Keystone Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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: ASep 20: AOct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: ANov 21: AJan 22: B+Feb 22: B+Mar 22: B+Apr 22: BMay 22: BJun 22: B
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Keystone Center's website

44 Keystone Drive,
Leominster MA 01453

(978) 537-9327

47.35% estimated occupancy 1

Keystone Center is one of only two available nursing homes located in Leominster, Massachusetts. With an overall score of B, this is a good facility. This place definitely has plenty working in its favor. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection reports, which is addressed 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 Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Meal Delivery
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

This facility received a strong overall score as described above, but we especially would like to emphasize its nearly flawless health inspections in recent years. We gave them an A- in this area. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this area generally have very few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility also was awarded a strong long-term care grade. In fact, we gave it an above average grade of B+ in this category. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. One of the statistics we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 83.67347 percent of its patients. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. We analyzed the licensure of nurses working for the facility, in addition to the quantity of time those nurses spent with residents, in computing our score in this area. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning patients even once per day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

Moving on to our next category, this nursing home was awarded a decent short-term care score of B-. In computing these short-term care scores, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to devise a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this category is the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Keystone Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Keystone Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is an indication of the percent of long-term patients which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Keystone Center, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Keystone Center, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Keystone Center, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Keystone Center, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care residents who are prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Keystone Center, 1.95% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Keystone Center, 91.63% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Keystone Center, 15.18% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and continence. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Keystone Center, 19.01% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that retained mobility levels. Many believe that mobility is vital to patients mental and physical health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Keystone Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Keystone Center, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Keystone Center, 10.9 Percentage of Patients

This indicates 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

Grade: C

In Keystone Center, 71.03% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Health Alliance - Clinton HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.22 miles away60 Hospital Road Leominster Massachusetts 01453Voluntary non-profit - Other(978) 466-2000
  • Nashoba Valley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.79 miles away200 Groton Road Ayer Massachusetts 01432Proprietary(978) 784-9000
  • Heywood Hospital -Acute Care Hospitals 12.35 miles away242 Green Street Gardner Massachusetts 01440Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 632-3420
  • Marlborough HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.69 miles away157 Union Street Marlborough Massachusetts 01752Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 481-5000
  • Umass Memorial Medical Center IncAcute Care Hospitals 19.18 miles away55 Lake Avenue North Worcester Massachusetts 01655Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 334-1000
  • St Joseph HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.37 miles away172 Kinsley St Nashua New Hampshire 03060Voluntary non-profit - Other(603) 882-3000
  • Emerson Hospital -Acute Care Hospitals 19.59 miles away133 Old Road to 9 Acre Corner Concord Massachusetts 01742Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 369-1400

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita Pdi Fitchburg3.78 miles away551 Electric Avenue Fitchburg Massachusetts 01420CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (978) 343-4100
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Marlborough17.8 miles away360 Cedar Hill Street Suite 3 Marlborough Massachusetts 01752CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (508) 460-9250
  • Dci Walden Pond18.55 miles away56 B Winthrop Street Concord Massachusetts 01742Dialysis Stations: 13 (978) 369-1683
  • Davita Pdi Worcester19.01 miles away19 Glennie Street Suite A Worcester Massachusetts 01605CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 29 (508) 421-9539
  • Freedom Center of Worcester19.3 miles away1 Innovation Drive Suite 110 Worcester Massachusetts 01605Dialysis Stations: 6 (508) 767-3950
  • University Dialysis Center (Bma of Shrewsbury)19.35 miles away239-243 Boston Turnpike Road Shrewsbury Massachusetts 01545Dialysis Stations: 16 (508) 753-0886
  • U-Mass Memorial Health Care Systems19.65 miles awayDialysis Unit 55 Lake Avenue North Rm h7-331 Worcester Massachusetts 01655Dialysis Stations: 13 (774) 442-3814