Knollwood Nursing Center is a nursing home located in Worcester, Massachusetts. This city has a population of 181,315 people. Sporting an overall grade of A+, this nursing home is without a doubt a phenomenal nursing home. Not surprisingly, this is substantially better than most of the nursing homes in the city. This facility also received strong ratings in all four of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

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Non profit - Corporation

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 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

To pair with a strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A+ for inspections. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. 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-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 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

One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. In that area, we gave this nursing home an A+. We weighed the skill-level of nurses at the nursing home, in addition to the number of hours the nurses were with residents, in determining our rating in this area. This facility provides an incredible 4.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. Out of this total, many of the hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the more highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to providing impressive levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home in the nation in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.

Short-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: B+Apr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 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 was given an A+ for its short-term care grade. In the category of short-term care, we try to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. One reason for this facility's strong score in this category is that it provides more care with registered nurses to its residents than the average nursing home. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return home from this nursing home. It fared as well as just about any nursing home in the country in this area with 70.6 percent of its residents returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

A
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

In the final category, this nursing home also received a first-rate long-term care rating, with a grade of A. This wrapped up a rare straight A report card. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. In addition to assessing the well above average quantity of care provided by aids and other staff at this nursing home, we also were pleased by the facility's vaccination record. By way of example, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 99.5984 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively 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
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Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Knollwood Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Provider
A
3.69%
State
B+
5.75%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a fall which caused serious injury.

Provider
A+
0.4%
State
B
3.35%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poor hygiene.

Provider
B
2.02%
State
B
2.46%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many medical conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
A
6.07%
State
B-
17.92%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
B-
20.96%
State
B+
18.77%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients demonstrating signs of depression.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
1.73%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Measures the percentage of long-term patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.

Provider
A
99.8%
State
B-
90.87%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.

Provider
A
9.72%
State
B
14.82%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels.

Provider
D
9.87%
State
B
16.96%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.

Provider
A+
0.66
State
B+
1.45
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
A
9.87
State
B
16.96
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.

Provider
D
14.6
State
B
9.99
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Provider
A
84.59%
State
B-
63.24%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Umass Memorial Medical Center Inc 2.85 mi
55 Lake Avenue North Worcester Massachusetts 01655
(508) 334-1000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
St Vincent Hospital 3.84 mi
123 Summer Street Worcester Massachusetts 01608
(508) 363-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Marlborough Hospital 11.39 mi
157 Union Street Marlborough Massachusetts 01752
(508) 481-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Health Alliance - Clinton Hospital 15.64 mi
60 Hospital Road Leominster Massachusetts 01453
(978) 466-2000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Milford Regional Medical Center 17.73 mi
14 Prospect Street Milford Massachusetts 01757
(508) 473-1190
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Metrowest Medical Center 17.94 mi
115 Lincoln Street Framingham Massachusetts 01701
(508) 383-1000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Davita Pdi Worcester 2.88 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 29
19 Glennie Street Suite A Worcester Massachusetts 01605
(508) 421-9539
Freedom Center of Worcester 2.89 mi
Dialysis Stations: 6
1 Innovation Drive Suite 110 Worcester Massachusetts 01605
(508) 767-3950
U-Mass Memorial Health Care Systems 3.31 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
Dialysis Unit 55 Lake Avenue North Rm h7-331 Worcester Massachusetts 01655
(774) 442-3814
University Dialysis Center (Bma of Shrewsbury) 3.33 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
239-243 Boston Turnpike Road Shrewsbury Massachusetts 01545
(508) 753-0886
Davita Shrewsbury Street Dialysis 3.56 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
267 Shrewsbury Street Worcester Massachusetts 01604
(774) 530-6353
Saint Vincent's Hospital 4.27 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
Hemodialysis Unit 123 Summer St, Suite 380 Worcester Massachusetts 01608
(508) 363-9460
Bio-Medical Applications of Massachusetts Inc 4.9 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
867 Grafton Street Worcester Massachusetts 01604
(203) 387-9332
Auburn Health LLC 8.99 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
771 South Bridge Street Suite 1 Auburn Massachusetts 01501
(508) 832-3604