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Lasell House

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: A-Oct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: A+Feb 22: A+Mar 22: A+Apr 22: A+May 22: A+Jun 22: A+Aug 22: A+Sep 22: A+
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Lasell House's website

120 Seminary Avenue,
Auburndale MA 02466

(617) 663-7000

65.45% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Auburndale, Massachusetts, Lasell House is the lone option we identified in the city. Featuring an overall score of A+, this facility is among the top facilities we found. In fact, this nursing home made our top 500 list of the top facilities in the nation, which is an exclusive subset of nursing homes. As you can find below, this facility performed equally well in our category grades. In fact, we gave it straight A's!

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Colostomy Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Massachusetts badge

Best Nursing Home in Massachusetts Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Massachusetts badge

Best Nursing Home in Massachusetts Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to performing well overall, this facility earned nearly flawless government inspections. Therefore, it received one of our highest scores in that area with an A+. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite insignificant. It does not look like we have information on deficiency's for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

This nursing home received strong marks in the area of short-term care. As a result, it received one of our best grades in that category with a grade of A+. Short-term care grades are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a broad scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 6.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Our nursing grade includes quite a few factors, but the primary one is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

The fourth area we rated is long-term care, where this facility received a grade of A. This completed a very impressive report card. Not many facilities earned an A- or higher in every category. Facilities that excel in long-term care typically provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. After we finished looking at the amount of nursing care, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly can be a dangerous illness for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility does not leave this to chance. 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 less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Lasell House Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Lasell House, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents that suffer from pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Lasell House, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Lasell House, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

This figure gauges the percent of long-term care patients who experienced UTI's. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Lasell House, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Lasell House, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Lasell House, 1.93% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Lasell House, 91.44% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Lasell House, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Some argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Lasell House, 17.66% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percent of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels. Some believe that mobility is vital to patients well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Lasell House, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Lasell House, 10.93 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Lasell House, 71.35% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Newton-Wellesley HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.51 miles away2014 Washington Street Newton Lower Falls Massachusetts 02462Voluntary non-profit - Other(617) 243-6000
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - NeedhamAcute Care Hospitals 4.36 miles away148 Chestnut Street Needham Heights Massachusetts 02494Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 453-3002
  • St Elizabeth's Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.17 miles away736 Cambridge Street Brighton Massachusetts 02135Proprietary(617) 789-3000
  • Mount Auburn HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.36 miles away330 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 492-3500
  • Brigham and Women's Faulkner HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.68 miles away1153 Centre Street Jamaica Plain Massachusetts 02130Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 983-7000
  • Brigham and Women's HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.14 miles away75 Francis Street Boston Massachusetts 02115Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 732-5500
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.25 miles away330 Brookline Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02215Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 667-7000
  • Boston Children's HospitalChildrens 7.29 miles away300 Longwood Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02115Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 735-6000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Wellesley Dialysis1.63 miles away195 Worcester Street Lower Level Wellesley Hills Massachusetts 02481Dialysis Stations: 18 (781) 431-1414
  • The Dialysis Center at Waltham3.67 miles away135 Beaver Street, Suite 111 Waltham Massachusetts 02452Dialysis Stations: 14 (781) 642-0331
  • Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center of Boston4.41 miles awayDialysis Unit - Ccp 7 736 Cambridge Street Brighton Massachusetts 02135Dialysis Stations: 17 (617) 789-2592
  • Davita Northeast Cambridge Dialysis5.95 miles away799 Concord Avenue Cambridge Massachusetts 02138CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (617) 547-7700
  • Davita Brookline Dialysis6.52 miles away322 Washington Street Brookline Massachusetts 02445CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (617) 734-7794
  • Kidney Center6.94 miles away888 Commonwealth Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02215CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (617) 739-3000
  • Dci Brigham/Faulkner7.04 miles awayDci Brigham/Faulkner 1153 Centre Street, Belkin House Jamaica Plain Massachusetts 02130CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (617) 983-4470
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital8.04 miles awayDialysis Unit 75 Francis Street Boston Massachusetts 02115Dialysis Stations: 7 (617) 732-6130