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Leonard Florence Center for Living

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Leonard Florence Center for Living's website

165 Captain's Row,
Chelsea MA 02150

(617) 887-0001

92.8% estimated occupancy 1

Leonard Florence Center for Living is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Chelsea, Massachusetts. This nursing home proved to be an A rated facility, which is one of the most impressive ratings that we offer. This facility turned out to be one of the better nursing homes in Chelsea, which boasts a good selection of facilities. As you will see below, this facility also performed just fine in our category scores. It is hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts badge

Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Chelsea, Massachusetts badge

Best Nursing Home in Chelsea, Massachusetts Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts badge

Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Chelsea, Massachusetts badge

Best Nursing Home in Chelsea, Massachusetts Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Chelsea, Massachusetts badge

Best Nursing Home in Chelsea, Massachusetts Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a great nursing home overall, it also received A+ government inspections recently. Its inspections are nearly perfect. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this category usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home also was superb in the category of short-term care, where we awarded it a score of A. Very few nursing homes performed better in this category. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to judge a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to offer highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must offer higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. We weren't able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 6.9 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

We also want to note the fact that this facility received a first-rate grade of A in our long-term care category. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 84.61538 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is slightly lower than we were hoping for but still a decent percentage. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

The last category we analyzed is this nursing home's worst category. However, even its lowest point would be a highlight for most nursing homes. In fact, we awarded it a strong grade of B for our nursing category. There are numerous subcategories included in this category. Many of the data points reflect the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Leonard Florence Center for Living Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Leonard Florence Center for Living, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Leonard Florence Center for Living, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Leonard Florence Center for Living, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Leonard Florence Center for Living, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Leonard Florence Center for Living, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Leonard Florence Center for Living, 1.93% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients showing signs of depression. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Leonard Florence Center for Living, 91.44% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Leonard Florence Center for Living, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Leonard Florence Center for Living, 17.66% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Leonard Florence Center for Living, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Leonard Florence Center for Living, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Leonard Florence Center for Living, 10.93 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Leonard Florence Center for Living, 71.35% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Scores for Chelsea, MA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

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Nearby Hospitals

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Nearby Dialysis

  • Massachusetts General Hospital2.04 miles awayDialysis Unit 55 Fruit St, Bigelow 10 Boston Massachusetts 02114Dialysis Stations: 11 (617) 726-3700
  • Medford Dialysis Center (Bma Medford)2.67 miles away305 Mystic Avenue Medford Massachusetts 02155CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 23 (781) 396-9282
  • Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (Dci Boston)2.96 miles away35 Kneeland Street 5th Floor Boston Massachusetts 02111CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (617) 636-6389
  • Dci Ball Square3.25 miles away643 Broadway Somerville Massachusetts 02145CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (617) 616-3600
  • Davita Wellington Circle Dialysis Center3.53 miles away10 Cabot Road Suite 103b Medford Massachusetts 02155CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (781) 306-9740
  • Davita Boston Dialysis3.95 miles awayDialysis Unit 660 Harrison Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02118CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 37 (617) 859-7000
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital4.24 miles awayDialysis Unit 75 Francis Street Boston Massachusetts 02115Dialysis Stations: 7 (617) 732-6130
  • Children's Hospital Boston4.24 miles awayDialysis Unit, Farley Four 300 Longwood Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02115Dialysis Stations: 7 (617) 355-7631