Leonard Florence Center for Living is a nursing home located in Chelsea, Massachusetts, which has 35,124 people. This nursing home was given an overall rating of A+. Indeed, this is actually the number one rated facility in Chelsea. We flat out can not say enough good things about this place. Finally, this appears to be a very consistent facility with consistently strong grades in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 100 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Non profit - Corporation

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Long-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 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

We also found that this nursing home excelled in our long-term care rating. We gave them an A+ in this area. For patients in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. Although we determined this facility has a favorable amount of nursing hours provided by nurses and other nursing staff, we found its vaccine statistics to be somewhat slightly lower than we anticipated. It provided the pneumonia vaccine to just 89.454544 percent of its residents. This is one statistic we'd like to see this facility improve on. The last datapoint we looked at is the nursing home's hospitalization rate. Here we found that this facility had 1.86 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is middle of the road in this area.

Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: A+Jul 19: AAug 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

This facility also received an A+ inspection grade, making it one of the rare places to receive multiple A+'s in our categories. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite minor. 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

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

In the third area we looked at, this nursing home received superb marks in the area of short-term care. For this reason, it received one of our best scores in that area with a grade of of A+. Short-term care ratings are critical for prospective residents needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a wide spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. This nursing home provides more services with registered nurses and physical therapists than most facilities we looked at. This is typically an encouraging sign. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes in the country in this area with 62.5 percent of its residents returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most facilities.

Nurse Quality

A
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

In our last area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing score. This rounded out a very strong profile. When computing a nursing home's nursing rating, we assess the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients and the level of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home provides an incredible 6.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Out of this total, many of the hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to offering impressive levels of care, this facility was also above average in several of the major quality measures we looked at in this category. It performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.

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
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Leonard Florence Center for Living Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.

Provider
A
3.72%
State
B+
5.75%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are often linked to poor nursing care. More supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
B
3.27%
State
B
3.35%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
2.46%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used to treat several medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Provider
A
7.78%
State
B-
17.92%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.

Provider
C
24.52%
State
B+
18.77%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is the percent of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression could indicate worse patient care.

Provider
B-
3.8%
State
B+
1.73%
National
B+
5.08%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
C
94.73%
State
B-
90.87%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Many in the industry believe that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Provider
A+
3.06%
State
B
14.82%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
C
13.44%
State
B
16.96%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical well-being of nursing home residents.

Provider
B-
1.86
State
B+
1.45
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Provider
A-
13.44
State
B
16.96
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Provider
A-
7.9
State
B
9.99
National
B
10.25

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

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

Provider
A+
87.29%
State
B-
63.24%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Massachusetts General Hospital 2.32 mi
55 Fruit Street Boston Massachusetts 02114
(617) 726-2000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary - 2.34 mi
243 Charles Street Boston Massachusetts 02114
(617) 523-7900
Acute Care Hospitals
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Tufts Medical Center 3.06 mi
800 Washington Street Boston Massachusetts 02111
(617) 636-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
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Cambridge Health Alliance 3.17 mi
1493 Cambridge Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138
(617) 665-2300
Acute Care Hospitals
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Boston Medical Center Corporation- 4.22 mi
1 Boston Medical Center Place Boston Massachusetts 02118
(617) 638-8000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Mount Auburn Hospital 4.58 mi
330 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138
(617) 492-3500
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 4.67 mi
330 Brookline Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02215
(617) 667-7000
Acute Care Hospitals
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Boston Children's Hospital 4.81 mi
300 Longwood Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02115
(617) 735-6000
Childrens
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Massachusetts General Hospital 2.04 mi
Dialysis Stations: 11
Dialysis Unit 55 Fruit St, Bigelow 10 Boston Massachusetts 02114
(617) 726-3700
Medford Dialysis Center (Bma Medford) 2.67 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 23
305 Mystic Avenue Medford Massachusetts 02155
(781) 396-9282
Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (Dci Boston) 2.96 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 21
35 Kneeland Street 5th Floor Boston Massachusetts 02111
(617) 636-6389
Dci Ball Square 3.25 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 16
643 Broadway Somerville Massachusetts 02145
(617) 616-3600
Davita Wellington Circle Dialysis Center 3.53 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 17
10 Cabot Road Suite 103b Medford Massachusetts 02155
(781) 306-9740
Davita Boston Dialysis 3.95 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 37
Dialysis Unit 660 Harrison Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02118
(617) 859-7000
Brigham and Women's Hospital 4.24 mi
Dialysis Stations: 7
Dialysis Unit 75 Francis Street Boston Massachusetts 02115
(617) 732-6130
Children's Hospital Boston 4.24 mi
Dialysis Stations: 7
Dialysis Unit, Farley Four 300 Longwood Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02115
(617) 355-7631