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Leonard Florence Center for Living

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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165 Captain's Row,
Chelsea MA 02150

(617) 887-0001

94.9% estimated occupancy 1

Leonard Florence Center for Living is located in Chelsea, Massachusetts, a city with a population of 35,124 people. We gave this facility a phenomenal overall rating of A. Consequently, it is among the better facilities in Chelsea. This is an impressive achievement since the city has some very good nursing homes. You simply can not do any better than this facility. Headlining this facility's stellar profile is its inspection reports, which we will address in the next section.

Quick Details

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

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of being a strong facility overall, it also received A+ inspections recently. Its inspections are virtually perfect. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. 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

Among its many dominant scores, this facility received a top-shelf short-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it a score of A in that category. Our short-term care ratings are critical for residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a vast range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. It does not look like this facility provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Finally, we considered the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. This nursing home performed better in this area than in its staffing levels. This place fared as well as just about any facility in the country with 67.3 percent of its patients returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Moving on our third category, we gave this nursing home a grade of A for our long-term care rating. This is a dominant score. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 86.52482 percent of its residents. This is slightly lower than we were hoping for. Lastly, we looked at the nursing home's number of hospitalizations. Here we found that this nursing home had 2.85 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. While this wasn't as favorable as most of its other scores in this area, this statistic may be skewed for some nursing homes due to some of the medical complexity of patients.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Turning to the final area, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we gave it a B+ in that area. This rounded out a first-rate profile. There are several criteria within this area. Many of these criteria reflect the quantity of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 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 nursing home performed better than average in this area. This is often a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented 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 18Jun 22

Leonard Florence Center for Living Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Leonard Florence Center for Living, 6.42% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Leonard Florence Center for Living, 3.57% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients who sustained falls resulting in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Leonard Florence Center for Living, 2.4% of Patients had UTIs

This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients who experienced a UTI. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Leonard Florence Center for Living, 19.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Leonard Florence Center for Living, 19% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Leonard Florence Center for Living, 1.96% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients showing depressive symptoms. High levels of depression could be an indicator a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Leonard Florence Center for Living, 91.59% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Leonard Florence Center for Living, 15.22% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Leonard Florence Center for Living, 19.05% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Leonard Florence Center for Living, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Leonard Florence Center for Living, 19.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Leonard Florence Center for Living, 10.96 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Leonard Florence Center for Living, 70.74% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements.

Scores for Chelsea, MA

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

Looking for more options? Chelsea, Massachusetts has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Massachusetts General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.32 miles away55 Fruit Street Boston Massachusetts 02114Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 726-2000
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary -Acute Care Hospitals 2.34 miles away243 Charles Street Boston Massachusetts 02114Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 523-7900
  • Tufts Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.06 miles away800 Washington Street Boston Massachusetts 02111Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 636-5000
  • Cambridge Health AllianceAcute Care Hospitals 3.17 miles away1493 Cambridge Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138Government - Local(617) 665-2300
  • Boston Medical Center Corporation-Acute Care Hospitals 4.22 miles away1 Boston Medical Center Place Boston Massachusetts 02118Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 638-8000
  • Mount Auburn HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.58 miles away330 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 492-3500
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.67 miles away330 Brookline Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02215Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 667-7000
  • Boston Children's HospitalChildrens 4.81 miles away300 Longwood Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02115Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 735-6000

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

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