Located in North Chatham, Massachusetts, Broad Reach Healthcare is the sole facility we found in the area. Sporting an overall score of A, this facility is ranked among the most elite facilities we assessed. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the United States. Scroll down to see this facility's category ratings, which are also impressive. It's hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.
Broad Reach Healthcare
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Inspection scores are based on datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. It doesn't look like we have deficiency data for this nursing home. We would like to have more information about this nursing home. Without the information regarding deficiencies, it was difficult to evaluate this nursing home in this category.
Short-term Care Quality
To add to its top-shelf assessments in other areas, we gave this facility a score of A for its short-term care grade. In calculating our short-term care grades, we assess the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is considered to be a solid assessment of a facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category. In computing a nursing home's nursing rating, we assess the number of hours nurses are with residents and the level of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place 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 frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at was long-term care, in which this facility received a grade of B. Even though this ended up being its worst category rating, this is still a good grade. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are kept in good health. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 74.19355 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be a few points lower than we anticipated but still a decent percentage. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Broad Reach Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Broad Reach Healthcare, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay patients which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Broad Reach Healthcare, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Broad Reach Healthcare, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Better hygiene protocols limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Broad Reach Healthcare, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Broad Reach Healthcare, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Broad Reach Healthcare, 1.95% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Broad Reach Healthcare, 91.63% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Broad Reach Healthcare, 15.18% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Many in the industry believe that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Broad Reach Healthcare, 19.01% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Broad Reach Healthcare, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Broad Reach Healthcare, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Broad Reach Healthcare, 10.9 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Broad Reach Healthcare, 71.03% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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