Life Care Center of Acton is a large nursing home located in Acton, Massachusetts. With an A overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the country. You really can not do any better than this nursing home. We also gave this facility strong scores in all of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 155 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

Adding to its strong profile, this nursing home also was given a dominant long-term care score, with a score of A-. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a life threatening ailment for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility does not roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this facility 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 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Short-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: B+Feb 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

Turning our third category, this facility was awarded a strong short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- in that category. In forming these short-term care ratings, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to devise a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. We were pleased to find that this nursing home employs both registered nurses and physical therapists. The same can't be said for all nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home, which as an area this facility performed much more favorably. This place outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes in the country in this area with 61.1 percent of its residents returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most facilities.

Nurse Quality

A-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: BFeb 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

In the final category, this nursing home also was awarded an impressive nursing grade, with an A-. This wrapped up a very impressive profile. Nursing scores are based in large part on quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home provides 3.5 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 facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

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

Life Care Center of Acton Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who have new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Provider
A
3.9%
State
B+
5.75%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often the result of poor nursing care.

Provider
A-
2.06%
State
B
3.35%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poorer hygiene.

Provider
B+
1.62%
State
B
2.46%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
B+
11.17%
State
B-
17.92%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients that were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Provider
B
17.89%
State
B+
18.77%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Provider
B-
3.69%
State
B+
1.73%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
A
100%
State
B-
90.87%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of decline of a resident's health.

Provider
A
8.65%
State
B
14.82%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels.

Provider
B
16.28%
State
B
16.96%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.

Provider
A
0.96
State
B+
1.45
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
B
16.28
State
B
16.96
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Provider
D
14.3
State
B
9.99
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

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

Provider
B-
64.02%
State
B-
63.24%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

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Nearby Dialysis

Dci Walden Pond 1.18 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
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Fresenius Medical Care Chelmsford 9.35 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
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Davita Burlington Regional Dialysis 10.92 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 17
31 Mall Road-Dialysis Suite 1b Burlington Massachusetts 01803
(781) 270-3580
The Dialysis Center at Waltham 11.6 mi
Dialysis Stations: 14
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(781) 642-0331
Davita Woburn Dialysis 12.76 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
23 Warren Avenue Woburn Massachusetts 01801
(781) 935-7700
Fresenius Medical Care of Lowell 12.83 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 35
847 Rogers Street Suite 101 Lowell Massachusetts 01852
(978) 441-5100
Fresenius Medical Care Framingham 13.18 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 22
110 Mt. Wayte Ave. Framingham Massachusetts 01702
(508) 628-3801
Wellesley Dialysis 13.65 mi
Dialysis Stations: 18
195 Worcester Street Lower Level Wellesley Hills Massachusetts 02481
(781) 431-1414