Located in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Loomis House Nursing Center is one of seven facilities in this area. Featuring an overall rating of C, this is likely a solid facility. We wanted to point out that Holyoke received a city grade of A-, so you may want to look at other options in the city as well. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's report card is its impressive nursing rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Loomis House Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a nursing score which is better than its overall rating. We awarded this place an above average grade of B+ in this area. Nursing ratings are mostly based on a facility's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
This nursing home also performed well in inspections. As a result, it received one of our best scores in that category with an B+. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Based on this, we still had positive view of this facility's inspections.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third area we graded was long-term care, where this facility received a C in this area. Long-term care ratings are based on the nursing home's volume of nursing care. This means a broad range of personal care services, ranging from assistance with activities of daily living to routine healthcare services. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 92.83276 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be a few points below what we expected but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Nevertheless, this nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the fourth area, this facility received a C for short-term care, which is generally a decent grade. Short-term care grades are generally employed to grade a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To offer quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to have better levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. We were surprised to find that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. It supplied fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 4.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Loomis House Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Loomis House Nursing Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is is a measure of the percent of long-term residents which developed pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Loomis House Nursing Center, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Loomis House Nursing Center, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs
This figure gauges the percent of long-term patients which had UTI's. UTI's may be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Loomis House Nursing Center, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term care residents that are administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Loomis House Nursing Center, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Loomis House Nursing Center, 1.93% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Loomis House Nursing Center, 91.44% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Loomis House Nursing Center, 15.15% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Many would argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Loomis House Nursing Center, 17.66% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Loomis House Nursing Center, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Loomis House Nursing Center, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Loomis House Nursing Center, 10.93 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Loomis House Nursing Center, 71.35% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with better rehabilitation.
Scores for Holyoke, MA
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- 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 A
Looking for more options? Holyoke, Massachusetts has 6 other nursing homes
- Holyoke Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.12 miles away575 Beech Street Holyoke Massachusetts 01040Voluntary non-profit - Private(413) 534-2500
- Baystate Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.4 miles away759 Chestnut Street Springfield Massachusetts 01199Voluntary non-profit - Private(413) 794-0000
- Mercy Medical CtrAcute Care Hospitals 6.96 miles away271 Carew Street Springfield Massachusetts 01104Voluntary non-profit - Private(413) 748-9000
- Cooley Dickinson Hospital Inc,TheAcute Care Hospitals 8.57 miles away30 Locust Street Northampton Massachusetts 01060Voluntary non-profit - Private(413) 582-2000
- Baystate Noble HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.73 miles away115 West Silver Street Westfield Massachusetts 01085Voluntary non-profit - Private(413) 568-2811
- Baystate Wing Hospital and Medical CentersAcute Care Hospitals 15.58 miles away40 Wright Street Palmer Massachusetts 01069Voluntary non-profit - Other(413) 283-7651
- Ara-Holyoke Dialysis LLC2.83 miles away36 Lower Westfield Rd Unit C-153 Holyoke Massachusetts 01040Dialysis Stations: 20 (413) 533-3128
- Dialysis Center of Western Massachusetts4.24 miles away601 Memorial Drive, Suite H Chicopee Massachusetts 01020Dialysis Stations: 15 (413) 593-3078
- Chicopee Dialysis Center4.36 miles awayI 391 Industrial Park 317 Meadow Street Chicopee Massachusetts 01013Dialysis Stations: 17 (413) 535-2529
- Pioneer Valley Dialysis Center4.87 miles away208 Ashley Avenue West Springfield Massachusetts 01089CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 29 (413) 750-3400
- Hampshire County Dialysis Center7.38 miles away84 Conz Street Northampton Massachusetts 01060Dialysis Stations: 13 (413) 586-7989
- Western Mass. Kidney Center (Bma Springfield)7.48 miles away2000 Main Street Springfield Massachusetts 01103CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 33 (413) 739-4751
- East Springfield Dialysis (Bma of Massachusetts)7.91 miles away1515 State Street Springfield Massachusetts 01109CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (413) 732-1586
- Springfield Dialysis Center7.96 miles away125 Liberty Street, Suite 101 Springfield Massachusetts 01103Dialysis Stations: 16 (413) 736-9600