Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center is one of four nursing homes located in Natick, Massachusetts. Sporting an overall grade of A, this is without a doubt a first-rate facility. You really can not do any better than this nursing home. Headlining this nursing home's remarkable report card is its short-term care score, which we will address in the next paragraph.
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Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Natick, Massachusetts Awards 2019
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Short-term Care Quality
On top of earning a great overall score, this nursing home also received an A+ in short-term care. In determining our short-term care grades, we analyze a facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This grade is frequently a fair assessment of a facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.3 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
This facility also received an A+ inspection grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+'s in our category grades. This score is based on the place's recent inspection reports. An A+ in this area is one of the biggest complements we can pay to a facility. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite minor. It doesn't look like we have deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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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. Nursing scores are tied to levels of nurse staffing. 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 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.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the final category, this nursing home was given a high-end long-term care score. In fact, we gave it an A- in that category, resulting in this facility receiving straight A's. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 95.34884 percent of its patients, which is better than most nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center, 6.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center, 3.77% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percent of long-term residents which had falls which caused major injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center, 2.05% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Better hygiene protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center, 19.24% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for many conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center, 18.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center, 2.48% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Some believe this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center, 91.39% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center, 16.21% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center, 15.75% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who remained mobile levels. Some would argue that mobility is important for patients physical and mental health.
In Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center, 1.68 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center, 15.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center, 11.2 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center, 71.52% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with better rehabilitation.
Scores for Natick, 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 A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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