Skip to content

Melrose Healthcare

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
Oct 18: DNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: DMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: CSep 20: B-Oct 20: DJan 21: BFeb 21: BMar 21: BApr 21: B-May 21: BJun 21: BJul 21: BAug 21: BSep 21: BOct 21: BNov 21: BJan 22: BFeb 22: B-Mar 22: B-Apr 22: B-May 22: B-Jun 22: B-
See Rating Overview
Melrose Healthcare's website

40 Martin Street,
Melrose MA 02176

(781) 665-7050

54.81% estimated occupancy 1

Melrose Healthcare is an average-sized nursing home located in Melrose, Massachusetts. Sporting an overall rating of B-, this is likely a solid nursing home. At the end of the day, this facility is a solid choice for quite a few people. This facility was stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
Less:
More:
January
January 1, 2021January 2, 2021January 3, 2021January 4, 2021January 5, 2021January 6, 2021January 7, 2021January 8, 2021January 9, 2021January 10, 2021January 11, 2021January 12, 2021January 13, 2021January 14, 2021January 15, 2021January 16, 2021January 17, 2021January 18, 2021January 19, 2021January 20, 2021January 21, 2021January 22, 2021January 23, 2021January 24, 2021January 25, 2021January 26, 2021January 27, 2021January 28, 2021January 29, 2021January 30, 2021January 31, 2021
February
February 1, 2021February 2, 2021February 3, 2021February 4, 2021February 5, 2021February 6, 2021February 7, 2021February 8, 2021February 9, 2021February 10, 2021February 11, 2021February 12, 2021February 13, 2021February 14, 2021February 15, 2021February 16, 2021February 17, 2021February 18, 2021February 19, 2021February 20, 2021February 21, 2021February 22, 2021February 23, 2021February 24, 2021February 25, 2021February 26, 2021February 27, 2021February 28, 2021
March
March 1, 2021March 2, 2021March 3, 2021March 4, 2021March 5, 2021March 6, 2021March 7, 2021March 8, 2021March 9, 2021March 10, 2021March 11, 2021March 12, 2021March 13, 2021March 14, 2021March 15, 2021March 16, 2021March 17, 2021March 18, 2021March 19, 2021March 20, 2021March 21, 2021March 22, 2021March 23, 2021March 24, 2021March 25, 2021March 26, 2021March 27, 2021March 28, 2021March 29, 2021March 30, 2021March 31, 2021
April
April 1, 2021April 2, 2021April 3, 2021April 4, 2021April 5, 2021April 6, 2021April 7, 2021April 8, 2021April 9, 2021April 10, 2021April 11, 2021April 12, 2021April 13, 2021April 14, 2021April 15, 2021April 16, 2021April 17, 2021April 18, 2021April 19, 2021April 20, 2021April 21, 2021April 22, 2021April 23, 2021April 24, 2021April 25, 2021April 26, 2021April 27, 2021April 28, 2021April 29, 2021April 30, 2021
May
May 1, 2021May 2, 2021May 3, 2021May 4, 2021May 5, 2021May 6, 2021May 7, 2021May 8, 2021May 9, 2021May 10, 2021May 11, 2021May 12, 2021May 13, 2021May 14, 2021May 15, 2021May 16, 2021May 17, 2021May 18, 2021May 19, 2021May 20, 2021May 21, 2021May 22, 2021May 23, 2021May 24, 2021May 25, 2021May 26, 2021May 27, 2021May 28, 2021May 29, 2021May 30, 2021May 31, 2021
June
June 1, 2021June 2, 2021June 3, 2021June 4, 2021June 5, 2021June 6, 2021June 7, 2021June 8, 2021June 9, 2021June 10, 2021June 11, 2021June 12, 2021June 13, 2021June 14, 2021June 15, 2021June 16, 2021June 17, 2021June 18, 2021June 19, 2021June 20, 2021June 21, 2021June 22, 2021June 23, 2021June 24, 2021June 25, 2021June 26, 2021June 27, 2021June 28, 2021June 29, 2021June 30, 2021
July
July 1, 2021July 2, 2021July 3, 2021July 4, 2021July 5, 2021July 6, 2021July 7, 2021July 8, 2021July 9, 2021July 10, 2021July 11, 2021July 12, 2021July 13, 2021July 14, 2021July 15, 2021July 16, 2021July 17, 2021July 18, 2021July 19, 2021July 20, 2021July 21, 2021July 22, 2021July 23, 2021July 24, 2021July 25, 2021July 26, 2021July 27, 2021July 28, 2021July 29, 2021July 30, 2021July 31, 2021
August
August 1, 2021August 2, 2021August 3, 2021August 4, 2021August 5, 2021August 6, 2021August 7, 2021August 8, 2021August 9, 2021August 10, 2021August 11, 2021August 12, 2021August 13, 2021August 14, 2021August 15, 2021August 16, 2021August 17, 2021August 18, 2021August 19, 2021August 20, 2021August 21, 2021August 22, 2021August 23, 2021August 24, 2021August 25, 2021August 26, 2021August 27, 2021August 28, 2021August 29, 2021August 30, 2021August 31, 2021
September
September 1, 2021September 2, 2021September 3, 2021September 4, 2021September 5, 2021September 6, 2021September 7, 2021September 8, 2021September 9, 2021September 10, 2021September 11, 2021September 12, 2021September 13, 2021September 14, 2021September 15, 2021September 16, 2021September 17, 2021September 18, 2021September 19, 2021September 20, 2021September 21, 2021September 22, 2021September 23, 2021September 24, 2021September 25, 2021September 26, 2021September 27, 2021September 28, 2021September 29, 2021September 30, 2021
October
October 1, 2021October 2, 2021October 3, 2021October 4, 2021October 5, 2021October 6, 2021October 7, 2021October 8, 2021October 9, 2021October 10, 2021October 11, 2021October 12, 2021October 13, 2021October 14, 2021October 15, 2021October 16, 2021October 17, 2021October 18, 2021October 19, 2021October 20, 2021October 21, 2021October 22, 2021October 23, 2021October 24, 2021October 25, 2021October 26, 2021October 27, 2021October 28, 2021October 29, 2021October 30, 2021October 31, 2021
November
November 1, 2021November 2, 2021November 3, 2021November 4, 2021November 5, 2021November 6, 2021November 7, 2021November 8, 2021November 9, 2021November 10, 2021November 11, 2021November 12, 2021November 13, 2021November 14, 2021November 15, 2021November 16, 2021November 17, 2021November 18, 2021November 19, 2021November 20, 2021November 21, 2021November 22, 2021November 23, 2021November 24, 2021November 25, 2021November 26, 2021November 27, 2021November 28, 2021November 29, 2021November 30, 2021
December
December 1, 2021December 2, 2021December 3, 2021December 4, 2021December 5, 2021December 6, 2021December 7, 2021December 8, 2021December 9, 2021December 10, 2021December 11, 2021December 12, 2021December 13, 2021December 14, 2021December 15, 2021December 16, 2021December 17, 2021December 18, 2021December 19, 2021December 20, 2021December 21, 2021December 22, 2021December 23, 2021December 24, 2021December 25, 2021December 26, 2021December 27, 2021December 28, 2021December 29, 2021December 30, 2021December 31, 2021

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

On top of receiving a great overall grade, this facility really excelled in the category of nursing, where it received an A. Our nursing grade consists of a handful of components, but the primary consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Inspections is another area where this nursing home excelled. We awarded this nursing home an A- for our inspections category. This grade is far more impressive than the facility's overall score. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. We weren't able to locate information on deficiency's for this nursing home. We wish we had more data for this nursing home. Without all of the information regarding deficiencies, it is difficult to really evaluate it in terms of this category.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home's next most favorable category was long-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a C. For prospective patients seeking a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. After we finished assessing the amount of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. We were optimistic to learn that this facility vaccinated 94.09091 percent of its residents for pneumonia. This facility keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The final area we analyzed was short-term care. This nursing home was awarded a C for this area. In the area of short-term care, we strive to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we considered in this area is the number of residents that were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 3.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Melrose Healthcare Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Melrose Healthcare, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term patients that have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Melrose Healthcare, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay patients that suffered a fall which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Melrose Healthcare, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs

This measures the percentage of long-term patients who experienced a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic could also be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Melrose Healthcare, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Melrose Healthcare, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Melrose Healthcare, 1.95% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are showing depressive symptoms. Some experts argue this is a measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Melrose Healthcare, 91.63% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Melrose Healthcare, 15.18% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Melrose Healthcare, 19.01% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Melrose Healthcare, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Melrose Healthcare, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Melrose Healthcare, 10.9 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Melrosewakefield HealthcareAcute Care Hospitals 0.69 miles away585 Lebanon Street Melrose Massachusetts 02176Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 979-3000
  • Winchester HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.41 miles away41 Highland Avenue Winchester Massachusetts 01890Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 729-9000
  • Cambridge Health AllianceAcute Care Hospitals 6.01 miles away1493 Cambridge Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138Government - Local(617) 665-2300
  • Mount Auburn HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.52 miles away330 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 492-3500
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary -Acute Care Hospitals 6.59 miles away243 Charles Street Boston Massachusetts 02114Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 523-7900
  • Massachusetts General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.62 miles away55 Fruit Street Boston Massachusetts 02114Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 726-2000
  • Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, BurlingtonAcute Care Hospitals 6.87 miles away41 & 45 Mall Road Burlington Massachusetts 01803Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 744-5100
  • Tufts Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.53 miles away800 Washington Street Boston Massachusetts 02111Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 636-5000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita Wellington Circle Dialysis Center3.15 miles away10 Cabot Road Suite 103b Medford Massachusetts 02155CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (781) 306-9740
  • North Suburban Dialysis Center (Bma Essex County)3.16 miles awayAugustine Plaza 124 Broadway, Route 1n Saugus Massachusetts 01906CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (781) 233-2877
  • Fmc Services of Stoneham3.38 miles away2 Main Street Suite 100 Stoneham Massachusetts 02180CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (781) 279-2454
  • Medford Dialysis Center (Bma Medford)4.05 miles away305 Mystic Avenue Medford Massachusetts 02155CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 23 (781) 396-9282
  • Davita Woburn Dialysis4.2 miles away23 Warren Avenue Woburn Massachusetts 01801Dialysis Stations: 17 (781) 935-7700
  • Dci Ball Square4.44 miles away643 Broadway Somerville Massachusetts 02145CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (617) 616-3600
  • Davita Northeast Cambridge Dialysis6.26 miles away799 Concord Avenue Cambridge Massachusetts 02138CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (617) 547-7700
  • Massachusetts General Hospital6.43 miles awayDialysis Unit 55 Fruit St, Bigelow 10 Boston Massachusetts 02114Dialysis Stations: 11 (617) 726-3700