Milford Center is a large facility located in Milford, Massachusetts. Featuring an overall rating of A, it is the number one rated nursing home in Milford. Based on our assessment, this place is just about as as good as it gets. As you will find below, this facility also performed well in our category grades. It's hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
- Nursing Home
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 Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall score, we gave this nursing home an A for our inspections rating. Inspection scores account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this area generally have few severe deficiencies. This place was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to create an imminent risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Nursing scores are largely associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving residents at least once a day.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was strong in the category of long-term care, where it received a grade of A-. Not many nursing homes performed better in this area. Facilities that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 98.14242 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is much higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we rated was short-term care, where this facility received a grade of B+. This completed a very strong profile. Only a select few nursing homes earned a B+ or better in every category. Our short-term care grades are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we assessed in this category is the number of residents who returned home from the nursing home. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Milford Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Milford Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who have pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Milford Center, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Milford Center, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric could be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Milford Center, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term patients that were given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Milford Center, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Milford Center, 1.95% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some experts believe that this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Milford Center, 91.63% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Milford Center, 15.18% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Many would argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Milford Center, 19.01% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry argue that mobility is vital to patients physical and mental well-being.
In Milford Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Milford Center, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Milford Center, 10.9 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Milford Center, 71.03% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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