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Neville Center at Fresh Pond for Nursing & Rehab

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Neville Center at Fresh Pond for Nursing & Rehab's website

640 Concord Avenue,
Cambridge MA 02138

(617) 497-0600

96.25% estimated occupancy 1

Neville Center at Fresh Pond for Nursing & Rehab is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This proved to be a grade A facility, which is a superb grade. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top fifth of all facilities in the nation. This facility's strong profile was highlighted by its short-term care rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Cambridge, Massachusetts badge

Best Nursing Home in Cambridge, Massachusetts Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our short-term care rating. In the category of short-term care, we strive to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 6.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This facility has received near flawless health inspections recently. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this area. Our inspection scores are based on pieces of information located in the a nursing home's government inspections. Nursing homes that excel in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

The third area we looked at was long-term care. Contributing to its dominant profile, this facility also performed well in that category. In fact, it received a of A- in the category. For residents seeking a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 92.753624 percent of its residents. This is somewhat below what we expected but still a decent figure. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

In our last category, we awarded this facility a A for our nursing grade. This finished off a very strong report card. Our nursing rating looks at the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of skill of the nurses and the amount of time spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics 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 nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of turning a resident more often.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Neville Center at Fresh Pond for Nursing & Rehab Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Neville Center at Fresh Pond for Nursing & Rehab, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of long-term patients which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an measure of quality of care.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Neville Center at Fresh Pond for Nursing & Rehab, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term stay patients which suffered falls leading to major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Neville Center at Fresh Pond for Nursing & Rehab, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who experienced urinary tract infections. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Neville Center at Fresh Pond for Nursing & Rehab, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Neville Center at Fresh Pond for Nursing & Rehab, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Neville Center at Fresh Pond for Nursing & Rehab, 1.93% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Neville Center at Fresh Pond for Nursing & Rehab, 91.44% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Neville Center at Fresh Pond for Nursing & Rehab, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence. Some argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Neville Center at Fresh Pond for Nursing & Rehab, 17.66% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term residents who maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Neville Center at Fresh Pond for Nursing & Rehab, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Neville Center at Fresh Pond for Nursing & Rehab, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Neville Center at Fresh Pond for Nursing & Rehab, 10.93 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Neville Center at Fresh Pond for Nursing & Rehab, 71.35% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mount Auburn HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.22 miles away330 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 492-3500
  • Cambridge Health AllianceAcute Care Hospitals 2.41 miles away1493 Cambridge Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138Government - Local(617) 665-2300
  • St Elizabeth's Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.79 miles away736 Cambridge Street Brighton Massachusetts 02135Proprietary(617) 789-3000
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4 miles away330 Brookline Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02215Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 667-7000
  • Boston Children's HospitalChildrens 4.2 miles away300 Longwood Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02115Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 735-6000
  • Brigham and Women's HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.23 miles away75 Francis Street Boston Massachusetts 02115Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 732-5500
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary -Acute Care Hospitals 4.28 miles away243 Charles Street Boston Massachusetts 02114Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 523-7900
  • Massachusetts General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.37 miles away55 Fruit Street Boston Massachusetts 02114Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 726-2000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita Northeast Cambridge Dialysis0.47 miles away799 Concord Avenue Cambridge Massachusetts 02138CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (617) 547-7700
  • Dci Ball Square2.03 miles away643 Broadway Somerville Massachusetts 02145CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (617) 616-3600
  • Medford Dialysis Center (Bma Medford)2.68 miles away305 Mystic Avenue Medford Massachusetts 02155CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 23 (781) 396-9282
  • Davita Wellington Circle Dialysis Center2.94 miles away10 Cabot Road Suite 103b Medford Massachusetts 02155CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (781) 306-9740
  • Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center of Boston3.13 miles awayDialysis Unit - Ccp 7 736 Cambridge Street Brighton Massachusetts 02135Dialysis Stations: 17 (617) 789-2592
  • Kidney Center3.21 miles away888 Commonwealth Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02215CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (617) 739-3000
  • The Dialysis Center at Waltham3.28 miles away135 Beaver Street, Suite 111 Waltham Massachusetts 02452Dialysis Stations: 14 (781) 642-0331
  • Davita Brookline Dialysis4.15 miles away322 Washington Street Brookline Massachusetts 02445CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (617) 734-7794