New England Pediatric Care is a nursing home located in North Billerica, Massachusetts. This city has a population of 10,227 people. Sporting an overall grade of A+, this nursing home is without a doubt a phenomenal nursing home. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top five percentile of all facilities in the country. We also gave this nursing home phenomenal ratings in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Long-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ long-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. In addition to offering well above average levels of nurse staffing, this nursing home gave the pneumonia vaccine to 99.63768 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Finally, we looked at the facility's number of hospitalizations. With 1.91 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home was just about middle of the road in this area.

Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

This facility also earned an A+ inspection grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+'s in our category grades. This is based on the facility's inspections. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Unfortunately, it does not appear that we have information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Our nursing score analyzes the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of training of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This place provided 6 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, which is among the higher totals in the country. A significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most skilled levels of nurses. We were very impressed by these statistics. In addition to offering high levels of nursing care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. It performed as well as any nursing home in the country in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.

Short-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

Moving on to the last category, this nursing home received a strong short-term care score. We gave it a grade of A- in this category, resulting in this facility receiving straight A's. Short-term care grades are often used to measure a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to have highly scored rehabilitation services, facilities generally must provide higher levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This nursing home is the gold standard in terms of skilled nursing staffing. The facility offered roughly one and a half times as many physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the typical nursing home. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients that returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A+
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

New England Pediatric Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Provider
A-
4.78%
State
B+
5.75%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a fall which caused serious injury.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
3.35%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with poor hygiene.

Provider
B-
2.54%
State
B
2.46%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many medical conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B-
17.92%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
F
73.19%
State
B+
18.77%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients demonstrating signs of depression.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
1.73%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Measures the percentage of long-term patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.

Provider
A
99.82%
State
B-
90.87%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

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

Provider
A+
2.56%
State
B
14.82%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.

Provider
D
2.51
State
B+
1.45
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
A+
0
State
B
16.96
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Lowell General Hospital 4.34 mi
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(978) 937-6000
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Holy Family Hospital 11.41 mi
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Winchester Hospital 12.42 mi
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Nashoba Valley Medical Center 13.91 mi
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St Joseph Hospital 14.24 mi
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Nearby Dialysis

Fresenius Medical Care Chelmsford 1.68 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
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Fresenius Medical Care of Lowell 2.8 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 35
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Davita Burlington Regional Dialysis 7.92 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 17
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(781) 270-3580
Dci Walden Pond 10.63 mi
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Davita Woburn Dialysis 10.75 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
23 Warren Avenue Woburn Massachusetts 01801
(781) 935-7700
Davita North Andover Renal at Home 11.61 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 19
201 Sutton Street North Andover Massachusetts 01845
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Fmc Services of Stoneham 11.64 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
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Fresenius Medical Care Merrimack Valley 12.72 mi
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Dialysis Stations: 19
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