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New England Pediatric Care

  • Nursing Home
  • For Children

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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New England Pediatric Care's website

78 Boston Road,
North Billerica MA 01862

(978) 667-5123

92% estimated occupancy 1

New England Pediatric Care is an average-sized facility in North Billerica, Massachusetts. We gave this facility an A overall grade, ranking it in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the country. Based on all of the relevant data, you can't go wrong with this facility. If you scroll down, you can see this facility's category grades, which are also strong.

Quick Details

  • No Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Medication Management
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Aquatic Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

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

Grade: A-plus

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ in the area of long-term care. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are kept in good health. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is often a life or death health condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a facility does not take any chances. 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 only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. In determining our nursing ratings, we analyze both nursing hours and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility 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 country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of turning a resident even once per day.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Our inspection scores are based on pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. We were not able to find deficiency data for this facility. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The final area we rated was short-term care. We gave this nursing home one of our higher grades in this area, with a B. Although this wasn't as favorable as many of this facility's other grades, it is still a perfectly acceptable score. Our short-term care scores are considered to be most important for people in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we looked at in this category is the number of patients who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 0 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.

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

New England Pediatric Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In New England Pediatric Care, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term residents who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In New England Pediatric Care, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who have experienced falls leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In New England Pediatric Care, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A+

In New England Pediatric Care, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term patients which are administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In New England Pediatric Care, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In New England Pediatric Care, 1.95% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In New England Pediatric Care, 91.63% of Patients

This is the percent of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A+

In New England Pediatric Care, 15.18% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some experts argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In New England Pediatric Care, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A+

In New England Pediatric Care, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Lowell General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.34 miles away295 Varnum Avenue Lowell Massachusetts 01854Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 937-6000
  • Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, BurlingtonAcute Care Hospitals 8.66 miles away41 & 45 Mall Road Burlington Massachusetts 01803Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 744-5100
  • Emerson Hospital -Acute Care Hospitals 10.66 miles away133 Old Road to 9 Acre Corner Concord Massachusetts 01742Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 369-1400
  • Holy Family HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.41 miles away70 East Street Methuen Massachusetts 01844Proprietary(978) 687-0156
  • Winchester HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 12.42 miles away41 Highland Avenue Winchester Massachusetts 01890Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 729-9000
  • Nashoba Valley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 13.91 miles away200 Groton Road Ayer Massachusetts 01432Proprietary(978) 784-9000
  • Southern Nh Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 13.98 miles away8 Prospect Street Nashua New Hampshire 03060Voluntary non-profit - Private(603) 577-2000
  • St Joseph HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 14.24 miles away172 Kinsley St Nashua New Hampshire 03060Voluntary non-profit - Other(603) 882-3000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Medical Care Chelmsford1.68 miles away27 Industrial Ave Chelmsford Massachusetts 01824Dialysis Stations: 16 (978) 250-0981
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Lowell2.8 miles away847 Rogers Street Suite 101 Lowell Massachusetts 01852CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 35 (978) 441-5100
  • Davita Burlington Regional Dialysis7.92 miles away31 Mall Road-Dialysis Suite 1b Burlington Massachusetts 01803CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (781) 270-3580
  • Dci Walden Pond10.63 miles away56 B Winthrop Street Concord Massachusetts 01742Dialysis Stations: 13 (978) 369-1683
  • Davita Woburn Dialysis10.75 miles away23 Warren Avenue Woburn Massachusetts 01801Dialysis Stations: 17 (781) 935-7700
  • Davita North Andover Renal at Home11.61 miles away201 Sutton Street North Andover Massachusetts 01845CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (978) 975-1119
  • Fmc Services of Stoneham11.64 miles away2 Main Street Suite 100 Stoneham Massachusetts 02180CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (781) 279-2454
  • Fresenius Medical Care Merrimack Valley12.72 miles away100 Milk Street Methuen Massachusetts 01844CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (978) 686-9900