Newbridge on the Charles Skilled Nursing Facility
7000 Great Meadow Road, Dedham MA 02026 · (781) 234-9660 · 123.12% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
Newbridge on the Charles Skilled Nursing Facility is a small hospital-based nursing home located in Dedham, Massachusetts. After receiving an A+ overall grade, this facility has the distinction of being one of the top 50 nursing homes in Massachusetts. We could not find many bad things to say about this place. Its scores are just impeccable. 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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Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
One of the reasons this place ended up being a quality nursing home is that it earned an A+ in our inspections category. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical area. Inspection ratings are tied to several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this category have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. We weren't able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to point out the fact that this facility performed remarkably in our short-term care rating. We awarded them an exemplary score of A+ in this category. In computing our short-term care ratings, we size up a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This score is often a useful assessment of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Remarkably, this nursing home provides about 50% more services from physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is a very favorable sign. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of facilities in the country in this area with 64.6 percent of its patients returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most nursing homes.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed was long-term care. Adding to its top-shelf resume, this nursing home also excelled in that category. In fact, we gave it a of A in the area. For prospective patients in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. Unfortunately, we were not able to find information on vaccination rates. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
In the last category we assessed, this facility was given an impressive grade grade of A in our nursing category. With this score, the facility topped off a straight A profile. The nursing rating considers a variety of subcategories. The most heavily weighted one is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This facility boasts a really impressive 4.9 hours of nursing care per patient daily, of which a significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the more highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to providing impressive levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. For example, it performed as well as any facility in Massachusetts when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these areas as good measures of the quality of nursing care offered.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Newbridge on the Charles Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This tells you the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better