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Norwood Healthcare

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Norwood Healthcare's website

460 Washington Street,
Norwood MA 02062

(781) 769-2200

69.76% estimated occupancy 1

Norwood Healthcare is a facility in Norwood, Massachusetts, a city with a population of 28,602 people. This nursing home is a middle of the pack facility, with an overall grade of B-. This facility has some things going for it. One of the highlights of this nursing home's profile is its strong nursing score, which we will address in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Partnership
  • Offers Hospice

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home's nursing score is notably better than its overall grade. Due to a strong performance in this area, it received a quality score in nursing with a B+. When determining our nursing grades, we assess both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home 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 Massachusetts in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving a resident even once per day.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In addition, we also wanted to point out that this nursing home received positive long-term care marks this year. We gave them one of our higher grades in that area, with a grade of B+. This turned out to be the nursing home's second best score. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 78.06004 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, at least this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Additionally, we gave this nursing home a grade of B in our short-term care category. This is one of our better scores. In calculating our short-term care scores, we size up the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This area is typically a fair measure of the facility's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: D

The last category we looked at was inspections. This was not one of this facility's stronger categories. We gave it a D in this category. Since this data is collected by government inspectors, we typically take this one very seriously. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. We suggest you pay close attention to the level of severity of the deficiencies. This nursing home had 2 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only favorable thing we found is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they created a risk to resident safety or health. Nevertheless, there weren't too many highlights for this facility in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Norwood Healthcare Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Norwood Healthcare, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Norwood Healthcare, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that have had a fall which caused severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Norwood Healthcare, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by poor nursing care. However, this statistic can also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Norwood Healthcare, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of long-term patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In Norwood Healthcare, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Norwood Healthcare, 1.93% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Norwood Healthcare, 91.44% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Norwood Healthcare, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Norwood Healthcare, 17.66% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Norwood Healthcare, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Norwood Healthcare, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Norwood Healthcare, 10.93 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Norwood Healthcare, 71.35% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation services.

Scores for Norwood, MA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

Looking for more options? Norwood, Massachusetts has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Norwood HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.65 miles away800 Washington Street Norwood Massachusetts 02062Proprietary(781) 769-4000
  • Westwood Pembroke Health SystemsPsychiatric 1.49 miles away45 Clapboardtree Street Westwood Massachusetts 02090Proprietary(617) 762-7764
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - NeedhamAcute Care Hospitals 5.86 miles away148 Chestnut Street Needham Heights Massachusetts 02494Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 453-3002
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton IncAcute Care Hospitals 7.35 miles away199 Reedsdale Road Milton Massachusetts 02186Government - Federal(617) 696-4600
  • Brigham and Women's Faulkner HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.1 miles away1153 Centre Street Jamaica Plain Massachusetts 02130Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 983-7000
  • Carney HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.78 miles away2100 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester Center Massachusetts 02124Proprietary(617) 506-2000
  • Newton-Wellesley HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.66 miles away2014 Washington Street Newton Lower Falls Massachusetts 02462Voluntary non-profit - Other(617) 243-6000
  • Good Samaritan Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.66 miles away235 North Pearl Street Brockton Massachusetts 02301Proprietary(508) 427-3000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Westwood Dialysis Center (Bma Westwood)1.34 miles away90 Glacier Drive Westwood Massachusetts 02090CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (781) 326-9985
  • Pure Life Renal of Stoughton, LLC6.98 miles awayMed. Office Bldg Suite m107 907 Sumner Street Stoughton Massachusetts 02072CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (781) 341-8550
  • Wellesley Dialysis8.56 miles away195 Worcester Street Lower Level Wellesley Hills Massachusetts 02481Dialysis Stations: 18 (781) 431-1414
  • Boston Dialysis Center (Bma Boston)8.82 miles away2100 Dorchester Avenue 1 South Dorchester Center Massachusetts 02124CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (617) 298-2475
  • Dci Brigham/Faulkner8.94 miles awayDci Brigham/Faulkner 1153 Centre Street, Belkin House Jamaica Plain Massachusetts 02130CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (617) 983-4470
  • Us Renal Care Foxborough Dialysis9.09 miles away10 Lincoln Rd Suite 101 Foxboro Massachusetts 02035Dialysis Stations: 9 (774) 215-5696
  • Brockton Regional Kidney Center9.98 miles away76 Campanelli Industrial Drive Brockton Massachusetts 02301CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (508) 427-5329
  • Brockton Dialysis Center, LLC10.08 miles away375 Westgate Drive Brockton Massachusetts 02301Dialysis Stations: 19 (508) 586-2791