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Notre Dame Long Term Care Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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: AMar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: A-Aug 20: A-Sep 20: A-Oct 20: A-Jan 21: AFeb 21: AMar 21: AApr 21: A-May 21: A-Jun 21: A-Jul 21: A-Aug 21: A-Sep 21: AOct 21: B-Nov 21: B-Jan 22: A-Feb 22: A-Mar 22: A-Apr 22: A-May 22: A-Jun 22: D
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Notre Dame Long Term Care Center's website

559 Plantation Street,
Worcester MA 01605

(508) 852-5800

97.15% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Notre Dame Long Term Care Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Notre Dame Long Term Care Center is a large non-profit nursing home in Worcester, Massachusetts. We gave this facility an overall grade of D. A grade of this caliber typically indicates some red flags. Keep in mind that Worcester received a city grade of B, so should look at other options in the city as well. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, we will discuss inspections in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Audiology

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

While we gave this facility a poor overall score, we actually awarded it a somewhat respectable score in the area of inspections, where it received a B-. This was quite a bit better than its other category grades. We believe that one of the most important factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially look at the severity of the deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of B-. Our nursing score focuses on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of licensure of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it performed well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be measures of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the number of hours of care provided.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home was awarded its next most favorable category score in the category of short-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of B- in this category, which is a respectable score. In computing these short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to create a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Unfortunately, this place was below average in terms of its level of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the metrics we assessed. The final measure we assessed in this category is the number of residents who returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The last category we assessed was long-term care. We gave it a grade of B- in this area. This is a decent grade in this category. Our long-term care ratings are important for patients in need of non-healthcare services such as personal care. One of the factors we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Fortunately, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 97.560974 percent of its patients. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Notre Dame Long Term Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Notre Dame Long Term Care Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Notre Dame Long Term Care Center, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a fall resulting in major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Notre Dame Long Term Care Center, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Notre Dame Long Term Care Center, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Notre Dame Long Term Care Center, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which are given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Notre Dame Long Term Care Center, 1.95% of Patients

This is the percent of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could be a sign worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Notre Dame Long Term Care Center, 91.63% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Notre Dame Long Term Care Center, 15.18% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Notre Dame Long Term Care Center, 19.01% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Notre Dame Long Term Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical health of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Notre Dame Long Term Care Center, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Notre Dame Long Term Care Center, 10.9 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Notre Dame Long Term Care Center, 71.03% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements.

Scores for Worcester, MA

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

Looking for more options? Worcester, Massachusetts has 16 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Umass Memorial Medical Center IncAcute Care Hospitals 0.74 miles away55 Lake Avenue North Worcester Massachusetts 01655Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 334-1000
  • St Vincent HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.39 miles away123 Summer Street Worcester Massachusetts 01608Proprietary(508) 363-5000
  • Marlborough HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.48 miles away157 Union Street Marlborough Massachusetts 01752Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 481-5000
  • Milford Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 15.88 miles away14 Prospect Street Milford Massachusetts 01757Voluntary non-profit - Other(508) 473-1190
  • Metrowest Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 17.21 miles away115 Lincoln Street Framingham Massachusetts 01701Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 383-1000
  • Health Alliance - Clinton HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.65 miles away60 Hospital Road Leominster Massachusetts 01453Voluntary non-profit - Other(978) 466-2000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Freedom Center of Worcester0.89 miles away1 Innovation Drive Suite 110 Worcester Massachusetts 01605Dialysis Stations: 6 (508) 767-3950
  • U-Mass Memorial Health Care Systems1.22 miles awayDialysis Unit 55 Lake Avenue North Rm h7-331 Worcester Massachusetts 01655Dialysis Stations: 13 (774) 442-3814
  • University Dialysis Center (Bma of Shrewsbury)1.32 miles away239-243 Boston Turnpike Road Shrewsbury Massachusetts 01545Dialysis Stations: 16 (508) 753-0886
  • Davita Shrewsbury Street Dialysis1.82 miles away267 Shrewsbury Street Worcester Massachusetts 01604Dialysis Stations: 16 (774) 530-6353
  • Davita Pdi Worcester2.31 miles away19 Glennie Street Suite A Worcester Massachusetts 01605CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 29 (508) 421-9539
  • Bio-Medical Applications of Massachusetts Inc2.83 miles away867 Grafton Street Worcester Massachusetts 01604Dialysis Stations: 16 (203) 387-9332
  • Saint Vincent's Hospital2.87 miles awayHemodialysis Unit 123 Summer St, Suite 380 Worcester Massachusetts 01608Dialysis Stations: 12 (508) 363-9460
  • Auburn Health LLC7.46 miles away771 South Bridge Street Suite 1 Auburn Massachusetts 01501Dialysis Stations: 16 (508) 832-3604