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.
Notre Dame Long Term Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
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.
- 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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
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.
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.
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Short-term Care Quality
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
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.
Notre Dame Long Term Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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