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Overlook Masonic Health Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Home Health Agency
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Adult Day Care
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Overlook Masonic Health Center's website

88 Masonic Home Road PO Box 1000,
Charlton MA 01507

(508) 202-4090

85.32% estimated occupancy 1

Overlook Masonic Health Center is in Charlton, Massachusetts, a city with a population of 12,981 people. This nursing home was given an A- overall, which is an elite rating. Based on the data we reviewed, you can not go wrong with this place. This facility was also given phenomenal grades in all of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts badge

Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Massachusetts badge

Best Nursing Home in Massachusetts Awards 2020

Registered Staff Hours

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

Grade: A

On top of receiving a great overall score, this nursing home also received an excellent short-term care score, with an impressive grade of A. With our short-term care score, we seek to craft a sound measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess a facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 6.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Nursing ratings are mostly tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

In addition, this facility also excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned a grade of B+. Few facilities performed better in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are quite insignificant. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The next area we graded was long-term care. We gave this facility one of our better grades in that category, with a grade of B. While this is not as favorable as many of this nursing home's other scores, it is still a positive grade. Facilities that receive this kind of score in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are well cared for. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 99.520386 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Overlook Masonic Health Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Overlook Masonic Health Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Overlook Masonic Health Center, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients which suffered a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Overlook Masonic Health Center, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients that sustained a UTI. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Overlook Masonic Health Center, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure tells you the percent of long-term care residents who are given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Overlook Masonic Health Center, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Overlook Masonic Health Center, 1.93% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Overlook Masonic Health Center, 91.44% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Overlook Masonic Health Center, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Overlook Masonic Health Center, 17.66% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry argue that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Overlook Masonic Health Center, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Overlook Masonic Health Center, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Overlook Masonic Health Center, 10.93 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Overlook Masonic Health Center, 71.35% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Harrington Memorial Hospital-1Acute Care Hospitals 5.43 miles away100 South Street Southbridge Massachusetts 01550Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 765-9771
  • St Vincent HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 12.94 miles away123 Summer Street Worcester Massachusetts 01608Proprietary(508) 363-5000
  • Umass Memorial Medical Center IncAcute Care Hospitals 14.9 miles away55 Lake Avenue North Worcester Massachusetts 01655Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 334-1000
  • Day Kimball HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.39 miles away320 Pomfret Street Putnam Connecticut 06260Voluntary non-profit - Private(860) 928-6541
  • Baystate Wing Hospital and Medical CentersAcute Care Hospitals 18.48 miles away40 Wright Street Palmer Massachusetts 01069Voluntary non-profit - Other(413) 283-7651

Nearby Dialysis

  • Auburn Health LLC8.24 miles away771 South Bridge Street Suite 1 Auburn Massachusetts 01501Dialysis Stations: 16 (508) 832-3604
  • South County Dialysis Center9.93 miles away336 Thompson Road Suite 1 Webster Massachusetts 01570CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (508) 943-3998
  • Saint Vincent's Hospital12.46 miles awayHemodialysis Unit 123 Summer St, Suite 380 Worcester Massachusetts 01608Dialysis Stations: 12 (508) 363-9460
  • Davita Pdi Worcester13.54 miles away19 Glennie Street Suite A Worcester Massachusetts 01605CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 29 (508) 421-9539
  • Bio-Medical Applications of Massachusetts Inc13.54 miles away867 Grafton Street Worcester Massachusetts 01604Dialysis Stations: 16 (203) 387-9332
  • Davita Shrewsbury Street Dialysis13.55 miles away267 Shrewsbury Street Worcester Massachusetts 01604Dialysis Stations: 16 (774) 530-6353
  • Freedom Center of Worcester14.55 miles away1 Innovation Drive Suite 110 Worcester Massachusetts 01605Dialysis Stations: 6 (508) 767-3950
  • U-Mass Memorial Health Care Systems14.59 miles awayDialysis Unit 55 Lake Avenue North Rm h7-331 Worcester Massachusetts 01655Dialysis Stations: 13 (774) 442-3814