Overlook Masonic Health Center is a large non-profit nursing home located in Charlton, Massachusetts. It looks like this nursing home is among the highest-rated facilities we assessed. Being awarded an A+ in our rating system requires first-rate marks across the board. We can not find many bad things to say about this facility. Its ratings are just impeccable. Headlining this nursing home's remarkable profile is its nursing score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

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Accepts Medicaid 1 : 139 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Non profit - Corporation

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ for nursing. Our nursing score is largely associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This place provides an incredible 5 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. Very few nursing homes provide this quantity of nursing care to their patients. Out of that total, many of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to providing impressive levels of nursing care, this facility also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. It performed as well as any nursing home in the nation in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.

Long-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

This facility also was given an A+ for its long-term care score. When facilities receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. On top of providing well above average levels of nurse staffing, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.24 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than most nursing homes.

Short-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

An additional strength for this nursing home is short-term care, where it received an A+ score. This is flat out as elite as it gets in this category. Short-term care grades are important for residents needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This means a vast spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. One of this nursing home's strengths is registered nurse hours. We found that it offers more care from registered nurses to its residents than most facilities. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. It outperformed the vast majority of facilities in the country in this area with 64.2 percent of its residents returning home.

Facility Inspections

A
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

Finally, this facility also received excellent government inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our best scores in the area of inspections, with an A. Few other facilities can boast of receiving an A- or better in every category. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A+
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Overlook Masonic Health Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Provider
A
3.09%
State
B+
5.75%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients which suffered a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Provider
A
1.39%
State
B
3.35%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who have experienced UTI's. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to varying reporting standards.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
2.46%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Provider
B
12.53%
State
B-
17.92%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Provider
B+
16.29%
State
B+
18.77%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percent of patients showing depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.

Provider
C
4.59%
State
B+
1.73%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Provider
A-
99.14%
State
B-
90.87%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Provider
A-
10.28%
State
B
14.82%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
C
11.97%
State
B
16.96%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

Provider
B+
1.47
State
B+
1.45
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
A-
11.97
State
B
16.96
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.

Provider
D
14.52
State
B
9.99
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Provider
D
59.38%
State
B-
63.24%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

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Dialysis Stations: 16
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Saint Vincent's Hospital 12.46 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
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Dialysis Stations: 29
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