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Riverbend of South Natick

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Riverbend of South Natick's website

34 South Lincoln Street,
Natick MA 01760

(508) 653-8330

59.45% estimated occupancy 1

Riverbend of South Natick is a senior living facility located in Natick, Massachusetts. This city has a population of 32,786 people. This nursing home is an A rated facility. It was given one of the top ratings we offer. A grade in this range requires excellent scores across the board. Remarkably, this grade is higher than the city grade of A- in Natick, which is one of the higher rated cities in Massachusetts. If you look further down this page, you can see this place's category ratings, which are also strong.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Natick, Massachusetts badge

Best Nursing Home in Natick, Massachusetts Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be relatively insignificant. Unfortunately, it does not look like we have deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

On the list of its many elite scores, this nursing home received a top-shelf long-term care score. In fact, it received a score of A in this area. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 97.27273 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home also received a very strong short-term care grade. This actually ended up being its third most impressive category grade. In that area, this facility received a grade of A. Our short-term care scores are believed to be more important for residents requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This includes not merely nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this nursing home provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The last statistic we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 6.8 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

In our final area, we gave this facility a grade of A+ for our nursing grade. This rounded out a very impressive report card. Our nursing category analyzes quite a few components, many of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Riverbend of South Natick Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Riverbend of South Natick, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Riverbend of South Natick, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Riverbend of South Natick, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Riverbend of South Natick, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Riverbend of South Natick, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Riverbend of South Natick, 1.93% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Riverbend of South Natick, 91.44% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Riverbend of South Natick, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Riverbend of South Natick, 17.66% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Riverbend of South Natick, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to the physical health of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Riverbend of South Natick, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Riverbend of South Natick, 10.93 Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Riverbend of South Natick, 71.35% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.

Scores for Natick, MA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • 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 A

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

Nearby Hospitals

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  • Newton-Wellesley HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.31 miles away2014 Washington Street Newton Lower Falls Massachusetts 02462Voluntary non-profit - Other(617) 243-6000
  • Metrowest Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.54 miles away115 Lincoln Street Framingham Massachusetts 01701Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 383-1000
  • Westwood Pembroke Health SystemsPsychiatric 6.21 miles away45 Clapboardtree Street Westwood Massachusetts 02090Proprietary(617) 762-7764
  • Norwood HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.92 miles away800 Washington Street Norwood Massachusetts 02062Proprietary(781) 769-4000
  • Brigham and Women's Faulkner HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.49 miles away1153 Centre Street Jamaica Plain Massachusetts 02130Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 983-7000
  • St Elizabeth's Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.89 miles away736 Cambridge Street Brighton Massachusetts 02135Proprietary(617) 789-3000
  • Brigham and Women's HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.22 miles away75 Francis Street Boston Massachusetts 02115Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 732-5500

Nearby Dialysis

  • Wellesley Dialysis4.52 miles away195 Worcester Street Lower Level Wellesley Hills Massachusetts 02481Dialysis Stations: 18 (781) 431-1414
  • Fresenius Medical Care Framingham6.22 miles away110 Mt. Wayte Ave. Framingham Massachusetts 01702CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (508) 628-3801
  • Westwood Dialysis Center (Bma Westwood)7.5 miles away90 Glacier Drive Westwood Massachusetts 02090CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (781) 326-9985
  • Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center of Boston9.14 miles awayDialysis Unit - Ccp 7 736 Cambridge Street Brighton Massachusetts 02135Dialysis Stations: 17 (617) 789-2592
  • The Dialysis Center at Waltham9.3 miles away135 Beaver Street, Suite 111 Waltham Massachusetts 02452Dialysis Stations: 14 (781) 642-0331
  • Dci Brigham/Faulkner10.24 miles awayDci Brigham/Faulkner 1153 Centre Street, Belkin House Jamaica Plain Massachusetts 02130CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (617) 983-4470
  • Davita Brookline Dialysis10.57 miles away322 Washington Street Brookline Massachusetts 02445CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (617) 734-7794
  • Davita Northeast Cambridge Dialysis11.43 miles away799 Concord Avenue Cambridge Massachusetts 02138CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (617) 547-7700