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Deaconess Abundant Life Services

  • Nursing Home
  • Home Health Agency

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Deaconess Road,
Concord MA 01742

(978) 402-8620

29.35% estimated occupancy 1

Deaconess Abundant Life Services is one of just three nursing homes in Concord, Massachusetts. This nursing home is an A rated facility. This facility received one of the top grades that we offer. A grade in this range requires first-rate marks across the board. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top ten percentile of all nursing homes in the nation. Keep reading to see this facility's category grades, which are also impressive. It's hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts badge

Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts Awards 2020

Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts badge

Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

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

Grade: A-plus

On top of being a first rate nursing home overall, this nursing home also fared well in our long-term care category, where it received an A+. Few facilities performed better in this area. Facilities that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 98.91304 percent of its residents, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

This nursing home also received an A+ for its nursing grade. Nursing grades are mostly tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Massachusetts in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning patients even once per day.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

Another impressive feature of this facility is its inspection grade. In that category, we gave this facility a score of A. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category generally have few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

The fourth category we rated is short-term care, where this facility was given a B+. This wrapped up a first-rate report card. Few facilities received a B+ or better in every single category. Short-term care scores are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 3.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Deaconess Abundant Life Services Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Deaconess Abundant Life Services, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Deaconess Abundant Life Services, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that have experienced falls leading to serious injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Deaconess Abundant Life Services, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents which experienced a UTI. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Deaconess Abundant Life Services, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Deaconess Abundant Life Services, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Deaconess Abundant Life Services, 1.93% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients showing depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could be an indicator worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Deaconess Abundant Life Services, 91.44% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Deaconess Abundant Life Services, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the deterioration of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Deaconess Abundant Life Services, 17.66% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percent of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels. Many in the industry argue that mobility is vital to patients physical and mental well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Deaconess Abundant Life Services, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Deaconess Abundant Life Services, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Deaconess Abundant Life Services, 10.93 Percentage of Patients

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

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Deaconess Abundant Life Services, 71.35% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Emerson Hospital -Acute Care Hospitals 0.16 miles away133 Old Road to 9 Acre Corner Concord Massachusetts 01742Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 369-1400
  • Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, BurlingtonAcute Care Hospitals 9.03 miles away41 & 45 Mall Road Burlington Massachusetts 01803Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 744-5100
  • Newton-Wellesley HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 10.46 miles away2014 Washington Street Newton Lower Falls Massachusetts 02462Voluntary non-profit - Other(617) 243-6000
  • Marlborough HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.25 miles away157 Union Street Marlborough Massachusetts 01752Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 481-5000
  • Metrowest Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 11.87 miles away115 Lincoln Street Framingham Massachusetts 01701Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 383-1000
  • Winchester HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 12.92 miles away41 Highland Avenue Winchester Massachusetts 01890Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 729-9000
  • Nashoba Valley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 13.11 miles away200 Groton Road Ayer Massachusetts 01432Proprietary(978) 784-9000
  • Mount Auburn HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.23 miles away330 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 492-3500

Nearby Dialysis

  • Dci Walden Pond1.14 miles away56 B Winthrop Street Concord Massachusetts 01742Dialysis Stations: 13 (978) 369-1683
  • The Dialysis Center at Waltham9.43 miles away135 Beaver Street, Suite 111 Waltham Massachusetts 02452Dialysis Stations: 14 (781) 642-0331
  • Davita Burlington Regional Dialysis9.95 miles away31 Mall Road-Dialysis Suite 1b Burlington Massachusetts 01803CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (781) 270-3580
  • Fresenius Medical Care Chelmsford10.42 miles away27 Industrial Ave Chelmsford Massachusetts 01824Dialysis Stations: 16 (978) 250-0981
  • Davita Woburn Dialysis11.39 miles away23 Warren Avenue Woburn Massachusetts 01801Dialysis Stations: 17 (781) 935-7700
  • Wellesley Dialysis11.4 miles away195 Worcester Street Lower Level Wellesley Hills Massachusetts 02481Dialysis Stations: 18 (781) 431-1414
  • Davita Northeast Cambridge Dialysis11.76 miles away799 Concord Avenue Cambridge Massachusetts 02138CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (617) 547-7700
  • Fresenius Medical Care Framingham11.81 miles away110 Mt. Wayte Ave. Framingham Massachusetts 01702CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (508) 628-3801