Note: Royal Norwell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Royal Norwell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized facility in Norwell, Massachusetts. This nursing home is a relatively poor facility. A score in this range indicates we found a few red flags. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Norwell. The city has just one other nursing home. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, inspection reports are discussed in the next section.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 86 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

B-
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: B+Jun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

While we gave this place a poor overall grade, we gave it a fairly respectable grade in the category of inspections, where we gave it a B-. This was better than its other category grades. We believe that one of the most critical factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. We especially look at the severity of those deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. Another red flag is that CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.

Nurse Quality

B-
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

We also want to point out that this facility received a decent grade in our nursing category. We awarded it a grade of B- in the area. Our nursing rating is largely associated with a nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided just 3.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This figure is far below average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics. Although this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of these quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed remarkably well in this subcategory. This is typically an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of moving patients even once per day.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: AFeb 19: A+May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
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We also gave this nursing home a solid score in the category of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of B-. Our short-term care grade is typically employed to gauge a facility's performance with rehabilitation In order to provide highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must provide higher levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. This was a much stronger area for this facility. We found that it outperformed most facilities in this area with 80.7 percent of its residents returning home. This really boosted its grade in this area.

Long-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: CNov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

Turning to the fourth category, this nursing home was given a grade of B- in long-term care, which is generally a respectable score. In crafting our long-term care scores, we analyze the facility's personal care services. One of the factors we considered after nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Candidly, we were a bit concerned this facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to a relatively low 88.88889 percent of its patients. Lastly, we looked at its number of hospitalizations. Here we found that this nursing home had 2.38 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Although this figure is somewhat concerning, this number may be skewed for some facilities due to the preexisting medical conditions of patients.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
D
State:
B+
National:
B
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Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Royal Norwell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.

Provider
A-
4.35%
State
B+
5.75%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.

Provider
B
3.33%
State
B
3.35%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Better hygiene protocols can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for infections.

Provider
D
5.79%
State
B
2.46%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic tells you the percent of long-term residents which are administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from dementia.

Provider
B
12.97%
State
B-
17.92%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Provider
A
11.69%
State
B+
18.77%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Provider
B-
3.33%
State
B+
1.73%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This tells you the percentage of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
C
92.95%
State
B-
90.87%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's well-being.

Provider
B-
16.6%
State
B
14.82%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
B-
14.23%
State
B
16.96%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.

Provider
C
2.38
State
B+
1.45
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Provider
B+
14.23
State
B
16.96
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
C
13.43
State
B
9.99
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This tells you the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Provider
A-
75.78%
State
B-
63.24%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

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