Skip to content

Royal Wood Mill Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Home Health Agency

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: BSep 20: B-Oct 20: BJan 21: B+Feb 21: B+Mar 21: B+Apr 21: B+May 21: B+Jun 21: B+Jul 21: A-Aug 21: A-Sep 21: A-Oct 21: A-Nov 21: A-Jan 22: A-Feb 22: A-Mar 22: A-Apr 22: AMay 22: AJun 22: A
See Rating Overview
Royal Wood Mill Center's website

800 Essex Street,
Lawrence MA 01841

(978) 686-2994

71.8% estimated occupancy 1

Royal Wood Mill Center is in Lawrence, Massachusetts. This facility is one of the most impressive facilities we assessed. It received one of the highest scores we offer. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the United States. One of the major highlights of this facility's exemplary report card is its nursing rating. Nursing grades are discussed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Nutritional Counseling

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
Less:
More:
January
January 1, 2021January 2, 2021January 3, 2021January 4, 2021January 5, 2021January 6, 2021January 7, 2021January 8, 2021January 9, 2021January 10, 2021January 11, 2021January 12, 2021January 13, 2021January 14, 2021January 15, 2021January 16, 2021January 17, 2021January 18, 2021January 19, 2021January 20, 2021January 21, 2021January 22, 2021January 23, 2021January 24, 2021January 25, 2021January 26, 2021January 27, 2021January 28, 2021January 29, 2021January 30, 2021January 31, 2021
February
February 1, 2021February 2, 2021February 3, 2021February 4, 2021February 5, 2021February 6, 2021February 7, 2021February 8, 2021February 9, 2021February 10, 2021February 11, 2021February 12, 2021February 13, 2021February 14, 2021February 15, 2021February 16, 2021February 17, 2021February 18, 2021February 19, 2021February 20, 2021February 21, 2021February 22, 2021February 23, 2021February 24, 2021February 25, 2021February 26, 2021February 27, 2021February 28, 2021
March
March 1, 2021March 2, 2021March 3, 2021March 4, 2021March 5, 2021March 6, 2021March 7, 2021March 8, 2021March 9, 2021March 10, 2021March 11, 2021March 12, 2021March 13, 2021March 14, 2021March 15, 2021March 16, 2021March 17, 2021March 18, 2021March 19, 2021March 20, 2021March 21, 2021March 22, 2021March 23, 2021March 24, 2021March 25, 2021March 26, 2021March 27, 2021March 28, 2021March 29, 2021March 30, 2021March 31, 2021
April
April 1, 2021April 2, 2021April 3, 2021April 4, 2021April 5, 2021April 6, 2021April 7, 2021April 8, 2021April 9, 2021April 10, 2021April 11, 2021April 12, 2021April 13, 2021April 14, 2021April 15, 2021April 16, 2021April 17, 2021April 18, 2021April 19, 2021April 20, 2021April 21, 2021April 22, 2021April 23, 2021April 24, 2021April 25, 2021April 26, 2021April 27, 2021April 28, 2021April 29, 2021April 30, 2021
May
May 1, 2021May 2, 2021May 3, 2021May 4, 2021May 5, 2021May 6, 2021May 7, 2021May 8, 2021May 9, 2021May 10, 2021May 11, 2021May 12, 2021May 13, 2021May 14, 2021May 15, 2021May 16, 2021May 17, 2021May 18, 2021May 19, 2021May 20, 2021May 21, 2021May 22, 2021May 23, 2021May 24, 2021May 25, 2021May 26, 2021May 27, 2021May 28, 2021May 29, 2021May 30, 2021May 31, 2021
June
June 1, 2021June 2, 2021June 3, 2021June 4, 2021June 5, 2021June 6, 2021June 7, 2021June 8, 2021June 9, 2021June 10, 2021June 11, 2021June 12, 2021June 13, 2021June 14, 2021June 15, 2021June 16, 2021June 17, 2021June 18, 2021June 19, 2021June 20, 2021June 21, 2021June 22, 2021June 23, 2021June 24, 2021June 25, 2021June 26, 2021June 27, 2021June 28, 2021June 29, 2021June 30, 2021
July
July 1, 2021July 2, 2021July 3, 2021July 4, 2021July 5, 2021July 6, 2021July 7, 2021July 8, 2021July 9, 2021July 10, 2021July 11, 2021July 12, 2021July 13, 2021July 14, 2021July 15, 2021July 16, 2021July 17, 2021July 18, 2021July 19, 2021July 20, 2021July 21, 2021July 22, 2021July 23, 2021July 24, 2021July 25, 2021July 26, 2021July 27, 2021July 28, 2021July 29, 2021July 30, 2021July 31, 2021
August
August 1, 2021August 2, 2021August 3, 2021August 4, 2021August 5, 2021August 6, 2021August 7, 2021August 8, 2021August 9, 2021August 10, 2021August 11, 2021August 12, 2021August 13, 2021August 14, 2021August 15, 2021August 16, 2021August 17, 2021August 18, 2021August 19, 2021August 20, 2021August 21, 2021August 22, 2021August 23, 2021August 24, 2021August 25, 2021August 26, 2021August 27, 2021August 28, 2021August 29, 2021August 30, 2021August 31, 2021
September
September 1, 2021September 2, 2021September 3, 2021September 4, 2021September 5, 2021September 6, 2021September 7, 2021September 8, 2021September 9, 2021September 10, 2021September 11, 2021September 12, 2021September 13, 2021September 14, 2021September 15, 2021September 16, 2021September 17, 2021September 18, 2021September 19, 2021September 20, 2021September 21, 2021September 22, 2021September 23, 2021September 24, 2021September 25, 2021September 26, 2021September 27, 2021September 28, 2021September 29, 2021September 30, 2021
October
October 1, 2021October 2, 2021October 3, 2021October 4, 2021October 5, 2021October 6, 2021October 7, 2021October 8, 2021October 9, 2021October 10, 2021October 11, 2021October 12, 2021October 13, 2021October 14, 2021October 15, 2021October 16, 2021October 17, 2021October 18, 2021October 19, 2021October 20, 2021October 21, 2021October 22, 2021October 23, 2021October 24, 2021October 25, 2021October 26, 2021October 27, 2021October 28, 2021October 29, 2021October 30, 2021October 31, 2021
November
November 1, 2021November 2, 2021November 3, 2021November 4, 2021November 5, 2021November 6, 2021November 7, 2021November 8, 2021November 9, 2021November 10, 2021November 11, 2021November 12, 2021November 13, 2021November 14, 2021November 15, 2021November 16, 2021November 17, 2021November 18, 2021November 19, 2021November 20, 2021November 21, 2021November 22, 2021November 23, 2021November 24, 2021November 25, 2021November 26, 2021November 27, 2021November 28, 2021November 29, 2021November 30, 2021
December
December 1, 2021December 2, 2021December 3, 2021December 4, 2021December 5, 2021December 6, 2021December 7, 2021December 8, 2021December 9, 2021December 10, 2021December 11, 2021December 12, 2021December 13, 2021December 14, 2021December 15, 2021December 16, 2021December 17, 2021December 18, 2021December 19, 2021December 20, 2021December 21, 2021December 22, 2021December 23, 2021December 24, 2021December 25, 2021December 26, 2021December 27, 2021December 28, 2021December 29, 2021December 30, 2021December 31, 2021

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home received a first-rate nursing grade. We gave it an A in that category. Our nursing score is mostly tied to the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place 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 the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a system of turning residents more often.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its strong profile, this facility also was given a strong short-term care grade, with a score of A. In the category of short-term care, we try to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 7.3 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

In addition, this facility also received a nearly flawless government inspection report. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with an A-. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite minor. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In our last area, this facility also was given an impressive long-term care grade, with a B+. This finished off a very strong report card. Facilities that receive this kind of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are kept in good health. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 54.435486 percent of its residents, which is a bit below what we anticipated. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Royal Wood Mill Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Royal Wood Mill Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Royal Wood Mill Center, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Royal Wood Mill Center, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Royal Wood Mill Center, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is a measure of the percent 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 medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Royal Wood Mill Center, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients which are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically used to treat residents suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Royal Wood Mill Center, 1.95% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Royal Wood Mill Center, 91.63% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Royal Wood Mill Center, 15.18% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate the decline of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Royal Wood Mill Center, 19.01% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels. Many would argue that mobility is critical to residents' mental and physical well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Royal Wood Mill Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Royal Wood Mill Center, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Royal Wood Mill Center, 10.9 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Royal Wood Mill Center, 71.03% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Holy Family HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.71 miles away70 East Street Methuen Massachusetts 01844Proprietary(978) 687-0156
  • Lowell General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.23 miles away295 Varnum Avenue Lowell Massachusetts 01854Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 937-6000
  • Parkland Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 13.99 miles away1 Parkland Drive Derry New Hampshire 03038Proprietary(603) 421-2100
  • Southern Nh Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 14.73 miles away8 Prospect Street Nashua New Hampshire 03060Voluntary non-profit - Private(603) 577-2000
  • Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, BurlingtonAcute Care Hospitals 15.19 miles away41 & 45 Mall Road Burlington Massachusetts 01803Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 744-5100
  • St Joseph HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.55 miles away172 Kinsley St Nashua New Hampshire 03060Voluntary non-profit - Other(603) 882-3000
  • Anna Jaques HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.45 miles away25 Highland Avenue Newburyport Massachusetts 01950Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 463-1000
  • Winchester HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.74 miles away41 Highland Avenue Winchester Massachusetts 01890Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 729-9000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita North Andover Renal at Home2.2 miles away201 Sutton Street North Andover Massachusetts 01845CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (978) 975-1119
  • Fresenius Medical Care Merrimack Valley2.96 miles away100 Milk Street Methuen Massachusetts 01844CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (978) 686-9900
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Methuen4.07 miles away421 Merrimack Street Methuen Massachusetts 01844Dialysis Stations: 21 (978) 975-3117
  • Bio-Medical Applications of New Hampshire Inc5.87 miles away19 Keewadin Drive Suite 1 Salem New Hampshire 03079Dialysis Stations: 1 (603) 870-0969
  • Versailles Dialysis LLC6.3 miles away18 Pelham Road Salem New Hampshire 03079Dialysis Stations: 10 (603) 870-9487
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Lowell7.2 miles away847 Rogers Street Suite 101 Lowell Massachusetts 01852CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 35 (978) 441-5100
  • Fresenius Medical Care Chelmsford10.9 miles away27 Industrial Ave Chelmsford Massachusetts 01824Dialysis Stations: 16 (978) 250-0981
  • Fresenius Medical Care Danvers13.85 miles away75 Newbury Street Danvers Massachusetts 01923Dialysis Stations: 13 (978) 774-0350