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Sancta Maria Nursing Facility

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: B+Jun 19: BJul 19: B+Aug 19: A-Sep 19: B+Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: DSep 20: DOct 20: DJan 21: B+Feb 21: B+Mar 21: B+Apr 21: A-May 21: A-Jun 21: A-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: A-May 22: A-Jun 22: A-Aug 22: ASep 22: A
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Sancta Maria Nursing Facility's website

799 Concord Avenue,
Cambridge MA 02138

(617) 868-2200

90.42% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Sancta Maria Nursing Facility is one of just three facilities in this city. With an overall grade of A, this is without a doubt a world class facility. You flat out can't do any better than this place. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its short-term care grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Church related
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Hemodialysis
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts badge

Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Cambridge, Massachusetts badge

Best Nursing Home in Cambridge, Massachusetts Awards 2019

Registered Staff Hours

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

Grade: A

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an excellent short-term care score, with a grade of A. Our short-term care ratings are likely most critical for folks in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires more skilled nursing. This includes not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients that returned home from this facility. We found that 6.6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its top-shelf resume, this nursing home also was given a superb long-term care score, with a score of A. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a life threatening condition for nursing home patients so we like it when a facility does not roll the dice on this issue. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Tallying another strong category grade, this nursing home also excelled in inspections, where it earned a score of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this area generally have very 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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

In the final category we assessed, this facility was awarded a very strong grade of B+ in our nursing category. With this score, the nursing home rounded out a very impressive report card. Our nursing rating features a host of data points. The most important one is the amount of time nurses spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to avoiding 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

Sancta Maria Nursing Facility Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Sancta Maria Nursing Facility, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Sancta Maria Nursing Facility, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients that sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Sancta Maria Nursing Facility, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents that experienced UTI's. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Sancta Maria Nursing Facility, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Sancta Maria Nursing Facility, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Sancta Maria Nursing Facility, 1.93% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who are showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Sancta Maria Nursing Facility, 91.44% of Patients

This is the percent of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Sancta Maria Nursing Facility, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients 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 be a sign of decline of a patient's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Sancta Maria Nursing Facility, 17.66% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels. Some believe that mobility is important for patients health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Sancta Maria Nursing Facility, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Sancta Maria Nursing Facility, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Sancta Maria Nursing Facility, 10.93 Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Sancta Maria Nursing Facility, 71.35% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with successful rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mount Auburn HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.53 miles away330 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 492-3500
  • Cambridge Health AllianceAcute Care Hospitals 2.8 miles away1493 Cambridge Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138Government - Local(617) 665-2300
  • St Elizabeth's Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.89 miles away736 Cambridge Street Brighton Massachusetts 02135Proprietary(617) 789-3000
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.29 miles away330 Brookline Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02215Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 667-7000
  • Boston Children's HospitalChildrens 4.48 miles away300 Longwood Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02115Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 735-6000
  • Brigham and Women's HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.49 miles away75 Francis Street Boston Massachusetts 02115Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 732-5500
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary -Acute Care Hospitals 4.67 miles away243 Charles Street Boston Massachusetts 02114Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 523-7900
  • Massachusetts General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.77 miles away55 Fruit Street Boston Massachusetts 02114Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 726-2000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita Northeast Cambridge Dialysis0.07 miles away799 Concord Avenue Cambridge Massachusetts 02138CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (617) 547-7700
  • Dci Ball Square2.38 miles away643 Broadway Somerville Massachusetts 02145CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (617) 616-3600
  • The Dialysis Center at Waltham2.9 miles away135 Beaver Street, Suite 111 Waltham Massachusetts 02452Dialysis Stations: 14 (781) 642-0331
  • Medford Dialysis Center (Bma Medford)3.03 miles away305 Mystic Avenue Medford Massachusetts 02155CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 23 (781) 396-9282
  • Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center of Boston3.14 miles awayDialysis Unit - Ccp 7 736 Cambridge Street Brighton Massachusetts 02135Dialysis Stations: 17 (617) 789-2592
  • Davita Wellington Circle Dialysis Center3.18 miles away10 Cabot Road Suite 103b Medford Massachusetts 02155CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (781) 306-9740
  • Kidney Center3.5 miles away888 Commonwealth Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02215CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (617) 739-3000
  • Davita Brookline Dialysis4.36 miles away322 Washington Street Brookline Massachusetts 02445CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (617) 734-7794