Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a large nursing home located in Gloucester, Massachusetts. With an A- overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the nation. In our view, this facility would be a no brainer for most people. Lastly, this nursing home's ownership changed in the last year, so we will need to monitor it to confirm it maintains its high level of care.
Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
292 Washington Street,
Gloucester MA 01930
66.4% estimated occupancy 1
Please note our records indicate that Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to earning a great overall score, this nursing home also received an excellent short-term care grade, with an impressive grade of A. In computing our short-term care scores, we size up a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This score is considered to be a fair measure of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. This nursing home boosted its score in this category by offering more physical therapy hours to its residents than the average facility. The last statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in Massachusetts in this area with 68.4 percent of its patients returning home. With most facilities, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. Our nursing rating assesses the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with residents. This particular nursing home provided 3.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a fine long-term care score. This actually ended up being this facility's third best category score. In that area, we awarded this facility a score of A-. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. Once we concluded our assessment of the quantity of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly is often a life or death ailment for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.46 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Finally, we wanted to emphasize this nursing home's nearly flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded them a B+ in this category. This rounds out a very strong report card. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. 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.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 6.42% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.57% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a fall leading to serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 2.4% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. More frequent bathing limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 19.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat several conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 19% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.96% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 91.59% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 15.22% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 19.05% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 19.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 10.96 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 70.74% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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