With an address in Chelsea, Massachusetts, Soldiers Home in Massachusetts is one of four available nursing homes in the city. This facility is ranked among the most elite nursing homes we assessed. In fact, it was given the very best grade. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top ten percentile of all nursing homes in the country. As you can find below, this place performed equally well in our category ratings. We gave it a straight A report card!

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Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : FalseUsed to indicate false.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Government - State

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

A+
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. Our nursing grade is based on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of skill of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This facility provided 4.7 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This was one of the higher figures we found. In addition, a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. Both of these statistics are impressive. On top of providing impressive levels of nursing care, this nursing home was also above average in several of the major quality-based metrics we looked at in this category. It performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.

Long-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

This exemplary nursing home also excelled in the category of long-term care, where it received a grade of A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 94.41861 percent of its patients, which is higher than the average nursing home. The last statistic we looked at was its hospitalization rate. We found that this place had 2.35 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days.

Facility Inspections

A
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

This facility also earned a nearly flawless inspection report. It earned one of our best grades in that category with an A. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category usually have very few severe deficiencies. This facility was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

The fourth area we looked at is short-term care, where this facility received an A-. This finished off an elite profile. Few nursing homes received an A- or higher in in each area we assessed. Our short-term care grades are likely most critical for patients requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing. This includes not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. When we assessed this nursing home's nursing hours, we found it provided much more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents that ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A+
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Soldiers Home in Massachusetts Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term care patients who suffer from pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.

Provider
B+
5.81%
State
B+
5.75%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This metric gauges the percent of long-term stay residents that have sustained a fall which caused major injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Provider
A
0.93%
State
B
3.35%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered from UTI's. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to differing reporting standards.

Provider
A
0.47%
State
B
2.46%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Tragically, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
D
21.24%
State
B-
17.92%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Provider
A
11.27%
State
B+
18.77%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Provider
B
1.88%
State
B+
1.73%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Provider
B-
97.21%
State
B-
90.87%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This indicates the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate erosion of a resident's medical condition.

Provider
B-
15.63%
State
B
14.82%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility. Many in the industry argue that mobility is critical to residents' well-being.

Provider
D
8.74%
State
B
16.96%
National
B
17.09%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Provider
D
2.44
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 thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Provider
A
8.74
State
B
16.96
National
B
17.09

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Massachusetts General Hospital 3.43 mi
55 Fruit Street Boston Massachusetts 02114
(617) 726-2000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary - 3.46 mi
243 Charles Street Boston Massachusetts 02114
(617) 523-7900
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Tufts Medical Center 4.05 mi
800 Washington Street Boston Massachusetts 02111
(617) 636-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Cambridge Health Alliance 4.33 mi
1493 Cambridge Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138
(617) 665-2300
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Local
Melrosewakefield Healthcare 4.5 mi
585 Lebanon Street Melrose Massachusetts 02176
(781) 979-3000
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Voluntary non-profit - Private
Boston Medical Center Corporation- 5.23 mi
1 Boston Medical Center Place Boston Massachusetts 02118
(617) 638-8000
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Voluntary non-profit - Private
Mount Auburn Hospital 5.7 mi
330 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138
(617) 492-3500
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Voluntary non-profit - Private
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 5.82 mi
330 Brookline Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02215
(617) 667-7000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Massachusetts General Hospital 3.13 mi
Dialysis Stations: 11
Dialysis Unit 55 Fruit St, Bigelow 10 Boston Massachusetts 02114
(617) 726-3700
Medford Dialysis Center (Bma Medford) 3.54 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 23
305 Mystic Avenue Medford Massachusetts 02155
(781) 396-9282
Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (Dci Boston) 3.95 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 21
35 Kneeland Street 5th Floor Boston Massachusetts 02111
(617) 636-6389
Davita Wellington Circle Dialysis Center 4.14 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 17
10 Cabot Road Suite 103b Medford Massachusetts 02155
(781) 306-9740
Dci Ball Square 4.17 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 16
643 Broadway Somerville Massachusetts 02145
(617) 616-3600
North Suburban Dialysis Center (Bma Essex County) 4.79 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 27
Augustine Plaza 124 Broadway, Route 1n Saugus Massachusetts 01906
(781) 233-2877
Davita Boston Dialysis 4.95 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 37
Dialysis Unit 660 Harrison Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02118
(617) 859-7000
Brigham and Women's Hospital 5.34 mi
Dialysis Stations: 7
Dialysis Unit 75 Francis Street Boston Massachusetts 02115
(617) 732-6130