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Sweet Brook of Williamstown Rehabilitation & N Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2020 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: DFeb 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: CMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: CSep 20: C
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Sweet Brook of Williamstown Rehabilitation & N Center's website

1561 Cold Spring Road,
Williamstown MA 01267

(413) 458-8127

43.76% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Sweet Brook of Williamstown Rehabilitation & N Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Sweet Brook of Williamstown Rehabilitation & N Center is in Williamstown, Massachusetts. We gave it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack score. This place has some things going for it. The best part of this place's profile is its remarkable nursing score. We discuss nursing in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

The main thing salvaging this nursing home's profile is its elite nursing grade. In fact, we gave this nursing home an A+ in that category. Our nursing score consists of a handful of factors, however, the paramount consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Another one of this facility's better category grades was in the category of short-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B+. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility's next best area is long-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a B-. Our long-term care ratings are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of care. This means a broad range of personal care services, ranging from assistance with activities of daily living to routine medical services. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 91.503265 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is a bit below what we expected but still a decent percentage. On a more positive note, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

In our final category of inspections, this facility received an F in this area. This score was detrimental to this nursing home's overall score. We would advise paying close attention to any deficiencies on a facility's inspection reports when it receives this bad of an inspection grade. We recommend you scrutinize the level of severity of the deficiencies. This particular nursing home had one category J through K deficiency, which are among the worst deficiencies. This generally means that inspectors uncovered a deficiency which places patient health or safety in immediate jeopardy. Finally, we also want to point out that this facility received significant government fines in recent years in excess of $50,000. This generally indicates that government inspectors became fed up after several years of bad inspections.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Sweet Brook of Williamstown Rehabilitation & N Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Sweet Brook of Williamstown Rehabilitation & N Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Sweet Brook of Williamstown Rehabilitation & N Center, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure measures the percent of long-term care patients that sustained a fall which caused major injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Sweet Brook of Williamstown Rehabilitation & N Center, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term residents that have experienced a urinary tract infection. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Sweet Brook of Williamstown Rehabilitation & N Center, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Sweet Brook of Williamstown Rehabilitation & N Center, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Sweet Brook of Williamstown Rehabilitation & N Center, 1.93% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Sweet Brook of Williamstown Rehabilitation & N Center, 91.44% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Sweet Brook of Williamstown Rehabilitation & N Center, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Sweet Brook of Williamstown Rehabilitation & N Center, 17.66% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels. Some argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' mental and physical health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Sweet Brook of Williamstown Rehabilitation & N Center, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

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

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Sweet Brook of Williamstown Rehabilitation & N Center, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Sweet Brook of Williamstown Rehabilitation & N Center, 10.93 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Sweet Brook of Williamstown Rehabilitation & N Center, 71.35% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with superior rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Southwestern Vermont Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 13.83 miles away100 Hospital Drive Bennington Vermont 05201Voluntary non-profit - Private(802) 442-6361
  • Berkshire Medical Center Inc - 1Acute Care Hospitals 15.34 miles away725 North Street Pittsfield Massachusetts 01201Voluntary non-profit - Other(413) 447-2000

Nearby Dialysis

  • North Adams Renal Dialysis Suite of Bmc6.67 miles away71 Hospital Avenue North Adams Massachusetts 01247Dialysis Stations: 13 (413) 664-5100
  • Southwestern Vermont Renal Center13.78 miles awaySvmc 100 Hospital Drive Bennington Vermont 05201Dialysis Stations: 9 (802) 440-6020
  • Berkshire Medical Center15.94 miles awayDialysis Unit 8 Conte Drive Pittsfield Massachusetts 01201CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (413) 447-3066