Taunton Nursing Home is one of just three available facilities located in Taunton, Massachusetts. This facility was given an A- overall, which is among the highest ratings we offer. A score in this range requires superb scores across the board. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top 25 percent of all nursing homes in the country. If you scroll down, you can see this facility's category scores, which are also strong.

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Government - City

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Long-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: A+
Historical

To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. Facilities that receive this type of grade in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are well cared for. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 96.62921 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.2 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than many nursing homes.

Nurse Quality

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: A
Historical

One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. Nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that category, we awarded this facility an A. Nursing grades are tied to quantity of nursing care available. This place provides an impressive 3.7 hours of nursing care per patient daily. Out of this total, more than one quarter of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which is among the most skilled levels of nurses. We apply more weight to hours provided by skilled nurses in computing our nursing grades. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving residents more frequently.

Facility Inspections

B+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+
Historical

Turning to another of this facility's strengths, it also received a very impressive inspection grade. In fact, inspections turned out to be one of its best category grades. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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.

Short-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: B
Historical

The next area we analyzed is short-term care, in which this nursing home was awarded a B. This actually proved to be this nursing home's weakest area. A facility could be doing a lot worse when it's worst grade still is better than most facilities. Our short-term care ratings are likely more meaningful for individuals in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This means not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. One of this nursing home's strengths is that it provides more than an hour of care per day from registered nurses per resident. This is really the gold standard for this area, as it's approximately 50% higher than the typical nursing home's level of registered nurse staffing. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents that were able to return home from this facility. We found that 36.4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
NA
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

Taunton Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients which have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Provider
A
2.86%
State
B+
5.75%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients who sustained a fall which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing grades.

Provider
C
4.49%
State
B
3.35%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Provider
D
5.28%
State
B
2.46%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from cognitive disorders.

Provider
D
22.85%
State
B-
17.92%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Provider
B+
16.67%
State
B+
18.77%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Provider
A-
0.41%
State
B+
1.73%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Provider
B-
97.16%
State
B-
90.87%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of deterioration of a resident's medical condition.

Provider
C
17.74%
State
B
14.82%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
B-
14.62%
State
B
16.96%
National
B
17.09%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
B
1.59
State
B+
1.45
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Provider
B+
14.62
State
B
16.96
National
B
17.09

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

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.

Provider
F
18.81
State
B
9.99
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living often correlates with successful rehabilitation.

Provider
F
27.47%
State
B-
63.24%
National
B
68.04%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Morton Hospital 2.11 mi
88 Washington Street Taunton Massachusetts 02780
(508) 828-7000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Sturdy Memorial Hospital 7.41 mi
211 Park Street Attleboro Massachusetts 02703
(508) 222-5200
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
Good Samaritan Medical Center 13.03 mi
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(508) 427-3000
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Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital 13.89 mi
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(508) 941-7000
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The Miriam Hospital 14.34 mi
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Acute Care Hospitals
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Southcoast Hospital Group, Inc 14.59 mi
363 Highland Avenue Fall River Massachusetts 02720
(508) 679-3131
Acute Care Hospitals
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Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital 14.92 mi
1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway Riverside Rhode Island 02915
(401) 432-1000
Psychiatric
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Saint Anne's Hospital 15.88 mi
795 Middle Street Fall River Massachusetts 02721
(508) 674-5600
Acute Care Hospitals
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Nearby Dialysis

Taunton Regional Dialysis Center 0.7 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
Mill River Place 1 Washington St, Suite 9 Taunton Massachusetts 02780
(508) 828-5986
Attleboro Dialysis Center 7.67 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
111 Pleasant St Attleboro Massachusetts 02703
(508) 226-0218
Dialysis Center of Attleboro LLC 7.8 mi
Dialysis Stations: 18
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(508) 236-6041
Dialysis Center of Pawtucket 12.33 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 21
201 Armistice Boulevard Pawtucket Rhode Island 02860
(401) 722-3313
Nna - Pawtucket 13.09 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 15
79 Division Street Pawtucket Rhode Island 02860
(401) 723-9995
Brockton Dialysis Center, LLC 13.17 mi
Dialysis Stations: 19
375 Westgate Drive Brockton Massachusetts 02301
(508) 586-2791
Fall River Kidney Center LLC 13.37 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 41
48 Weaver Street Fall River Massachusetts 02720
(508) 677-4911
Brockton Regional Kidney Center 13.43 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 25
76 Campanelli Industrial Drive Brockton Massachusetts 02301
(508) 427-5329