The Boston Home is a senior living facility located in Dorchester Center, Massachusetts. This city has a total of 47,783 people. This is an A rated facility. This nursing home received one of the most impressive ratings that we offer. A score in this range requires superb scores across the board. We rated this facility as one of the top 100 nursing homes in Massachusetts, which is a distinguished list. This nursing home also received very consistent ratings in all of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
The Boston Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
2049 Dorchester Avenue,
Dorchester Center MA 02124
93.64% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Best Nursing Home in Dorchester Center, Massachusetts Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Dorchester Center, Massachusetts Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Dorchester Center, Massachusetts Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a top notch facility overall, it also performed well in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Few facilities performed better in this area. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. Our nursing rating focuses on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of licensure of the nurses and the amount of time spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also excelled in the category of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of A-. Few nursing homes received a better grade in this area. In the area of short-term care, we try to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the last area, this facility was given an extremely favorable long-term care rating. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B+ in this category, rounding out one of our more favorable profiles. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Boston Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Boston Home, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients who developed pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Boston Home, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Boston Home, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can also be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Boston Home, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Boston Home, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Boston Home, 1.93% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Boston Home, 91.44% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Boston Home, 15.15% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Boston Home, 17.66% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In The Boston Home, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to preserving the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Boston Home, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Boston Home, 10.93 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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