The Boston Home is the only facility we were able to find in Dorchester Center, Massachusetts. We awarded this nursing home an A overall grade, ranking it in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the nation. Based on our assessment, this place is simply as good as it gets. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's exemplary profile is its long-term care score. We discuss long-term care in the next section.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 96 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Non profit - Corporation

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

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: AFeb 19: AMay 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

We also found that this facility excelled in our long-term care rating. We awarded them an A+ in this category. Nursing homes that do well in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. On top of providing elite levels of nursing care and other staffing, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 98.95288 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Lastly, we looked at the facility's number of hospitalizations. We found that this place had 2.46 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: 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

This nursing home also received a virtually flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with an A+. This is one of the few places to receive multiple A+ category grades. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are quite insignificant. 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.

Nurse Quality

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. When calculating our nursing grades, we weigh both nursing hours and the skill levels of the nurses. This place boasts a really impressive 5.9 hours of nursing care per resident each day, of which a significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. On top of providing impressive levels of care, this place also performed well in several of the quality-based metrics we looked at. By way of illustration, in terms of the percentage of its residents suffering falls leading to major injury, this nursing home performed as well as any facility Massachusetts. Avoiding serious falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

The final category we graded is this nursing home's poorest area. However, even in its weakest link we still gave it a respectable grade of B- in our short-term care category. In the area of short-term care, we strive to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. One of this nursing home's strength is that it offers more hours of care from registered nurses to its residents. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 11.5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients return home so this facility is below average.

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

The Boston Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.

Provider
D
14.21%
State
B+
5.75%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients who have suffered a fall leading to severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.

Provider
A+
0.52%
State
B
3.35%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure measures the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Provider
C
4.09%
State
B
2.46%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
B
14.21%
State
B-
17.92%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Provider
D
28.38%
State
B+
18.77%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Provider
B+
0.85%
State
B+
1.73%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Provider
B+
98.97%
State
B-
90.87%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the erosion of a resident's well-being.

Provider
A+
7.19%
State
B
14.82%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility.

Provider
F
3.59%
State
B
16.96%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
D
2.39
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 times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Provider
A+
3.59
State
B
16.96
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B-
11.59
State
B
9.99
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Carney Hospital 0.18 mi
2100 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester Center Massachusetts 02124
(617) 506-2000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton Inc 2.05 mi
199 Reedsdale Road Milton Massachusetts 02186
(617) 696-4600
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Federal
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital 3.38 mi
1153 Centre Street Jamaica Plain Massachusetts 02130
(617) 983-7000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Boston Medical Center Corporation- 3.81 mi
1 Boston Medical Center Place Boston Massachusetts 02118
(617) 638-8000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Brigham and Women's Hospital 4.38 mi
75 Francis Street Boston Massachusetts 02115
(617) 732-5500
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Boston Children's Hospital 4.42 mi
300 Longwood Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02115
(617) 735-6000
Childrens
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 4.62 mi
330 Brookline Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02215
(617) 667-7000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Tufts Medical Center 4.83 mi
800 Washington Street Boston Massachusetts 02111
(617) 636-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Boston Dialysis Center (Bma Boston) 0.14 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 21
2100 Dorchester Avenue 1 South Dorchester Center Massachusetts 02124
(617) 298-2475
Us Renal Care Quincy 2.21 mi
Dialysis Stations: 10
500 Victory Road Quincy Massachusetts 02171
(617) 472-7800
Mary Eliza Mahoney Dialysis Center (Bma of Massachusetts) 2.64 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
416 Warren Street Roxbury Massachusetts 02119
(617) 445-9989
Dci Brigham/Faulkner 3.19 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 21
Dci Brigham/Faulkner 1153 Centre Street, Belkin House Jamaica Plain Massachusetts 02130
(617) 983-4470
Davita Boston Dialysis 4.01 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 37
Dialysis Unit 660 Harrison Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02118
(617) 859-7000
South Suburban Dialysis Facility 4.02 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
(Bma Quincy) 241 Parkingway Quincy Massachusetts 02169
(617) 847-1700
Brigham and Women's Hospital 4.3 mi
Dialysis Stations: 7
Dialysis Unit 75 Francis Street Boston Massachusetts 02115
(617) 732-6130
Children's Hospital Boston 4.3 mi
Dialysis Stations: 7
Dialysis Unit, Farley Four 300 Longwood Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02115
(617) 355-7631