The Guardian Center is in Brockton, Massachusetts. The city has a population of 93,766 people. It looks like this nursing home is one of the better facilities we assessed. A score in this range requires high-end scores across the board. Not surprisingly, this turned out to be the best nursing home in Brockton. The best aspect of this facility's strong report card was its nursing rating. Nursing grades are discussed in the next paragraph
The Guardian Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a first rate facility overall, this facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it earned an A. Nursing grades are heavily correlated with quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Massachusetts in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving patients more frequently.
In addition, this nursing home also earned a nearly flawless government inspection report. As a result, it earned one of our highest grades in that area with an A. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this area typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. 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.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning the page to our next category, we awarded this facility a score of A- for its short-term care grade. This is a very impressive score. In the category of short-term care, we strive to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 5.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
In the final category we analyzed, this nursing home was awarded a very favorable grade of B+ in our long-term care category. With this grade, the nursing home finished off an elite report card. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are well cared for. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 96.64179 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Guardian Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Guardian Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Guardian Center, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Guardian Center, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Guardian Center, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents which were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these medications due to having more residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Guardian Center, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Guardian Center, 1.93% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Guardian Center, 91.44% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Guardian Center, 15.15% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who required increased 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 decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Guardian Center, 17.66% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In The Guardian Center, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Guardian Center, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Guardian Center, 10.93 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Guardian Center, 71.35% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Brockton, MA
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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