The Guardian Center is one of five available facilities located in Brockton, Massachusetts. It looks like this nursing home is among the most impressive nursing homes we assessed. This facility received one of the highest scores that we offer. We rated this nursing home in the 100 best nursing homes in Massachusetts, which is a distinguished list. Finally, this ended up being a very consistent nursing home with consistent ratings in all four of our categories. More information about its category grades can be found below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 123 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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Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

We also wanted to emphasize that this facility earned near flawless inspections recently. We awarded them an A+ in this area. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. 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.

Long-term Care Quality

A
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

To add to its elite assessments in other areas, we gave this nursing home a grade of A for our long-term care rating. Facilities that excel in this category typically provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 96.74556 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is more than most nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at the facility's number of hospitalizations. While it had 2.04 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted score was close to the national average due to it having some more complex patients.

Nurse Quality

A
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Nursing grades are heavily correlated with levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided 3.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: AMay 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 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

In our final category, this nursing home also was awarded a very strong short-term care score, with an A-. This rounded out a very favorable profile. Short-term care scores are vital for individuals requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, this nursing home offers both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities offer both. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents that were able to return home from this facility. We found that it fared better than most facilities in the country in this area with 55.5 percent of its residents returning home.

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 Guardian Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in the same position for too long.

Provider
B
6.97%
State
B+
5.75%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
A
1.18%
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 who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.

Provider
B-
2.45%
State
B
2.46%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This measures the percentage of long-term patients that are given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents suffering from dementia.

Provider
A-
8.33%
State
B-
17.92%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients taking antianxiety drugs.

Provider
C
24.68%
State
B+
18.77%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

Measures the percent of long-term care patients demonstrating signs of depression.

Provider
B+
0.72%
State
B+
1.73%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
B
97.78%
State
B-
90.87%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence.

Provider
B
13.95%
State
B
14.82%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels.

Provider
F
7.21%
State
B
16.96%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

Provider
C
1.99
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 1,000 days of short-term care.

Provider
A+
7.21
State
B
16.96
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Provider
B
9.75
State
B
9.99
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This indicates the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Provider
B+
72.4%
State
B-
63.24%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Good Samaritan Medical Center 2.02 mi
235 North Pearl Street Brockton Massachusetts 02301
(508) 427-3000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital 2.29 mi
680 Center Street Brockton Massachusetts 02302
(508) 941-7000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
South Shore Hospital 6.15 mi
55 Fogg Road South Weymouth Massachusetts 02190
(781) 340-8000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton Inc 10.49 mi
199 Reedsdale Road Milton Massachusetts 02186
(617) 696-4600
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Federal
Norwood Hospital 10.51 mi
800 Washington Street Norwood Massachusetts 02062
(781) 769-4000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Westwood Pembroke Health Systems 12.16 mi
45 Clapboardtree Street Westwood Massachusetts 02090
(617) 762-7764
Psychiatric
Proprietary
Carney Hospital 12.19 mi
2100 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester Center Massachusetts 02124
(617) 506-2000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital 14.46 mi
1153 Centre Street Jamaica Plain Massachusetts 02130
(617) 983-7000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Brockton Regional Kidney Center 1.33 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 25
76 Campanelli Industrial Drive Brockton Massachusetts 02301
(508) 427-5329
Brockton Dialysis Center, LLC 1.51 mi
Dialysis Stations: 19
375 Westgate Drive Brockton Massachusetts 02301
(508) 586-2791
Pure Life Renal of Stoughton, LLC 4 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 18
Med. Office Bldg Suite m107 907 Sumner Street Stoughton Massachusetts 02072
(781) 341-8550
Davita Weymouth Dialysis 7.57 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 27
330 Libbey Industrial Parkway Suite 900 East Weymouth Massachusetts 02189
(781) 331-7700
Us Renal Care Weymouth Dialysis 7.97 mi
Dialysis Stations: 24
587 Washington Street Weymouth Massachusetts 02188
(781) 340-3938
Quality Care Dialysis Center 8.37 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 15
Unit 1 Stetson West 2 West Street Unit 1 South Weymouth Massachusetts 02190
(781) 331-4100
South Suburban Dialysis Facility 10.35 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
(Bma Quincy) 241 Parkingway Quincy Massachusetts 02169
(617) 847-1700
Westwood Dialysis Center (Bma Westwood) 10.87 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 18
90 Glacier Drive Westwood Massachusetts 02090
(781) 326-9985