The Meadows is located in North Andover, Massachusetts, a city with a total of 28,352 people. This facility is among the highest-graded facilities we found. In fact, it received our absolute highest grade. In fact, we were so impressed with this facility that we rated it as the best facility in North Andover. Headlining this nursing home's exemplary profile is its inspection grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

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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: A+Jun 19: A+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 addition to receiving a great overall score, this nursing home also earned an A+ inspection grade. This score is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the highest complements we can pay to a nursing home. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively insignificant. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: A-Feb 19: AMay 19: A-Jun 19: A-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

This top notch nursing home also performed remarkably in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of A+. Only a small group of nursing homes performed better in this category. In computing our short-term care scores, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to formulate a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. This place excelled in the two key staffing areas we looked at. It provided more care from physical therapists and registered nurses than a typical facility. This is usually a great sign. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes in the country with 60.6 percent of its residents returning home.

Nurse Quality

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 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

This nursing home also received an A+ for its nursing grade. We looked at the licensure of nurses employed by the nursing home, in addition to the number of hours those nurses worked with residents, in calculating our rating in this category. This particular nursing home provided 5.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This was one of the highest figures we found. In addition, a significant portion of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. In addition to providing impressive levels of care, this facility also performed well in several of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In terms of the percentage of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, this place outpaced the national average.

Long-term Care Quality

A
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Historical

Switching gears to our next area, this nursing home was given an excellent long-term care rating. We gave it a grade of A in that area, giving this facility straight A's. Facilities that do well in this category typically provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 95.86207 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than the average nursing 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 Meadows Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
B
6.61%
State
B+
5.75%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients which have had a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.

Provider
D
6.21%
State
B
3.35%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with insufficient hygiene.

Provider
C
3.6%
State
B
2.46%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
C
20%
State
B-
17.92%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.

Provider
B
20.45%
State
B+
18.77%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts argue that this is a measure of quality of life.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
1.73%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Measures the percentage of long-term patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.

Provider
B
97.93%
State
B-
90.87%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher 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
C
19.32%
State
B
14.82%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
A-
20.15%
State
B
16.96%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.

Provider
A-
1.24
State
B+
1.45
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.

Provider
C
20.15
State
B
16.96
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B-
11.56
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 care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.

Provider
D
54.29%
State
B-
63.24%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

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Nearby Dialysis

Davita North Andover Renal at Home 1.41 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 19
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Fresenius Medical Care of Methuen 3.48 mi
Dialysis Stations: 21
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Dialysis Stations: 19
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(978) 686-9900
Bio-Medical Applications of New Hampshire Inc 8.44 mi
Dialysis Stations: 1
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(603) 870-0969
Versailles Dialysis LLC 8.83 mi
Dialysis Stations: 10
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(603) 870-9487
Fresenius Medical Care of Lowell 9.95 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 35
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(978) 441-5100
Fresenius Medical Care Danvers 11.53 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
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Fresenius Medical Care Chelmsford 13.61 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
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