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Edgewood LifeCare Community

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Edgewood LifeCare Community's website

575 Osgood Street,
North Andover MA 01845

(978) 725-3300

57.5% estimated occupancy 1

Located in North Andover, Massachusetts, Edgewood LifeCare Community is one of just a few available nursing homes in this area. This nursing home proved to be an A rated facility, which is one of the best scores we offer. Not surprisingly, this is actually the number one rated nursing home in the city. If you look below, you will see this nursing home's category ratings, which appear to be equally strong as its overall grade.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Audiology
  • Aquatic Therapy

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts badge

Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in North Andover, Massachusetts badge

Best Nursing Home in North Andover, Massachusetts Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts badge

Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in North Andover, Massachusetts badge

Best Nursing Home in North Andover, Massachusetts Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in North Andover, Massachusetts badge

Best Nursing Home in North Andover, Massachusetts Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. The nursing grade assesses several datapoints, but the paramount one is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

This nursing home also received a virtually flawless inspection report. As a result, it earned one of our highest grades in that area with an A+. This is one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+'s. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Turning the page to our next area, we gave this facility a score of A- for its short-term care score. This is a first-rate score. Our short-term care grades are considered to be more critical for folks requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional skilled nursing services. This includes not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 4.8 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

The fourth area we graded was long-term care, where this facility was given a grade of A-. This completed a first-rate report card. Few nursing homes earned an A- or higher in each of our categories. In a long-term care environment, the primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the data points we considered after nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 88.2353 percent of its residents. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Edgewood LifeCare Community Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Edgewood LifeCare Community, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Edgewood LifeCare Community, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients which have had a fall which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Edgewood LifeCare Community, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents which suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Edgewood LifeCare Community, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Edgewood LifeCare Community, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients who are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Edgewood LifeCare Community, 1.93% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting signs of depression. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Edgewood LifeCare Community, 91.44% of Patients

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

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Edgewood LifeCare Community, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Edgewood LifeCare Community, 17.66% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percent of long-term care residents that maintained mobility. Some experts would argue that mobility is vital to residents' physical and mental well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Edgewood LifeCare Community, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Edgewood LifeCare Community, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Edgewood LifeCare Community, 10.93 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Edgewood LifeCare Community, 71.35% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Holy Family HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.64 miles away70 East Street Methuen Massachusetts 01844Proprietary(978) 687-0156
  • Lowell General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 12.47 miles away295 Varnum Avenue Lowell Massachusetts 01854Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 937-6000
  • Anna Jaques HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.53 miles away25 Highland Avenue Newburyport Massachusetts 01950Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 463-1000
  • Beverly Hospital CorporationAcute Care Hospitals 14.66 miles away85 Herrick Street Beverly Massachusetts 01915Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 922-3000
  • Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, BurlingtonAcute Care Hospitals 15.9 miles away41 & 45 Mall Road Burlington Massachusetts 01803Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 744-5100
  • Parkland Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 16.09 miles away1 Parkland Drive Derry New Hampshire 03038Proprietary(603) 421-2100
  • North Shore Medical Center -Acute Care Hospitals 16.4 miles away81 Highland Avenue Salem Massachusetts 01970Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 741-1215
  • Winchester HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.5 miles away41 Highland Avenue Winchester Massachusetts 01890Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 729-9000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita North Andover Renal at Home1.41 miles away201 Sutton Street North Andover Massachusetts 01845CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (978) 975-1119
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Methuen3.48 miles away421 Merrimack Street Methuen Massachusetts 01844Dialysis Stations: 21 (978) 975-3117
  • Fresenius Medical Care Merrimack Valley3.77 miles away100 Milk Street Methuen Massachusetts 01844CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (978) 686-9900
  • Bio-Medical Applications of New Hampshire Inc8.44 miles away19 Keewadin Drive Suite 1 Salem New Hampshire 03079Dialysis Stations: 1 (603) 870-0969
  • Versailles Dialysis LLC8.83 miles away18 Pelham Road Salem New Hampshire 03079Dialysis Stations: 10 (603) 870-9487
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Lowell9.95 miles away847 Rogers Street Suite 101 Lowell Massachusetts 01852CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 35 (978) 441-5100
  • Fresenius Medical Care Danvers11.53 miles away75 Newbury Street Danvers Massachusetts 01923Dialysis Stations: 13 (978) 774-0350
  • Fresenius Medical Care Chelmsford13.61 miles away27 Industrial Ave Chelmsford Massachusetts 01824Dialysis Stations: 16 (978) 250-0981