Note: West Newton Healthcare has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

West Newton Healthcare is a large facility in West Newton, Massachusetts. With an overall grade of F, we consider this to be a very poor facility. Based on our analysis, this facility is not a good fit for anyone. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category was inspections, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 123 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Individual

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

B-
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: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent grade in that category with a score of B-. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite insignificant. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, CMS cited this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. Hopefully, its performance improves in the future, but until then we simply can't recommend this facility.

Nurse Quality

B-
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: BMay 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. This turned out to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of B-. In computing our nursing ratings, we weigh both staffing levels and the training levels of those nurses. This facility provided just 3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, while this place didn't rank highly in terms of its nursing hours per resident, it fared better in some of the quality measures we looked at. In terms of the number of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, this place fared better than average.

Long-term Care Quality

B-
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: AMay 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

We were also surprised to learn that this nursing home received a reasonably solid long-term care grade this year. We awarded it a grade of B- in this area. In computing our long-term care grades, we look at the facility's ability to maintain its permanent residents' health and quality of life. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 64.15663 percent of its residents. This is many points below what we were hoping for. Lastly, we looked at the facility's number of hospitalizations. Although it had 2.34 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted statistic was more favorable.

Short-term Care Quality

F
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: CMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

The last area we assessed is short-term care, where this facility was given a bottom of the barrel score in this category also. It received a lowly F in this category, which is obviously somewhat alarming. Our short-term care scores are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a broad range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. With its weak grade in this area, we were not stunned to learn that this place provides substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most other facilities. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who returned home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 33.3 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
F
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

West Newton Healthcare Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in one position for too long.

Provider
B
6.45%
State
B+
5.75%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.

Provider
A-
1.81%
State
B
3.35%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term residents that had UTI's. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards.

Provider
A
0.6%
State
B
2.46%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Provider
D
27.67%
State
B-
17.92%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Provider
B-
23%
State
B+
18.77%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is the percent of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could indicate lower quality care.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
1.73%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Provider
F
79.24%
State
B-
90.87%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This indicates the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate decline of a resident's well-being.

Provider
D
23.45%
State
B
14.82%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility. Many believe that the ability to move around is critical to patients well-being.

Provider
A
24.47%
State
B
16.96%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

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

Provider
B-
2.34
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 rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
D
24.47
State
B
16.96
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A-
7.01
State
B
9.99
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

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

Provider
B+
74.15%
State
B-
63.24%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Newton-Wellesley Hospital 1.85 mi
2014 Washington Street Newton Lower Falls Massachusetts 02462
(617) 243-6000
Acute Care Hospitals
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St Elizabeth's Medical Center 3.63 mi
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Mount Auburn Hospital 4.69 mi
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Brigham and Women's Hospital 5.74 mi
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(617) 732-5500
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Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital 5.78 mi
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(617) 983-7000
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 5.8 mi
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(617) 667-7000
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Boston Children's Hospital 5.87 mi
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(617) 735-6000
Childrens
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Nearby Dialysis

The Dialysis Center at Waltham 2.39 mi
Dialysis Stations: 14
135 Beaver Street, Suite 111 Waltham Massachusetts 02452
(781) 642-0331
Wellesley Dialysis 2.73 mi
Dialysis Stations: 18
195 Worcester Street Lower Level Wellesley Hills Massachusetts 02481
(781) 431-1414
Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center of Boston 2.91 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
Dialysis Unit - Ccp 7 736 Cambridge Street Brighton Massachusetts 02135
(617) 789-2592
Davita Northeast Cambridge Dialysis 4.31 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 18
799 Concord Avenue Cambridge Massachusetts 02138
(617) 547-7700
Davita Brookline Dialysis 5.16 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 25
322 Washington Street Brookline Massachusetts 02445
(617) 734-7794
Kidney Center 5.4 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 21
888 Commonwealth Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02215
(617) 739-3000
Dci Brigham/Faulkner 5.96 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 21
Dci Brigham/Faulkner 1153 Centre Street, Belkin House Jamaica Plain Massachusetts 02130
(617) 983-4470
Dci Ball Square 6.57 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 16
643 Broadway Somerville Massachusetts 02145
(617) 616-3600