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West Newton Healthcare

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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West Newton Healthcare's website

25 Armory Street,
West Newton MA 02465

(617) 969-2300

50.16% estimated occupancy 1

West Newton Healthcare is a senior living facility in West Newton, Massachusetts. The city has 11,710 people. This facility appears to be among the more impressive nursing homes we assessed. A score of this caliber requires first-rate marks across the board. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all facilities in the United States. Keep reading to see this facility's category scores, which are also strong. It would be hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a first rate facility overall, this nursing home also fared well in our long-term care category, where it earned an A+. Few facilities performed better in this category. For residents looking for a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 83.66534 percent of its residents. This is a few points less than we anticipated but still a reasonably acceptable figure. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Nursing ratings are mostly based on a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 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 facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This nursing home also received an impressive short-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B in this area. In the area of short-term care, we strive to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B

Finally, we also found that this nursing home has received favorable government inspections in recent years. In fact, we awarded it a score of B in this area. Inspection ratings are based on several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This facility received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies to be an immediate threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

West Newton Healthcare Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In West Newton Healthcare, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-plus

In West Newton Healthcare, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who suffered a fall which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In West Newton Healthcare, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term residents which sustained urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In West Newton Healthcare, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for several conditions, including dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In West Newton Healthcare, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In West Newton Healthcare, 1.93% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In West Newton Healthcare, 91.44% of Patients

This is the percent of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In West Newton Healthcare, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and eating. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In West Newton Healthcare, 17.66% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percent of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: F

In West Newton Healthcare, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In West Newton Healthcare, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In West Newton Healthcare, 71.35% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Newton-Wellesley HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.85 miles away2014 Washington Street Newton Lower Falls Massachusetts 02462Voluntary non-profit - Other(617) 243-6000
  • St Elizabeth's Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.63 miles away736 Cambridge Street Brighton Massachusetts 02135Proprietary(617) 789-3000
  • Mount Auburn HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.69 miles away330 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 492-3500
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - NeedhamAcute Care Hospitals 5.19 miles away148 Chestnut Street Needham Heights Massachusetts 02494Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 453-3002
  • Brigham and Women's HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.74 miles away75 Francis Street Boston Massachusetts 02115Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 732-5500
  • Brigham and Women's Faulkner HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.78 miles away1153 Centre Street Jamaica Plain Massachusetts 02130Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 983-7000
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.8 miles away330 Brookline Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02215Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 667-7000
  • Boston Children's HospitalChildrens 5.87 miles away300 Longwood Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02115Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 735-6000

Nearby Dialysis

  • The Dialysis Center at Waltham2.39 miles away135 Beaver Street, Suite 111 Waltham Massachusetts 02452Dialysis Stations: 14 (781) 642-0331
  • Wellesley Dialysis2.73 miles away195 Worcester Street Lower Level Wellesley Hills Massachusetts 02481Dialysis Stations: 18 (781) 431-1414
  • Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center of Boston2.91 miles awayDialysis Unit - Ccp 7 736 Cambridge Street Brighton Massachusetts 02135Dialysis Stations: 17 (617) 789-2592
  • Davita Northeast Cambridge Dialysis4.31 miles away799 Concord Avenue Cambridge Massachusetts 02138CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (617) 547-7700
  • Davita Brookline Dialysis5.16 miles away322 Washington Street Brookline Massachusetts 02445CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (617) 734-7794
  • Kidney Center5.4 miles away888 Commonwealth Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02215CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (617) 739-3000
  • Dci Brigham/Faulkner5.96 miles awayDci Brigham/Faulkner 1153 Centre Street, Belkin House Jamaica Plain Massachusetts 02130CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (617) 983-4470
  • Dci Ball Square6.57 miles away643 Broadway Somerville Massachusetts 02145CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (617) 616-3600