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Westford House

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Westford House's website

3 Park Drive,
Westford MA 01886

(978) 392-1144

80.48% estimated occupancy 1

Westford House is a large facility in Westford, Massachusetts. Featuring an overall rating of B-, this is likely a middle of the road nursing home. This place seems to have a few things working in its favor. This facility is better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Colostomy Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Lymphedema Care

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

It should also be noted that this nursing home's nursing score outpaced its overall rating. In fact, we gave it a B+ for its nursing grade. When calculating our nursing grades, we weigh both nursing hours and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a policy of moving a resident more often.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

In addition, we awarded this facility a grade of B in our short-term care category. This is one of our better scores. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to devise a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the number of patients who eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 5.8 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B

This facility also received a strong inspection score. Inspection grades are based on the nursing home's recent government inspections. We awarded this nursing home an above average grade of B in this area. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The last category we analyzed is long-term care. This facility received a grade of B- for this area. Our long-term care scores are more meaningful for patients in need of more conventional services related to personal care. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. Thankfully, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 95.58011 percent of its patients. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand 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

Westford House Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Westford House, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Westford House, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing care limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Westford House, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poor hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Westford House, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term residents that were given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Westford House, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Westford House, 1.93% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Westford House, 91.44% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Westford House, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Westford House, 17.66% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that maintained mobility. Many believe that mobility is important for patients physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Westford House, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to preserving the physical health of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Westford House, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Westford House, 10.93 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Westford House, 71.35% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Nashoba Valley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.02 miles away200 Groton Road Ayer Massachusetts 01432Proprietary(978) 784-9000
  • Emerson Hospital -Acute Care Hospitals 7.84 miles away133 Old Road to 9 Acre Corner Concord Massachusetts 01742Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 369-1400
  • Lowell General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.89 miles away295 Varnum Avenue Lowell Massachusetts 01854Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 937-6000
  • Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, BurlingtonAcute Care Hospitals 12.47 miles away41 & 45 Mall Road Burlington Massachusetts 01803Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 744-5100
  • St Joseph HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.68 miles away172 Kinsley St Nashua New Hampshire 03060Voluntary non-profit - Other(603) 882-3000
  • Southern Nh Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 13.97 miles away8 Prospect Street Nashua New Hampshire 03060Voluntary non-profit - Private(603) 577-2000
  • Marlborough HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.51 miles away157 Union Street Marlborough Massachusetts 01752Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 481-5000
  • Health Alliance - Clinton HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.51 miles away60 Hospital Road Leominster Massachusetts 01453Voluntary non-profit - Other(978) 466-2000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Medical Care Chelmsford5.92 miles away27 Industrial Ave Chelmsford Massachusetts 01824Dialysis Stations: 16 (978) 250-0981
  • Dci Walden Pond7.09 miles away56 B Winthrop Street Concord Massachusetts 01742Dialysis Stations: 13 (978) 369-1683
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Lowell9.56 miles away847 Rogers Street Suite 101 Lowell Massachusetts 01852CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 35 (978) 441-5100
  • Davita Burlington Regional Dialysis12.53 miles away31 Mall Road-Dialysis Suite 1b Burlington Massachusetts 01803CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (781) 270-3580
  • Davita Nashua Dialysis14.06 miles away38 Tyler Street Nashua New Hampshire 03061CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (603) 598-1665
  • Davita Woburn Dialysis15.12 miles away23 Warren Avenue Woburn Massachusetts 01801Dialysis Stations: 17 (781) 935-7700
  • Bio-Medical Applications of New Hampshire, Inc.16.25 miles away20 Cotton Road Suite 200 Nashua New Hampshire 03063Dialysis Stations: 21 (603) 577-4547
  • The Dialysis Center at Waltham16.37 miles away135 Beaver Street, Suite 111 Waltham Massachusetts 02452Dialysis Stations: 14 (781) 642-0331