Whester Nursing Center is a large nursing home located in Winchester, Massachusetts. With an A+ overall grade, we ranked this nursing home number 237 in the country. This puts it in the top two percentile of all nursing homes. Based on our ratings, you can not go wrong with this place. Finally, this appears to be a very consistent facility with consistent ratings in all of our categories. More information about its category grades is available below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 121 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Corporation

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

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 being a strong nursing home overall, it also earned A+ inspections recently. Its inspections were virtually flawless. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite insignificant. It doesn't look like we were able to find deficiency data for this facility. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

A+
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

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. Our nursing score is mostly based on a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home boasts a really impressive 4.1 hours of nursing care per patient per day, of which a significant portion was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to providing impressive levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home in the state when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.

Short-term Care Quality

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

This nursing home also received an A+ for its short-term care score. With our short-term care score, we endeavor to create a fair measure for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. This nursing home excelled at the highest level in the two key staffing areas we assessed. In fact, it provided about 50% more care from registered nurses and physical therapists than the typical facility. This is often a very favorable sign. The last statistic we assessed in this category is the number of residents who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in Massachusetts in this area with 65.5 percent of its patients returning home. At most nursing homes, fewer than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

A
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

Moving on to the fourth category, this nursing home received an excellent long-term care score. We awarded it an A in that category, giving this facility straight A's. Facilities that do well in this category tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. One of the criteria we considered after this nursing home's impressive nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the elderly. This combination proved to be effective as this place keeps its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.94 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

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

Whester Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.

Provider
A
3.54%
State
B+
5.75%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients who have had a fall leading to major injury.

Provider
A-
1.74%
State
B
3.35%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric may also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.

Provider
A
0.59%
State
B
2.46%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
A
7.31%
State
B-
17.92%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric gauges the percent of long-term care patients which are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Provider
A+
8.62%
State
B+
18.77%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
1.73%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
B+
98.44%
State
B-
90.87%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percent of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the deterioration of a resident's well-being.

Provider
B+
12.99%
State
B
14.82%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
A-
21.92%
State
B
16.96%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical health of residents.

Provider
A
1.13
State
B+
1.45
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

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

Provider
C
21.92
State
B
16.96
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Provider
A
6.15
State
B
9.99
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements.

Provider
A-
79.49%
State
B-
63.24%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Winchester Hospital 0.94 mi
41 Highland Avenue Winchester Massachusetts 01890
(781) 729-9000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington 3.75 mi
41 & 45 Mall Road Burlington Massachusetts 01803
(781) 744-5100
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Melrosewakefield Healthcare 3.88 mi
585 Lebanon Street Melrose Massachusetts 02176
(781) 979-3000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Mount Auburn Hospital 6.06 mi
330 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138
(617) 492-3500
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Cambridge Health Alliance 6.32 mi
1493 Cambridge Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138
(617) 665-2300
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Local
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary - 7.66 mi
243 Charles Street Boston Massachusetts 02114
(617) 523-7900
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Massachusetts General Hospital 7.73 mi
55 Fruit Street Boston Massachusetts 02114
(617) 726-2000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
St Elizabeth's Medical Center 7.84 mi
736 Cambridge Street Brighton Massachusetts 02135
(617) 789-3000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary

Nearby Dialysis

Davita Woburn Dialysis 1.29 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
23 Warren Avenue Woburn Massachusetts 01801
(781) 935-7700
Davita Wellington Circle Dialysis Center 3.41 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 17
10 Cabot Road Suite 103b Medford Massachusetts 02155
(781) 306-9740
Fmc Services of Stoneham 3.46 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
2 Main Street Suite 100 Stoneham Massachusetts 02180
(781) 279-2454
Davita Burlington Regional Dialysis 4.12 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 17
31 Mall Road-Dialysis Suite 1b Burlington Massachusetts 01803
(781) 270-3580
Dci Ball Square 4.56 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 16
643 Broadway Somerville Massachusetts 02145
(617) 616-3600
Medford Dialysis Center (Bma Medford) 4.63 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 23
305 Mystic Avenue Medford Massachusetts 02155
(781) 396-9282
Davita Northeast Cambridge Dialysis 5.03 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 18
799 Concord Avenue Cambridge Massachusetts 02138
(617) 547-7700
North Suburban Dialysis Center (Bma Essex County) 6.31 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 27
Augustine Plaza 124 Broadway, Route 1n Saugus Massachusetts 01906
(781) 233-2877