Whittier Bradford Transitional Care Unit
145 Ward Hill Avenue, Haverhill MA 01835 · (978) 372-8000 · 83.5% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
Whittier Bradford Transitional Care Unit is a very-small nursing home located in Haverhill, Massachusetts. We awarded this facility a very impressive overall score of A+. In fact, this turned out to be the highest graded facility in Haverhill. We could not find many negative things to say about this facility. Its ratings are just impeccable. This facility also received impressive grades in each of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 20 Beds
For profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ short-term care grade. In computing our short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This category is typically a solid assessment of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. This facility excelled at the highest level in the two key staffing areas we looked at. It offered about 50% more care from physical therapists and registered nurses than the average nursing home. This is an excellent sign. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes in this area with 72.6 percent of its residents returning home.
We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. Our nursing score looks at the facility's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of training of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provided 6.6 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This was one of the higher figures we found. In addition, we found that a significant portion of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. In addition to offering high levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. It performed as well as any nursing home in the country in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Continuing with its first-class performance, this nursing home also earned an A+ inspection grade. This is based on the facility's recent government inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can pay to a nursing home. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be relatively insignificant. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
In the final category, this nursing home also received an A+ for its long-term care score. This topped off an amazing report card of straight A+'s. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. We weren't able to locate this place's vaccination data. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 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.
Whittier Bradford Transitional Care Unit Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This tells you the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better