Located in Chicopee, Massachusetts, Willimansett Center West is one of just three nursing homes in this city. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B+, which is a very respectable grade. As a matter of fact, this is actually the highest graded nursing home in Chicopee. As far as we can see, this place looks like a good fit for most people. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which you can find in the next section.
Willimansett Center West
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Best Nursing Home in Chicopee, Massachusetts Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a quality overall score as described above, but we especially would like to point out its nearly flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Our inspection grades weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this area typically have few severe deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies an immediate 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
Adding to this nursing home's list of achievements, it also was awarded a superb long-term care grade. We gave them an impressive strong of A- in this category. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 99.64789 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly is often a deadly ailment for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home does not leave its residents vulnerable. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. The nursing grade weighs a variety of datapoints. The most important variable is the amount of time nurses spend with patients. This particular nursing home provided 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 nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at was short-term care, in which this facility was given a grade of B-. This ended up being this facility's least impressive area. This is still not a major area of concern. In crafting these short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to create a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 4.9 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Willimansett Center West Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Willimansett Center West, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care residents which are suffering from pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Willimansett Center West, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that sustained a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Willimansett Center West, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Willimansett Center West, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Willimansett Center West, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Willimansett Center West, 1.93% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Willimansett Center West, 91.44% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Willimansett Center West, 15.15% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating. Some experts believe this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Willimansett Center West, 17.66% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Willimansett Center West, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Willimansett Center West, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Willimansett Center West, 10.93 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Willimansett Center West, 71.35% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
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