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Bear Mountain at Andover

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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80 Andover Street,
Andover MA 01810

54.51% estimated occupancy 1

Bear Mountain at Andover is a facility located in Andover, Massachusetts, a city with 33,201 people. This facility is among the most elite nursing homes we assessed. It was given one of the highest scores that we offer. We were impressed enough to rank this facility as one of the top 50 facilities in Massachusetts. Headlining this place's stellar report card is its inspection grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.

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Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Colostomy Care

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Andover, Massachusetts badge

Best Nursing Home in Andover, Massachusetts Awards 2021

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to performing well overall, this facility also earned a nearly flawless inspection report. Consequently, it received one of our best grades in that area with an A+. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some are relatively minor. 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

Grade: A

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility was awarded a high-end score of A in our long-term care area. Facilities that receive this kind of score in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are well cared for. 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 facility administered the vaccine to 88.625595 percent of its patients. This is somewhat lower than we were hoping for but still a reasonably acceptable figure. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, at least this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.04 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility also received a fine short-term care score. In fact, this turned out to be this facility's third strongest category score. In that category, we awarded this facility a score of A-. Our short-term care grades are considered to be more meaningful for residents needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This means not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

The last area we assessed was nursing, where this facility was awarded a grade of A-. This wrapped up a very favorable profile. Very few nursing homes earned an A- or better in each of our categories. Our nursing score looks at the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of training of those nurses and the number of hours spent with residents. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these metrics as reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care offered, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Bear Mountain at Andover Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Bear Mountain at Andover, 7.41% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This gauges the percent of long-term stay residents that suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Bear Mountain at Andover, 5.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term residents which experienced falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Bear Mountain at Andover, 8.7% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic can be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Bear Mountain at Andover, 8% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Bear Mountain at Andover, 17.44% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients that are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Bear Mountain at Andover, 0% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Bear Mountain at Andover, 90.37% of Patients

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

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Bear Mountain at Andover, 15.2% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Bear Mountain at Andover, 24.68% of Residents

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care patients who maintained mobility. Many in the industry argue that mobility is vital to patients well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Bear Mountain at Andover, 0.04 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to preserving the physical health of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Bear Mountain at Andover, 24.68% of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Bear Mountain at Andover, 8.93% of Patients

This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Bear Mountain at Andover, 79.19% of Resident

Measures the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Holy Family HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.07 miles away70 East Street Methuen Massachusetts 01844Proprietary(978) 687-0156
  • Lowell General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.15 miles away295 Varnum Avenue Lowell Massachusetts 01854Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 937-6000
  • Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, BurlingtonAcute Care Hospitals 11 miles away41 & 45 Mall Road Burlington Massachusetts 01803Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 744-5100
  • Winchester HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 12.29 miles away41 Highland Avenue Winchester Massachusetts 01890Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 729-9000
  • Melrosewakefield HealthcareAcute Care Hospitals 13.37 miles away585 Lebanon Street Melrose Massachusetts 02176Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 979-3000
  • Beverly Hospital CorporationAcute Care Hospitals 14.96 miles away85 Herrick Street Beverly Massachusetts 01915Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 922-3000
  • North Shore Medical Center -Acute Care Hospitals 15.34 miles away81 Highland Avenue Salem Massachusetts 01970Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 741-1215
  • Southern Nh Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 17.08 miles away8 Prospect Street Nashua New Hampshire 03060Voluntary non-profit - Private(603) 577-2000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita North Andover Renal at Home4.94 miles away201 Sutton Street North Andover Massachusetts 01845CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (978) 975-1119
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Lowell5.89 miles away847 Rogers Street Suite 101 Lowell Massachusetts 01852CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 35 (978) 441-5100
  • Fresenius Medical Care Merrimack Valley7.15 miles away100 Milk Street Methuen Massachusetts 01844CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (978) 686-9900
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Methuen7.8 miles away421 Merrimack Street Methuen Massachusetts 01844Dialysis Stations: 21 (978) 975-3117
  • Fresenius Medical Care Chelmsford9.21 miles away27 Industrial Ave Chelmsford Massachusetts 01824Dialysis Stations: 16 (978) 250-0981
  • Davita Burlington Regional Dialysis9.64 miles away31 Mall Road-Dialysis Suite 1b Burlington Massachusetts 01803CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (781) 270-3580
  • Fmc Services of Stoneham10.02 miles away2 Main Street Suite 100 Stoneham Massachusetts 02180CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (781) 279-2454
  • Bio-Medical Applications of New Hampshire Inc10.07 miles away19 Keewadin Drive Suite 1 Salem New Hampshire 03079Dialysis Stations: 1 (603) 870-0969