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Wingate at Belvidere

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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500 Wentworth Avenue,
Lowell MA 01852

(978) 458-1271

63.39% estimated occupancy 1

Wingate at Belvidere is a facility located in Lowell, Massachusetts, which has a total of 106,541 people. We awarded this facility an overall grade of D. A grade of this caliber generally suggests some red flags. While this score isn't too far off the city grade in Lowell which is a C, you still ought to be able to do better. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's profile is its strong inspection reports. You can continue reading to learn more about inspections and other category scores

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

While we were not high on this facility overall, we awarded it an A- for our inspections rating. This score is far more impressive than the nursing home's overall score. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are relatively minor. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

This facility's next most favorable area is its short-term care score, where it was awarded a grade of C. With our short-term care score, we attempt to create a valuable measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess the facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. When we looked at this facility's physical therapist hours, we found it offered more hours of physical therapy per day to its residents than most nursing homes. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. It performed respectably in this area with 48.2 percent of its patients returning home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

This facility's next best category was nursing, but even there it received a grade of just D. This is still a well below average grade. In computing a facility's nursing rating, we look at the amount of time nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. With a meager 3 hours of nursing care per resident per day, this facility's nurse staffing levels were far below the national average. To pair with its subpar totals in the area of nursing hours per resident, this place also did not fare as well in the quality-based measures we looked at in determining our nursing scores. We looked at the percent of patients sustaining major falls and pressure ulcers. This facility had more pressure ulcers and falls than the average facility.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

Turning to our fourth area, this nursing home didn't fare well in this area either. Due to a poor grade of F in long-term care, this is just about as bad as it gets. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in long-term care likely don't provide the kind of consistent 24/7 care that some other facilities offer. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. We were concerned by the fact that this facility vaccinated a relatively low 47.791164 percent of its patients against pneumonia. To our surprise, this place actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had just 1.1 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Wingate at Belvidere Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Wingate at Belvidere, 6.42% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Wingate at Belvidere, 3.57% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are routinely caused by poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Wingate at Belvidere, 2.4% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who have suffered from a UTI. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Wingate at Belvidere, 19.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Wingate at Belvidere, 19% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term patients that were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Wingate at Belvidere, 1.96% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Wingate at Belvidere, 91.59% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Wingate at Belvidere, 15.22% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Wingate at Belvidere, 19.05% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Wingate at Belvidere, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Wingate at Belvidere, 19.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Wingate at Belvidere, 10.96 Percentage of Patients

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

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Wingate at Belvidere, 70.74% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

Scores for Lowell, MA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of C
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of C
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

Looking for more options? Lowell, Massachusetts has 5 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Lowell General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.1 miles away295 Varnum Avenue Lowell Massachusetts 01854Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 937-6000
  • Holy Family HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.87 miles away70 East Street Methuen Massachusetts 01844Proprietary(978) 687-0156
  • Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, BurlingtonAcute Care Hospitals 10.73 miles away41 & 45 Mall Road Burlington Massachusetts 01803Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 744-5100
  • Southern Nh Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 12.42 miles away8 Prospect Street Nashua New Hampshire 03060Voluntary non-profit - Private(603) 577-2000
  • St Joseph HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 12.84 miles away172 Kinsley St Nashua New Hampshire 03060Voluntary non-profit - Other(603) 882-3000
  • Emerson Hospital -Acute Care Hospitals 13.39 miles away133 Old Road to 9 Acre Corner Concord Massachusetts 01742Voluntary non-profit - Private(978) 369-1400
  • Winchester HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 14 miles away41 Highland Avenue Winchester Massachusetts 01890Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 729-9000
  • Nashoba Valley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 15.09 miles away200 Groton Road Ayer Massachusetts 01432Proprietary(978) 784-9000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Medical Care of Lowell0.41 miles away847 Rogers Street Suite 101 Lowell Massachusetts 01852CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 35 (978) 441-5100
  • Fresenius Medical Care Chelmsford3.47 miles away27 Industrial Ave Chelmsford Massachusetts 01824Dialysis Stations: 16 (978) 250-0981
  • Davita North Andover Renal at Home9.35 miles away201 Sutton Street North Andover Massachusetts 01845CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (978) 975-1119
  • Davita Burlington Regional Dialysis9.76 miles away31 Mall Road-Dialysis Suite 1b Burlington Massachusetts 01803CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (781) 270-3580
  • Bio-Medical Applications of New Hampshire Inc10.05 miles away19 Keewadin Drive Suite 1 Salem New Hampshire 03079Dialysis Stations: 1 (603) 870-0969
  • Fresenius Medical Care Merrimack Valley10.16 miles away100 Milk Street Methuen Massachusetts 01844CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (978) 686-9900
  • Versailles Dialysis LLC10.4 miles away18 Pelham Road Salem New Hampshire 03079Dialysis Stations: 10 (603) 870-9487
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Methuen11.46 miles away421 Merrimack Street Methuen Massachusetts 01844Dialysis Stations: 21 (978) 975-3117

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