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Bear Mountain at Worcester

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Bear Mountain at Worcester's website

59 Acton Street,
Worcester MA 01604

(508) 791-3147

77.57% estimated occupancy 1

Bear Mountain at Worcester is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a city with a total of 181,315 people. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of D. A score in this range typically suggests some red flags. If you aren't happy with this facility's overall grade, you should be able to find a better option in Worcester. The city has at least 10 other nursing homes. If you aren't deterred by this facility's profile, you can continue reading to find out about its category scores. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: B

While we didn't give this nursing home a good overall grade, we did give it a strong grade in the area of inspections, where it earned a B. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. It is typically best to avoid nursing homes that had too many severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

One of this nursing home's better category grades was in the category of long-term care. This ended up being its second best category. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. In the category of long-term care, we weigh the amount of care provided by a facility, as opposed to more healthcare-oriented services. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We discovered that this facility vaccinated a relatively low 79.65451 percent of its patients, which is several points lower than we expected. Fortunately, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of C for that category, which is not a bad score. There are quite a few criteria within this category. Many of these factors relate to nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, nursing ratings also factor in quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a nursing home supplies enough nurses to assist its patients.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

This facility's weakest area was short-term care, which is the final category we looked at. For this category, we gave this nursing home a grade of just D. Our short-term care scores are meaningful for individuals seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional skilled nursing. This includes a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Considering its abysmal grade in this area, we were not shocked to discover this place provided far fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most nursing homes. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Bear Mountain at Worcester Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Bear Mountain at Worcester, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-plus

In Bear Mountain at Worcester, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a fall which caused severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Bear Mountain at Worcester, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs

This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who experienced a UTI. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Bear Mountain at Worcester, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term patients which are prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Bear Mountain at Worcester, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Bear Mountain at Worcester, 1.95% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents showing depressive symptoms. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Bear Mountain at Worcester, 91.63% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Bear Mountain at Worcester, 15.18% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Bear Mountain at Worcester, 19.01% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Bear Mountain at Worcester, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Bear Mountain at Worcester, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Bear Mountain at Worcester, 10.9 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Bear Mountain at Worcester, 71.03% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Scores for Worcester, MA

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

Looking for more options? Worcester, Massachusetts has 16 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • St Vincent HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.15 miles away123 Summer Street Worcester Massachusetts 01608Proprietary(508) 363-5000
  • Umass Memorial Medical Center IncAcute Care Hospitals 2.46 miles away55 Lake Avenue North Worcester Massachusetts 01655Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 334-1000
  • Marlborough HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.96 miles away157 Union Street Marlborough Massachusetts 01752Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 481-5000
  • Milford Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 15.32 miles away14 Prospect Street Milford Massachusetts 01757Voluntary non-profit - Other(508) 473-1190
  • Harrington Memorial Hospital-1Acute Care Hospitals 17.84 miles away100 South Street Southbridge Massachusetts 01550Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 765-9771
  • Metrowest Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 18.76 miles away115 Lincoln Street Framingham Massachusetts 01701Voluntary non-profit - Private(508) 383-1000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Saint Vincent's Hospital1.05 miles awayHemodialysis Unit 123 Summer St, Suite 380 Worcester Massachusetts 01608Dialysis Stations: 12 (508) 363-9460
  • Davita Shrewsbury Street Dialysis1.25 miles away267 Shrewsbury Street Worcester Massachusetts 01604Dialysis Stations: 16 (774) 530-6353
  • Bio-Medical Applications of Massachusetts Inc1.4 miles away867 Grafton Street Worcester Massachusetts 01604Dialysis Stations: 16 (203) 387-9332
  • U-Mass Memorial Health Care Systems2.1 miles awayDialysis Unit 55 Lake Avenue North Rm h7-331 Worcester Massachusetts 01655Dialysis Stations: 13 (774) 442-3814
  • Freedom Center of Worcester2.16 miles away1 Innovation Drive Suite 110 Worcester Massachusetts 01605Dialysis Stations: 6 (508) 767-3950
  • Davita Pdi Worcester2.58 miles away19 Glennie Street Suite A Worcester Massachusetts 01605CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 29 (508) 421-9539
  • University Dialysis Center (Bma of Shrewsbury)2.9 miles away239-243 Boston Turnpike Road Shrewsbury Massachusetts 01545Dialysis Stations: 16 (508) 753-0886
  • Auburn Health LLC4.45 miles away771 South Bridge Street Suite 1 Auburn Massachusetts 01501Dialysis Stations: 16 (508) 832-3604