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Wingate on Blackstone Boulevard

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Dec 1, 2018 by Nick Reese

Wingate on Blackstone Boulevard's website

353 Blackstone Boulevard,
Providence RI 02906

(401) 273-6565

67.09% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Wingate on Blackstone Boulevard has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Wingate on Blackstone Boulevard is a small nursing home located in Providence, Rhode Island. Sporting an overall rating of A, this is clearly a first-rate facility. This is really as good of a place as you're going to find. This place also received consistently good scores in each of our categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Individual
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Our inspection grades account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this area typically have very few severe deficiencies. This facility was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to resident health or safety. A few minor dings aren't necessarily something to panic about.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Nursing scores are largely based on a nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Rhode Island in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning residents even once per day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

The third area we analyzed was short-term care. Adding to its superb profile, this facility also excelled in that area. In fact, we awarded it a grade of of A for that category. In our short-term care grade, we attempt to craft a valuable measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess a nursing home's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this facility provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The last datapoint we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who returned home from the facility. We found that 6.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Switching gears to our next category, this facility was awarded a high-end long-term care rating. We awarded it a B+ in this category, completing one of our finer profiles. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 97.87234 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Wingate on Blackstone Boulevard Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A+

In Wingate on Blackstone Boulevard, 7.54% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Wingate on Blackstone Boulevard, 3.81% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care. More supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Wingate on Blackstone Boulevard, 2.72% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by poor nursing care. However, this datapoint may also be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Wingate on Blackstone Boulevard, 17.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Wingate on Blackstone Boulevard, 15.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Wingate on Blackstone Boulevard, 2.96% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Wingate on Blackstone Boulevard, 94.59% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Wingate on Blackstone Boulevard, 17.47% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.


Grade: B-minus

In Wingate on Blackstone Boulevard, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Frequency Of ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Wingate on Blackstone Boulevard, 0 ER visits per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of long-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Wingate on Blackstone Boulevard, 11.31 Percentage of Patients

Measures 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

Grade: B

In Wingate on Blackstone Boulevard, 77.51% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Scores for Providence, RI

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

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Nearby Dialysis

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  • Dialysis Center of Pawtucket2.4 miles away201 Armistice Boulevard Pawtucket Rhode Island 02860CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (401) 722-3313
  • Dialysis Center of East Providence2.66 miles away318 Waterman Avenue East Providence Rhode Island 02914CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (401) 435-5200
  • Dialysis Center of Rhode Island Hospital2.69 miles away950 Warren Avenue Suite 101 East Providence Rhode Island 02914Dialysis Stations: 12 (401) 606-1002
  • Dialysis Center of Providence3.45 miles away9 Plenty Street Providence Rhode Island 02907Dialysis Stations: 21 (401) 273-4898
  • Davita North Providence Renal Center3.7 miles away1635 Mineral Spring Ave. Providence Rhode Island 02904Dialysis Stations: 18 (401) 354-5340