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Woburn Nursing Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
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Woburn Nursing Center's website

18 Frances Street,
Woburn MA 01801

(781) 933-8175

63.85% estimated occupancy 1

Woburn Nursing Center is in Woburn, Massachusetts. This facility is among the highest-graded facilities we found. In fact, it received the top rating. You simply can not do any better than this nursing home. Headlining this nursing home's remarkable report card is its short-term care rating, which you can find 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
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Oncology Care

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts badge

Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Woburn, Massachusetts badge

Best Nursing Home in Woburn, Massachusetts Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts badge

Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Woburn, Massachusetts badge

Best Nursing Home in Woburn, Massachusetts Awards 2020

Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts badge

Top Nursing Home in Massachusetts Awards 2021

Best Nursing Home in Woburn, Massachusetts badge

Best Nursing Home in Woburn, Massachusetts Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ short-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Short-term care scores are vital for patients seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This facility has received near flawless government inspections in recent years. We gave them an A in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are quite minor. It doesn't look like we were able to find deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Nursing grades are tied to quantity of nursing care available. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

The last area we analyzed is long-term care, where this nursing home was given an A. This topped off a first-rate profile. Very few facilities received an A- or higher in in each area we assessed. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in this category it is a good sign for resident care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. After considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 98.52941 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Woburn Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Woburn Nursing Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Woburn Nursing Center, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents who sustained a fall leading to major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Woburn Nursing Center, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Woburn Nursing Center, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care residents who are given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Woburn Nursing Center, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Woburn Nursing Center, 1.93% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients exhibiting signs of depression. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Woburn Nursing Center, 91.44% of Patients

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

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Woburn Nursing Center, 15.15% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Woburn Nursing Center, 17.66% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who retained mobility levels. Many argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Woburn Nursing Center, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Woburn Nursing Center, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Woburn Nursing Center, 10.93 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Woburn Nursing Center, 71.35% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Winchester HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 2.12 miles away41 Highland Avenue Winchester Massachusetts 01890Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 729-9000
  • Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, BurlingtonAcute Care Hospitals 2.79 miles away41 & 45 Mall Road Burlington Massachusetts 01803Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 744-5100
  • Melrosewakefield HealthcareAcute Care Hospitals 4.8 miles away585 Lebanon Street Melrose Massachusetts 02176Voluntary non-profit - Private(781) 979-3000
  • Mount Auburn HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.95 miles away330 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 492-3500
  • Cambridge Health AllianceAcute Care Hospitals 8.25 miles away1493 Cambridge Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138Government - Local(617) 665-2300
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary -Acute Care Hospitals 9.57 miles away243 Charles Street Boston Massachusetts 02114Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 523-7900
  • Massachusetts General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.63 miles away55 Fruit Street Boston Massachusetts 02114Voluntary non-profit - Private(617) 726-2000
  • St Elizabeth's Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.68 miles away736 Cambridge Street Brighton Massachusetts 02135Proprietary(617) 789-3000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita Woburn Dialysis0.82 miles away23 Warren Avenue Woburn Massachusetts 01801Dialysis Stations: 17 (781) 935-7700
  • Davita Burlington Regional Dialysis2.55 miles away31 Mall Road-Dialysis Suite 1b Burlington Massachusetts 01803CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (781) 270-3580
  • Fmc Services of Stoneham2.69 miles away2 Main Street Suite 100 Stoneham Massachusetts 02180CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (781) 279-2454
  • Davita Wellington Circle Dialysis Center5.31 miles away10 Cabot Road Suite 103b Medford Massachusetts 02155CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (781) 306-9740
  • Dci Ball Square6.49 miles away643 Broadway Somerville Massachusetts 02145CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (617) 616-3600
  • Medford Dialysis Center (Bma Medford)6.54 miles away305 Mystic Avenue Medford Massachusetts 02155CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 23 (781) 396-9282
  • Davita Northeast Cambridge Dialysis6.81 miles away799 Concord Avenue Cambridge Massachusetts 02138CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (617) 547-7700
  • North Suburban Dialysis Center (Bma Essex County)6.95 miles awayAugustine Plaza 124 Broadway, Route 1n Saugus Massachusetts 01906CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (781) 233-2877