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Woburn Nursing Center

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: AFeb 22: AMar 22: AApr 22: A+May 22: A+
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18 Frances Street,
Woburn MA 01801

(781) 933-8175

68% estimated occupancy 1

Woburn Nursing Center is a facility located in Woburn, Massachusetts, which has 38,903 people. Sporting an overall rating of A+, this nursing home is without a doubt a world class facility. We were impressed enough to rate this facility as one of the 50 best facilities in Massachusetts. This also appears to be a very consistent nursing home with consistently strong ratings in all of the major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.

Quick Details

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

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To pair with a favorable overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection ratings are based on datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Unfortunately, it does not look like we have information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This facility also was elite in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a score of A. Very few nursing homes performed better in this area. Short-term care grades are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. This facility excelled in the two key staffing areas we looked at. The facility provided more care from registered nurses and physical therapists than a typical facility. This is definitely a very favorable sign. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes in the nation with 65.9 percent of its residents returning home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Nursing ratings are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 4.7 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This was one of the more impressive figures we found. In addition, a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. On top of providing impressive levels of nursing care, this nursing home also performed well in some of the quality measures we assessed. In terms of the number of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, this place outpaced the national average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

In the last area, this nursing home also was given a first-rate long-term care score, with a grade of A-. This completed an elite profile. Facilities that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. On top of offering elite levels of nurse staffing, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 98.56115 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Woburn Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Woburn Nursing Center, 6.42% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Woburn Nursing Center, 3.57% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Woburn Nursing Center, 2.4% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poor hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Woburn Nursing Center, 19.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who were administered antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Woburn Nursing Center, 19% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Woburn Nursing Center, 1.96% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could be a sign worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Woburn Nursing Center, 91.59% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Woburn Nursing Center, 15.22% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Woburn Nursing Center, 19.05% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that remained mobile levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Woburn Nursing Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical health of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Woburn Nursing Center, 19.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

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

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Woburn Nursing Center, 10.96 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Woburn Nursing Center, 70.74% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with better rehabilitation.

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

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