Woodbriar Health Center is a facility in Wilmington, Massachusetts, which has a population of 22,325 people. This facility was awarded an overall grade of B-, which is a solid score. Based on our analysis, there are definitely much worse nursing homes out there. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's profile is its remarkable inspection reports, which we will address in the next section.
Woodbriar Health Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this place really excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our inspection scores are based on many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this category have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a strong grade in long-term care. This nursing home received a grade of B in this area, which turns out to be one of our higher grades. If you are seeking services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care scores. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 78.1457 percent of its patients. This is a bit lower than we expected. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third area we graded was short-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of B- in this category. With our short-term care grade, we endeavor to create a fair measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at the nursing home's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 5.3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Turning to the fourth category, this facility was given a respectable nursing grade of C. We scrutinized the licensure of nurses at the nursing home, as well as the quantity of time those nurses worked with patients, in computing our score in this category. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, we also looked at several nursing quality measures. While this nursing home got docked a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of these quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed remarkably well in this statistic. This is often a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning a patient at least once a day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Woodbriar Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Woodbriar Health Center, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care patients which have new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Woodbriar Health Center, 3.68% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Woodbriar Health Center, 2.42% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Woodbriar Health Center, 19.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Woodbriar Health Center, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Woodbriar Health Center, 1.93% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents exhibiting signs of depression. High levels of depression may imply lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Woodbriar Health Center, 91.44% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Woodbriar Health Center, 15.15% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Woodbriar Health Center, 17.66% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Woodbriar Health Center, 1.44 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Woodbriar Health Center, 17.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Woodbriar Health Center, 10.93 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Woodbriar Health Center, 71.35% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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