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It's a New Day!

NursingHomeRank.Com: A difficult decision made easier.

Welcome to NursingHomeRank.com. As many of us know, the decision to send a loved one to a nursing home is never an easy one. Those of us who need to make this decision or have needed to make this decision are painfully aware that the decision to send a loved one to a nursing home is a very emotionally difficult one.

Having made the decision, however, many times there remains a certain amount of anguish inside of us, and we worry that if we are sending or have sent our loved one to a GOOD nursing home!

What if we are sending Mom or Dad to a BAD nursing home?

That is a painful thought. Well, here at NursingHomeRank.com this is exactly the anguish that we hope to relieve! This is exactly how we hope to help. Here at NursingHomeRank.com, we strive to provide everyone with a "New Day" in helping find the best nursing home for one's loved ones. Our desire is to provide you, the decision maker, with the best information possible to help you arrive at a decision that you can feel comfortable with and a decision that will tell your heart as well as your mind and your wallet that you have done your best in trying to find the best nursing home you can for your loved one, given the resources available to you.

This is a Sample Comparison Report!

Based upon the distance you requested near Your Town, MA, 7 nursing homes have been ranked from 1 (best) to 7 (worst*) for you in this report.

Our Classification - the Sunrises

Why the sunrises? The reason why our classification is based on sunrises is because with this information, we feel that it is a New Day in the often difficult search for the best nursing home for our loved ones.

Therefore, in keeping with the above, we have classified the nursing facilities as having from (Best) 5 sunrises to (Worst) 1 sunrise as follows:

Your results near Your Town, MA are as follows:

Rank Nursing Home Sunrise Rating  
1 Bella View Manor
132 Main St.
Ayer, Ma 99384
(546) 337-4059
Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise 5 Sunrises
2 Mountain Springs
1432 Mountain View
Revere, Ma 03940
(546) 394-3049s
Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise 4 Sunrises
3 Valley View
382 High Pointe
Andover, MA 39485
(544) 384-5049
Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise 3 Sunrises
4 Ocean Breeze Care Center
948 Pier Way
Andover, MA 93847
(544) 394-0049
Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise 3 Sunrises
5 County Care Community
104 County Line Rd.
Boston, MA 30495
(546) 193-3049
Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise 2 Sunrises
6 Mercy Nursing Home
3562 Lake Dr.
Boston, MA 38475
(544) 018-4958
Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise 1 Sunrise
7 Peacful Manor
2500 Peaceful Way
Boston, MA 83745
(544) 394-3049
Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise 1 Sunrise

 

The Details

The following are the various factors, reports of violations, reports of complaint, reports of inspections violations, reports of citations and other criteria we have reviewed in order to arrive at your ranking above.

1. The Basics: Inspection Violations

(Many more details of the performance, number and type of violations and citations entered against these nursing homes are provided in the actual report. Our Detailed Report about an individual nursing home, which is also available here on NursingHomeRank.com, provides the greatest detail and the most in-depth study of any one particular nursing home).

Below is a detailed review of all the types of violations that are described for the nursing homes that we reviewed for you.

Table No. 1
Types and Number of Violations

Nursing Home A B C D E F G H Total
Bella View Manor 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 7
Mountain Springs 1 4 0 4 0 1 0 1 11
Valley View 0 2 4 4 1 0 0 4 15
Ocean Breeze Care Center 4 5 4 2 1 1 0 5 22
County Care Community 7 2 0 0 5 5 3 6 28
Mercy Nursing Home 5 6 5 3 1 4 2 10 36
Peacful Manor 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 30 30
Legend
A Administration   C Food Services   E Pharmacy   G Resident Rights
B  Environment   D Mistreatment   F Resident Assessment   H Quality of Care

The table above presents a detailed review of the violations that were reported for each of the above nursing homes for one calendar year. The numbers indicate the number of violations. See below.

What do the letters in Table No. 1 (above) mean?

The letters in the table above refer to the TYPES of violations that were reported for each of the nursing homes we studied for you. They are as follows:

  1. Administration
    Were there any deviations from established criteria in the way the facility was run?
  2. Environment
    Was the environment in the nursing home up to the criteria set forth by the inspecting agency?
  3. Food Service
    Was the food service provided to the nursing home residents up to the criteria of cleanliness, temperature and quality set forth by the inspecting authorities?
  4. Mistreatment
    Were there any reports or documented episodes of mistreatment of any of the residents of the nursing home? Excessive restraints?
  5. Pharmacy
    Were there any episodes of medication errors, omissions or in any other way deviations from expected performance by the pharmacy service provided to the residents of the nursing facility in question?
  6. Resident Assessment
    What is the assessment of the resident of how he or she perceives the care at the nursing facility? Do the people who live there like the place?
  7. Resident Rights
    Were there any reported or documented episodes of violations of the rights (as set forth by the Inspecting Agencies) of the residents of the nursing home?
  8. Quality of Care Were there any deviations in the expected quality of care of the resident?

What do the numbers in Table No. 1 (above) mean?

Each number in the table above represents the number of violations or citations issued to the nursing home for deviating from the criteria set forth by the inspecting authorities. Ideally a nursing home would have no citations or violations. The smaller the number of citations in each category per nursing home, the better performing (and hence, presumably, the better quality) the nursing home. Please bear in mind, however, that other factors, as we will see below, also enter into the overall qualification and ranking of the nursing home.

2. Over Time

What has been done about the violations over time?

As seen in table number 1 above, a nursing home CAN have a number of violations. We will now review whether the nursing home in question did something about the violations as time passed. Did they improve? Did they correct the violations? Did they do nothing about the violations? Did the number of violations increase?

Table No. 2
Number of Violations Over Time

Bella View Manor
15
44
5
44
8
44
2
44
26
26
2003 2004 2005 2006 State Average
Mountain Springs
5
44
25
44
12
44
10
44
26
26
2003 2004 2005 2006 State Average
Valley View
11
44
15
44
16
44
26
44
26
26
2003 2004 2005 2006 State Average
Ocean Breeze Care Center
13
44
20
44
15
44
30
44
26
26
2003 2004 2005 2006 State Average
County Care Community
26
44
28
44
22
44
41
44
26
26
2003 2004 2005 2006 State Average
Mercy Nursing Home
8
44
30
44
23
44
39
44
26
26
2003 2004 2005 2006 State Average
Peacful Manor
50
44
0
44
28
44
31
44
26
26
2003 N/A 2005 2006 State Average

What do the bars in Table No. 2 (above) mean?

The bars in the graph above indicate a score based on the number of violations and the severity of each violation the nursing home in question had for each of the past four years. The score is at the top of each bar. We thus can see if that score for each nursing home increased or decreased over time. Ideally, one would hope that the nursing home in question would address the citations/violations and fix them such that as time passed the same nursing home would have a better score.

What do the numbers above each bar in Table No. 2 (above) mean?

The numbers above each bar indicate a score derived from the violations and the severity of each violation by that nursing home for that year. The bar at the far right hand side indicates the 4 year average of that same score for all nursing homes in the state in question. You can therefore compare how the nursing home you are considering compares with the average of all nursing homes in that state for the past four years. (Note: N/A under some bars means that the nursing home was not inspected that year).

3. Complaints

Have there been many registered complaints against one or more of the nursing home(s) I am considering?

The short answer to the above question is “yes”. Every year, there are many complaints logged by nursing home residents and/or their loved ones against nursing homes everywhere. The key is to know if the complaints, when investigated by state or other agencies or authorities, rise to the level of a true problem that constitutes or warrants a citation/violation.

The number of complaints per nursing home that, when investigated by the authorities, resulted in a citation or violation against the nursing home in question:

Table No. 3
Number of Complaints (in past 4 years)

3
6
0
0
0
0
1
3
4
4
0
0
1
3
Bella View Manor Mountain Springs Valley View Ocean Breeze Care Center County Care Community Mercy Nursing Home Peacful Manor

What do the numbers above each bar in Table No. 3 above mean?

Table number 3 above answers the question that was raised earlier. For each nursing home studied, we have documented the number of complaints that, upon investigation,have yielded findings serious enough to warrant a citation/violation. The number above each bar for each nursing home indicates the number of citations/violations.

4. Ongoing Problems

A Bad Day or a sign of something deeper?

Anyone can have a bad day once in a while, but we dig deeper. We want to know if the problem reported for a certain nursing home was a "One Time Occurrence" or a repeating problem which suggests that the Complaint/Problem is or was not a one time thing.

Table No. 4
Ongoing Problems

Name Total Occurrances Problems
Bella View Manor 0 No recurring problems
Mountain Springs 5 Emergency Plans and Fire Drills Deficiencies,Fire Alarm Systems Deficiencies,Resident Assessment Deficiencies
Valley View 9 Environmental Deficiencies,Mistreatment Deficiencies,Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies
Ocean Breeze Care Center 11 Environmental Deficiencies,Exits and Egress Deficiencies,Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies,Quality Care Deficiencies,Resident Assessment Deficiencies
County Care Community 10 Administration Deficiencies,Emergency Plans and Fire Drills Deficiencies,Exits and Egress Deficiencies,Furnishings and Decorations Deficiencies,Illumination and Emergency Power Deficiencies,Pharmacy Service Deficiencies,Quality Care Deficiencies,Resident Assessment Deficiencies
Mercy Nursing Home 14 Administration Deficiencies,Automatic Sprinkler Systems Deficiencies,Environmental Deficiencies,Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies,Pharmacy Service Deficiencies,Quality Care Deficiencies,Resident Assessment Deficiencies,Resident Rights Deficiencies,Smoke Compartmentation and Control Deficiencies
Peacful Manor 13 Automatic Sprinkler Systems Deficiencies,Electrical Deficiencies,Emergency Plans and Fire Drills Deficiencies,Fire Alarm Systems Deficiencies,Medical Gases and Anesthetizing Areas Deficiencies,Quality Care Deficiencies,Resident Assessment Deficiencies

What do the numbers in Table No. 4 (above) mean?

Table number 4 above highlights the types and frequency of chronic, repeat and ongoing problems reported for each of the nursing homes in question (over a period of the past 4 years).

5 Cost

How can I (or my loved one) afford a nursing home?

The cost and the ability to pay for a nursing home stay frequently represents some of the most difficult obstacles in our choice of a nursing facility for our loved ones. Nursing homes accept the following forms of payments:

  1. Private Pay (This is explained in great detail in the actual report)
  2. Private Insurance (This is explained in great detail in the actual report)
  3. Medicaid (This is explained in great detail in the actual report)
  4. Medicare (This is explained in great detail in the actual report)

Table No. 5
Number of beds and payment types accepted by each nursing home you requested.

Name Payment Type Operation Number of Beds Ownership Type
Bella View Manor Medicare and Medicaid Not Hospital-based 86 For Profit - Corporation
Mountain Springs Medicaid Only Hospital-based 114 Non Profit - Church Related
Valley View Medicare and Medicaid Not Hospital-based 78 For Profit - Corporation
Ocean Breeze Care Center Medicaid Only Hospital-based 110 For Profit - Corporation
County Care Community Medicare and Medicaid Not Hospital-based 60 For Profit - Corporation
Mercy Nursing Home Medicaid Only Hospital-based 30 Non Profit - Church Related
Peacful Manor Medicaid Only Hospital-based 45 For Profit - Corporation

It is also advisable to ask others' opinions of the nursing home. Hospital discharge planners and physicians are a good source for opinions.

6. Putting it all Together

Now that you have seen:

You are now ready to move to the next level in your  search for the best nursing home for your loved one. In this next level in our opinion, the best course to pursue is as follows:

  1. Visit the Facility (or Facilities)
    Armed with the information gathered in this report, visit the nursing home of your choice. Ask for a tour of the facilities and follow your instincts.
  2. Ask questions and observe carefully
    When you are at the facility, ask questions about the deficiencies or citations noted in this report. Inquire why the citations were given and what measures have been taken to correct them.
    Ask about any special needs that you feel that your loved one (or yourself) may need at that facility. Can they make accommodations for your needs? For example, can they provide Kosher meals? Do they have other Spanish- Speaking residents for your loved ones to speak with? Do they bring in priests or rabbis or other clergy to provide services?

    Take note of the environment. Do the residents seem happy? Are there any spills on the floor that have not been cleaned up promptly? Does the facility look as clean as you would like? Are there any unpleasant odors?
  3. C. Follow your heart
    Remember, that your heart is telling you something for a reason. If your senses tell you that despite all of your good and hard work and investigations, you do not feel comfortable with a certain nursing facility, follow your heart and look elsewhere. The worst situation would be to leave and have a persistent sense of concern over the care that your loved one is receiving.

We wish you the best

We at NursingHomeRank.com wish you and yours the very best. We hope that we have made this very personal and difficult choice of finding the best nursing home for your loved ones a little easier. If there is anything we have missed that can help us make the experience of others going through this difficult decision making, please let us know at Info@NursingHomeRank.com. We will appreciate it and those who come after you will appreciate it as well. Good luck and God Bless. NHR

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