Analysis Report of Nursing Homes in Massachusetts

Key metrics for nursing homes in Massachusetts including number and beds, staffing levels, occupancy, newest facilities, and more. Updated weekly.

Summary Analysis of Nursing Homes in Massachusetts- The 10,000 foot view

Updated on July 7, 2024

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, Massachusetts has a total of 345 active skilled nursing facilities with 37,468 total beds. Based on the US Census estimates for the population of 6,981,974, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 186.34 persons in Massachusetts. There were 31,292 residents as July 7, 2024 for a state wide occupancy level of 83.52 percent. (Note that the home count is based on monthly data provided by CMS and the number of beds and the occupancy numbers are based on weekly data. There is a minor number of homes that do not report their data weekly.)

According to the monthly data, Massachusetts has added 80 new beds and lost 758 existing beds over the past year.

The Biden Administration has announced that it wants to regulate minimum nursing home staffing levels. They have proposed minimums of .55 hours of care per resident per day from registered nurses (RNs) and 2.45 hours of care per resident per day certified nursing aids (CNAs). These are the current level amount of hours per resident per day of care for Massachusetts and a comparison to national averages.

Staffing Levels State National
Registered Nurse (RN) 0.66 0.65
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 2.15 2.26
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 0.94 0.87
All Staff 3.75 3.78

Detailed analysis pages for the largest cities in Massachusetts:

COVID-19 Infections in Massachusetts Nursing Homes

While COVID-19 infections and deaths are down significantly from late 2020 and 2021, the number of infections and deaths continues to be monitored. For nursing homes in Massachusetts there were a total of 177 new cases and 177 new deaths among residents for the week ending July 7, 2024. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in Massachusetts

Massachusetts added 1 new skilled nursing facilities and 80 beds over the past year. Below is list of the new facilities:

Facility Number of Beds
New England Pediatric Care 80

Massachusetts lost 9 skilled nursing facilities and 758 beds over the past year. Below is list of the lost facilities:

Facility Number of Beds
Willimansett Center East 85
Willimansett Center West 103
Chapin Center 160
Governors Center 100
South Dennis Healthcare 128
Savoy Nursing and Rehab Ctr 39
Bridgewater Nursing Home 43
Emerson Rehabilitation and Transitional Care Unit 20
New England Pediatric Care 80

This data is based on homes reported by CMS. Additional homes may have opened or closed but are not yet in the dataset.

Occupancy Percentages for Massachusetts Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in Massachusetts. Occupancies levels for individual facilities will differ and can be found on the detail page for the specific nursing home.

Best and Worst Nursing Homes in Massachusetts

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in Massachusetts based on their most recent weighted average inspection score. Some nursing homes may have higher overall 5-star ratings than the homes on this list. We feel that the health inspection score is the best indicator of current operations. It changes quicker than the overall rating.

Facility Rating
Whittier Bradford Transitional Care Unit
145 WARD HILL AVENUE
BRADFORD, MA
2.00
Whittier Westborough Transitional Care Unit
150 FLANDERS ROAD
WESTBOROUGH, MA
3.33
The Pavilion
876 FALMOUTH ROAD
HYANNIS, MA
4.00
Newbridge On The Charles Skilled Nursing Facility
7000 GREAT MEADOW ROAD
DEDHAM, MA
4.00
Bethany Skilled Nursing Facility
97 BETHANY ROAD
FRAMINGHAM, MA
4.00
Quaboag Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Facility
47 EAST MAIN STREET
WEST BROOKFIELD, MA
4.67
The Meadows
575 OSGOOD STREET
NORTH ANDOVER, MA
5.33
Brookhaven at Lexington
1010 WALTHAM STREET
LEXINGTON, MA
6.67
Berkeley Retirement Home,the
150 BERKELEY STREET
LAWRENCE, MA
8.00
Recuperative Services Unit-Hebrew Rehab Center
1200 CENTRE STREET
BOSTON, MA
8.00

The list below shows the worst skilled nursing facilities in Massachusetts based on their most recent weighted average inspection score.

Facility Rating
Adviniacare Newburyport
180 LOW STREET
NEWBURYPORT, MA
645.83
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Charlwell House Health and Rehabilitation
305 WALPOLE STREET
NORWOOD, MA
626.33
Tremont Health Care Center
605 MAIN STREET
WAREHAM, MA
410.50
Rating Not Available
Plymouth Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
123 SOUTH STREET
PLYMOUTH, MA
401.00
Pioneer Valley Health and Rehabilitation
573 GRANBY RD
SOUTH HADLEY, MA
391.50
Fall River Healthcare
1748 HIGHLAND AVENUE
FALL RIVER, MA
373.33
Parkway Health and Rehabilitation Center
1190 VFW PARKWAY
BOSTON, MA
363.67
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Regalcare at Glen Ridge
120 MURRAY STREET
MEDFORD, MA
361.67
/
Pleasant Bay of Brewster Rehab Center
383 SOUTH ORLEANS ROAD
BREWSTER, MA
354.83
Royal Norwell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center LLC
329 WASHINGTON STREET
NORWELL, MA
342.67

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Skilled Nursing Homes in Massachusetts Compared to Nationwide

We have compared Massachusetts nursing homes to the nationwide average on several metrics. Massachusetts performed better than the national average on several metrics and worse on other metrics.

Cycle 1 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 11.80 Higher
Cycle 1 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 2.50 Lower
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 11.40 Higher
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 2.90 Lower
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 9.80 Higher
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 1.90 Lower
Average Number Of Residents Per Day 94.50 Higher
Reported Nurse Aide Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 2.15 Lower
Reported Lpn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.94 Higher
Reported Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.66 Higher
Reported Licensed Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 1.60 Higher
Reported Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.75 Lower
Total Number Of Nurse Staff Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 3.33 Higher
Registered Nurse Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 0.46 Higher
Reported Physical Therapist Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.07 Lower
Total Nursing Staff Turnover 47.00 Lower
Registered Nurse Turnover 51.40 Higher
Number Of Administrators Who Have Left The Nursing Home 0.70 Lower
Case-mix Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.31 Lower
Case-mix Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.08 Lower
Number Of Fines 2.40 Higher
Fine Amount In Dollars 58,879.00 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Need For Help With Daily Activities Has Increased 15.08 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 5.56 Lower
Percentage Of Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control Of Their Bowels Or Bladder 60.62 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Catheter Inserted And Left In Their Bladder 1.06 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Urinary Tract Infection 2.22 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 3.61 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0.12 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Experiencing One Or More Falls With Major Injury 3.63 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 89.49 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antipsychotic Medication 20.09 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 75.02 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received An Antipsychotic Medication 1.65 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Ability To Move Independently Worsened 15.99 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antianxiety Or Hypnotic Medication 18.48 Lower
Percentage Of High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 6.56 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 93.21 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Made Improvements In Function 74.79 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 73.74 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Rehospitalized After A Nursing Home Admission 24.94 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Had An Outpatient Emergency Department Visit 12.42 Lower
Number Of Hospitalizations Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.93 Higher
Number Of Outpatient Emergency Department Visits Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.04 Lower

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