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About Benjamin Healthcare Center

General Information

Legal Business NameEdgar P Benjamin Healthcare Center, Inc
Ownership TypeNon Profit - Corporation
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareJanuary 1, 1995 (23 years)
Capacity205
Residents157
Percent Occupied77%
Program ParticipationMedicare And Medicaid
Resident And Family CouncilsResident
In HospitalNo
Continuing Care Retirement CommunityNo
Special Focus FacilityNo
Auto Sprinkler System In Required AreasYes

Ratings for Benjamin Healthcare Center

Benjamin Healthcare Center
was reviewed by Medicare to have a rating of 2 out of 5. About Medicare Ratings
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Health Inspections Rating
Quality Measures Rating
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RN Staff Rating

Overall Ratings of Massachusetts Nursing Homes

Fines, Complaints, and Inspection Problems in the Past 3 Years

Compare The Number of Problems

Types of Problems at Nursing Homes

Some issues within a nursing home are much more severe than others. Medicare evaluates each problem based on 2 scales: the number of residents affected by a problem and the severity of the potential or actual harm to residents based on the problem. We have color coded the matrix below to make it easier to pick out the more severe problems. In general, orange and red issues related to the treatment of a resident are considered substandard quality of care.

  Residents Affected
Severity of the Deficiency Few Some Many
Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety J K L
Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy G H I
No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy D E F
No actual harm with potential for minimal harm A B C

September 1, 2016 - 10 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
GFewActual HarmComplaintHelp and prepare each resident for a safe and easy discharge or transfer from the nursing home.
GFewActual HarmComplaintPermit residents to remain in the facility and not be transferred or discharged without adequate reason.
GFewActual HarmComplaintProvide care for each resident in a way that maintains or improves their quality of life.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintEstablish and follow a written policy that permits a resident to return to the nursing home after hospitalization or therapeutic leave that exceeds bed-hold policy.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintProvide timely notification to the resident before transfer or discharge.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintProvide written records when a resident is transferred or discharged.

May 17, 2016 - 14 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionHave enough backup water supply for essential areas of the nursing home.
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionHave a detailed, written plan for disasters and emergencies, such as fire, severe weather, and missing residents.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionTrain all employees on what to do in an emergency, and carry out unannounced staff drills.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionDevelop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionImmediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionGive or get specialized rehabilitative services per the patient's assessment or plan of care.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionGive the resident's representative the ability to exercise the resident's rights.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProperly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.

January 13, 2016 - 18 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintProvide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.

March 17, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionStore, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionMake sure that special or therapeutic diets are ordered by the attending doctor.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionConduct initial and periodic assessments of each resident's functional capacity.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep each resident free from physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment.

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Benjamin Healthcare Center require. It is important to compare the reported time to expected time for a single facility instead of comparing the amount of time per resident of two facilities. Learn why.

1hr 60min
2hr 20min
ReportedExpected
CNA
1hr 5min
35min
ReportedExpected
LPN
30min
50min
ReportedExpected
RN
3hr 30min
3hr 50min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 20min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

95.6%
89.4%
89.4%
89.4%
95.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
81.3%
80.3%
82.1%
81.8%
93.2%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
50.9%
41.1%
50.0%
46.7%
53.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
10.9%
12.4%
12.7%
10.2%
21.2%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
18.7%
8.8%
9.8%
6.6%
17.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened
4.6%
7.8%
7.0%
7.1%
18.4%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
13.6%
13.6%
11.6%
8.3%
14.8%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
5.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
2.2%
5.7%
4.9%
6.3%
6.0%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
0.0%
5.1%
6.0%
1.1%
4.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2.9%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
0.7%
4.3%
2.1%
1.4%
4.2%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
3.0%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
5.1%
4.1%
2.7%
3.3%
2.1%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
1.0%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

47.0%
33.8%
31.4%
30.5%
80.2%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
61.4%
33.8%
33.8%
33.8%
83.4%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
23.5%
-
11.2%
13.4%
55.3%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function
2.6%
4.3%
5.9%
4.7%
16.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
4.3%
1.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.9%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened