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Overall Rating 3.7 / 5.0 ★★★★★

  • Susan S
    ★★★★★ a year ago

    My mother was in this facility for a year before she passed away. The care was excellent, the staff was always helpful and willing to make her stay comfortable. It was hard to watch my mother decline in health, but the care she got, as well as us as a family, was so kind, and thorough. Mom was always cleaned, turned and repositioned when we arrived to visit, or she was out talking to patients and staff when she was feeling up to it. The facility is very clean, you always see people washing floors and walls, and never get an odor like some other facilities we have been in. The staff was knowledgeable and always willing to go the extra mile to help us.

  • Gary Muise
    ★★★★★ a year ago

    My Mom was a patient in the rehab part (D Unit) of Bear Hill and she received excellent care. The nurses and staff were very professional and caring. Her rehab went very well and she is now at home to gain even more strength. My family has always thought very highly of the entire facility and are very impressed that the staff turnover is so low. My Godmother is currently a resident in the nursing home section of Bear Hill (Arbor Hill) and has always received excellent care since she has been there. My late Mother-in-law spent over four years in Arbor Hill and there are still staff members who speak fondly of her. My Mom was originally in another rehab facility in Stoneham when there were no beds available at Bear Hill, but as soon as there was an available bed, we had her transferred to Bear Hill. The decision to have a loved one in a rehab or nursing home is never an easy one to make, but Bear Hill is truly the best one around!

  • Brackett Tucker
    ★★★★★ a year ago

    I'm a software development professional and consultant who works with a number of Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) in both long term care and rehabilitation across Massachusetts in the areas of Admissions Management and Web development. My involvement typically requires frequent visits to the facilities I service, facility analysis and occasional photography and videography. This level of frequency of contact provides a certain exposure that is uncommon among people who do not have a living relative who is a resident at the facility. I've worked with Bear Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Stoneham, MA for the past five years and would have to rank this facility among the top five percent of all the health care facilities I've done business with. Bear Hill Rehab was a named to the U.S. News and World Report's list of top nursing homes in the U.S. for 2015, so I am clearly not the only person who sees the high level of performance this facility provides. I understand that some people--and some review sites--might see this very positive review as "cronyism" because I have worked with the management team at Bear Hill Rehab, but the truth is the truth, and it should be told--especially in cases where the news is good and positive. It's great to see people who work hard to provide excellent quality of care and optimum living experiences for people in rehab and the elderly, day in and day out. As the Baby Boomers age, this country needs more facilities like this one.

  • Dennis Pietrantonio
    ★★★★★ a year ago

    Ive been visting my Aunt Olga for 5 years there, she is 101. I gave her 8 Hand made 100% silk scarfs on Christmas eve, Her proxy Ellie Fusco went there and took all my gifts, along with a wall piece from Italy, and gifts were from around the world,also taken were gifts that were displayed in the window cell as well, Bill who is in charge, said he will look into the theft, he called me and told me Ellie admitted taking everything and threw it away. I dont belive it was throw away, now he is emailing me threats, because people have wrote about it on here. I just want my belongings back, there very expensive, and should not have been stolen.

  • yvonne hughes
    ★★★★★ a year ago

    Give Auntie Olga Her belongings back. she is 101 and deserves to have her things. They are not yours to throw away or steal.

About Bear Hill Nursing Center At Wakefield

General Information

Legal Business NameBear Hill Nursing Center Inc
Ownership TypeFor Profit - Corporation
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareJune 14, 1983 (34 years)
Capacity169
Residents163
Percent Occupied96%
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 Bear Hill Nursing Center At Wakefield

Bear Hill Nursing Center At Wakefield
was reviewed by Medicare to have a rating of 5 out of 5. About Medicare Ratings
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Health Inspections Rating
Quality Measures Rating
Staff Rating
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

January 12, 2016 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionProperly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses.

April 1, 2014 - 4 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
---Fine$2,500 fine

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Bear Hill Nursing Center At Wakefield 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.

2hr 30min
2hr 20min
ReportedExpected
CNA
40min
35min
ReportedExpected
LPN
45min
55min
ReportedExpected
RN
3hr 55min
3hr 50min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 50min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

99.3%
98.6%
98.6%
98.6%
95.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
98.5%
99.2%
100.0%
99.2%
93.2%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
38.2%
36.8%
35.9%
37.3%
53.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
15.0%
13.6%
16.0%
11.5%
21.2%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
10.2%
9.9%
17.2%
14.6%
17.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened
19.3%
17.8%
19.7%
18.2%
18.4%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
10.3%
10.9%
13.6%
11.1%
14.8%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
2.4%
4.4%
1.8%
4.4%
5.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
5.5%
4.8%
4.9%
2.4%
6.0%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
1.3%
2.7%
7.6%
6.6%
4.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers
0.0%
0.8%
0.0%
0.8%
2.9%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
6.8%
5.5%
2.4%
7.7%
4.2%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
3.7%
2.3%
0.8%
2.3%
3.0%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
1.8%
2.6%
0.7%
1.4%
2.1%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.0%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

93.9%
94.8%
96.0%
94.8%
80.2%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
95.0%
94.0%
94.0%
94.0%
83.4%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
65.1%
69.8%
81.8%
85.5%
55.3%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function
7.1%
4.4%
3.6%
3.7%
16.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
1.9%
1.2%
0.6%
0.0%
1.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication
1.0%
0.9%
1.3%
1.6%
0.9%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016MA
Percentage of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened



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