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Highlands, The in Fitchburg, MA

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Highlands, The is a larger-sized nursing home facility in Fitchburg, Massachusetts ( Worcester county ). They have 168 beds and 158 residents. Highlands, The participates in Medicare and Medicaid and are classified as a For profit - Corporation ownership. They offer residential councils. They are not located inside of a hospital. They do not belong to a continuing care community.

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Rating: 3.1/5 (27 ratings submitted)

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They are located at the following address: 335 Nichols Road, 01420 in Fitchburg Massachusetts. Looking for directions or wish to see the surrounding area? Follow this link: Maps and Directions. They can be reached at (978) 343-4411. We suggest reaching out to ask about any additional senior and nursing care services they offer, pricing, and visiting hours.

Name: Highlands, The
ID Number: 225315
Street: 335 NICHOLS ROAD
State: MA
Zip Code: 01420
Phone Number: (978) 343-4411
Sprinklers: Yes
Health Care Participation: Medicare and Medicaid
Type of Ownership: For profit - Corporation
Is it inside a hospital?: No
Resident and/or Family Councils: Resident
Is it a Special Focus facility?: No
Is it part of a Continuing Care Facility?: No

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Highlands, The provides an average of 0.71 registered nurse hours, 0.86 Licensed practical nurse / LVN hours, and 2.56 CNA hours per day per resident.
Licensed nursing hours average 1.57 hours per day per resident.

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Medicare and Medicaid participation for Highlands, The began on Dec 08, 1988.
Special care beds for patients with AIDS are available.
  • Activity services: off-site
  • Clinical lab work: on-site
  • Dietary services: on-site
  • Housekeeping services: on-site
  • Mental health services: on-site
  • Nursing services: on-site
  • Occupational therapy: on-site
  • Additional activity services: on-site
  • Social service staff: on-site
  • Pharmacy services: on-site
  • Physician extender services: on-site
  • Physical therapy: on-site
  • Physician services: on-site
  • Podiatry: on-site
  • Therapeutic recreational specialists: off-site

The average length of stay at Highlands, The is approximately 78 days. (this may include both short and long-term care (LTC) visits).
We have calculated the average cost per day for Highlands, The to be approximately $298 based off of data provided to CMS. Please note that this is only an estimate for reference and prices are subject to change. If you are interested in this facility you should contact them directly for exact pricing for you or your loved one's specific care needs.

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Overall Rating: 2 stars 2 star overall rating

Health Inspection Rating: 1 stars 1 star health inspection rating

Staff Rating: 4 stars 4 star nurse staffing rating

Quality Measures Rating: 2 stars 2 star quality measures rating

Registered Nurses Rating: 4 stars 4 star rn staff rating

Compare these ratings with one of the highest rated nursing homes in Fitchburg:
Valley Stream Rehabilitation And Healthcare Ctr

* Ratings are out of 5 with 5 being the best and 1 being the worst.

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Highlands, The in FITCHBURG, Massachusetts has 168 beds compared to a Massachusetts average of 114.18 and a National average of 106.41.

As of the last update they had 158 residents compared to a MA average of 99.16 and a National average of 88.66.

This results in a 94.05% occupancy rate compared to a Massachusetts average of 86.85% and a national average of 81.98%.

Highlands, The's star ratings compare as follows:

  1. Overall Rating: 2 stars compared to a MA average of 3.41 and a National average of 3.04.
  2. Health Inspection Rating: 1 stars compared to a MA average of 2.83 and a National average of 2.81.
  3. Nurses Rating: 4 stars compared to a MA average of 3.70 and a National average of 3.00.
  4. Quality Measures Rating: 2 stars compared to a MA average of 3.48 and a National average of 3.16.
  5. RN Only Rating: 4 stars compared to a MA average of and a National average of 2.96.

Averaging the available ratings gives an aggregate star rating of 2.6 for HIGHLANDS, THE versus the MA average of 2.684 and a national average of 2.99.

You may also be interested in seeing how their inspections and penaly enforcements (if any) match up with others at the following links: Inspection Results | Penalty Enforcements

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Number of Residents:
HIGHLANDS, THE 158 vs. MA 99.16 vs. National 88.66
Number of Beds:
HIGHLANDS, THE 168 vs. MA 114.18 vs. National 106.41
Aggregate Ratings Comparison:
HIGHLANDS, THE 2.6 vs. MA 2.684 vs. National 2.99
Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Overall Rating:
HIGHLANDS, THE 2 vs. MA 3.41 vs. National 3.04

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LIFE CARE CENTERS OF AMERICA, INC. Operational/managerial Control
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