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Merrimack Valley Health Center in Amesbury, MA


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Merrimack Valley Health Center is a medium-sized nursing home facility in Amesbury, Massachusetts ( Essex county )

Pricing, Resident Health and Wellness, Ratings, their Phone Number, Activities, and Comparisons can be viewed below. Directions, Surveys, and CMS Reviews for Merrimack Valley Health Center are also available.

They have 130 beds and 103 residents (which would leave 27 beds available). Merrimack Valley Health Center participates in Medicare and Medicaid and are classified as a For profit - Corporation ownership. They offer neither family nor residential councils. They are not located inside of a hospital. They do not belong to a continuing care community.



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CMS Logo Overall Rating: 3/5 (Full Ratings Below)



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They are located at the following address: 22 Maple Street in Amesbury Massachusetts 01913.
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They can be reached by phone at (978) 388-4682.

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Nursing Home:
Merrimack Valley Health Center
Business Name:
Merrimack Valley Health Center Llc
CMS ID:
225318
Street Address:
22 MAPLE STREET
City:
AMESBURY
State:
Massachusetts
Zip Code:
01913
Phone #:
(978) 388-4682
Sprinklers:
Yes
Participation:
Medicare and Medicaid
Ownership:
For profit - Corporation
In a Hospital:
No
Councils:
Neither Family Nor Residential Councils
Special Focus:
No
Continuing Care:
No

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Quality of care, CMS Ratings, Services, Staffing, and Top-rated Facilities can be viewed below.

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The average age at Merrimack Valley Health Center is approximately 75 years old.


The last time this data was collected they cared for at least 67 men and 74 women in a one year period that received Medicare benefits. This number fluctuates with each new resident.


Percentage of patients at Merrimack Valley Health Center with the following conditions:

Atrial Fibrillation
31%
Alzheimer's
37%
Asthma
33%
Cancer
17%
CHF
50%
COPD
48%
Depression
57%
Diabetes
44%
Hyperlipidemia
60%
IHD
56%
Osteoporosis
12%
RA or OA
49%
Schizophrenia
26%
Stroke
17%

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Overall Rating: 3 stars 3 star overall rating

Health Inspection Rating: 3 stars 3 star health inspection rating

Staff Rating: 3 stars 3 star nurse staffing rating

Quality Measures Rating: 2 stars 2 star quality measures rating

Registered Nurses Rating: 3 stars 3 star rn staff rating


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

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Medicare and Medicaid participation for Merrimack Valley Health Center began on Dec 07, 1988.


Services Provided by Merrimack Valley Health Center include:
Dental Care
Dietary
Mental Health
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Pharmacy
Physician
Physician Extender
Podiatry
Physical Therapy
Social Work
Speech Pathology
Therapeutic Activities
Therapeutic Social Services
Therapeutic Qualified Activities


Ownership Changes: 1
Last Ownership Change: 03-01-2014
Medicaid ID: 110099254A
Financial Year End: 12-31
Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC): NGS (MA)
CMS Regional Office: Boston
Area: Urban
Dually Certified Beds: 130
Multi-Facility Name: Synergy Health Centers

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The average length of stay at Merrimack Valley Health Center is approximately 20.1 days. (this may include both short and long-term care (LTC) visits).

According to our latest records from CMS, the average daily amount billed by Merrimack Valley Health Center to Medicare is $492.55 per day (compared to a Massachusetts average of $755.25) and Medicare reimbursed them an average of $465.64 per day (after any deductible and coinsurance).

It is worth mentioning that Medicare pays for what they deem as 'medically necessary' skilled nursing care. You can learn more Here.

If your stay meets Medicare's requirements they pay 100% for the first 20 days, there is then a copay of $167.50 for days 21-100, and after 100 days (of a single stay) the patient is responsible for all nursing home related costs.

Please note that the pricing above is the average billed to Medicare. Each person and case is unique (Supplemental Insurance Plans, single or double rooms, etc). If you are interested in this facility you should contact Merrimack Valley Health Center directly for exact pricing and what options are available for you or your loved one's personal care needs.


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Merrimack Valley Health Center provides (per day, per resident) an average of:

Registered Nurse
25.2 minutes
LPN / LVN
59.4 minutes
CNA
121.8 minutes

Total Licensed Nursing Hours (Registered Nurses + Licensed Practical Nurses + Licensed Vocational Nurses) averages 1.41 hours per day per resident (the national average is 1.4 hours).


Additionally, a Physical Therapist (PT) is available an average of 4.02 minutes per day per resident (the national average is 6 minutes).


Additional Staffing can be viewed below. Each number represents a Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Employee of the type listed above it at Merrimack Valley Health Center. Read how FTE is defined.

Activities
2.91
Administration
1.2
CNAs
37.11
Dietitians
0.23
Food Service
10.96
LPN / LVN
15.46
Medical Director
0.04
Mental Health
0.04
Nurse Training
0.23
Nurse Admin
3.24
Nursing Director
1.51
Occ. Therapist
2.27
OT Assistant
0.71
Pharmacist
0.09
Physical Therapist
0.86
Physician
0.11
Physician Ext.
0.6
Podiatrist
0.03
PT Aide
1.1
PT Assistant
1.84
Qualified Activities
1.2
RNs
6.71
Social Services
0.06
Social Worker
1.92
Speech Pathology
0.87
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Merrimack Valley Health Center in AMESBURY, Massachusetts has 130 beds compared to a Massachusetts average of 114.80 and a National average of 106.16.

As of the last update they had 103 residents compared to a MA average of 92.89 and a National average of 86.4.

This results in a 79.23% occupancy rate compared to a Massachusetts average of 80.91% and a national average of 81.38%.


Merrimack Valley Health Center's star ratings compare as follows:

  1. Overall Rating:
    3 stars compared to a MA average of 3.54 and a National average of 3.31.
  2. Health Inspection Rating:
    3 stars compared to a MA average of 2.86 and a National average of 2.78.
  3. Staffing Rating:
    3 stars compared to a MA average of 3.39 and a National average of 2.89.
  4. Quality Measures Rating:
    2 stars compared to a MA average of 4.06 and a National average of 3.95.
  5. RN Only Rating:
    3 stars compared to a MA average of 3.69 and a National average of 3.05.

Averaging the available ratings gives an aggregate star rating of 2.8 for Merrimack Valley Health Center versus the MA average of 3.51 and a national average of 3.20.

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Number of Residents:
MERRIMACK VALLEY HEALTH CENTER 103 vs. MA 92.89 vs. National 88.66
Number of Beds:
MERRIMACK VALLEY HEALTH CENTER 130 vs. MA 114.80 vs. National 106.41
Aggregate Ratings Comparison:
MERRIMACK VALLEY HEALTH CENTER 2.8 vs. MA 3.508 vs. National 2.99
CMS Overall Rating:
MERRIMACK VALLEY HEALTH CENTER 3 vs. MA 3.54 vs. National 3.04

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