Local nursing homes highly rated

August 31, 2012
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With the Goddard House Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center closing, there are three remaining nursing homes in Jamaica Plain. The three nursing homes rank mostly higher than the state average, according to state Executive Office of Health and Human Services website.

The Goddard House at 201 S. Huntington Ave., which recently announced it will be closing in September, received a perfect score on a performance survey, while it received slightly lower marks on several categories compared to the state average on a satisfaction survey.

The Armenian Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at 431 Pond St. scored 131 out of 132 on the performance survey, which is 8 points higher than the statewide average of 123. The nursing home scored higher in every category compared to the state average on the satisfaction survey.

The Kindred Nursing & Rehabilitation Center-Laurel Ridge at 174 Forest Hills St. scored 126 on the performance survey. The nursing home scored higher in most categories compared to the state average on the satisfaction survey.

The Sherrill House at 135 S. Huntington Ave. scored 125 on the performance survey. The nursing home scored higher in every category except one compared to the state average on the satisfaction survey. The one exception was a tie with the state average.

Some other facilities commonly referred to as nursing homes are technically assisted living facilities, which are not rated by the state.

To find a nursing home and its rating, visit webapps.ehs.state.ma.us/nursehome.

 

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