SHERRILL HOUSE, INC

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Sherrill House, Inc. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

SHERRILL HOUSE, INC
135 SOUTH HUNTINGTON AVENUE
BOSTON, MA 02130
(617) 731-2400

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Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
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Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

92%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 181
  • Certified Beds: 196

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By Non Profit - Corporation
  • Offers Both Resident and Family Counseling Services
  • This Facility is Not Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Resident Services

The information below lists services this facility has provided for residents from October through December 2010. During this period, the most common type of service provided was "Ultra-High Rehabilitation". To get a better idea of the types of services that are commonly performed, compare the "Percent of Service Days" column below. These services are based on submitted claims to Medicare and do not provide a complete overview of all the services provided by Sherrill House, Inc. For more information read our guide on how nursing facilities are reimbursed, types of services, and ADL index scores.

Resident ServicesResident ConditionsPercent of Service Days

Very High Rehabilitation Plus Extensive Services

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator or respirator
  • Isolation for active infectious disease while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 2-101.2%
Total Percent:1.2%
 

Ultra-High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 720 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • A second rehabilitation discipline three days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-163.8%
ADL Index Range: 6-1031.7%
ADL Index Range: 0-51.6%
Total Percent:37.1%
 

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-160.5%
ADL Index Range: 6-1018.9%
ADL Index Range: 0-53.2%
Total Percent:22.5%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 6-100.7%
ADL Index Range: 0-51.2%
Total Percent:2.0%
 

Medium Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
ADL Index Range: 6-104.8%
ADL Index Range: 0-50.1%
Total Percent:4.9%
 

Special Care High

  • Comatose
  • Septicemia
  • Diabetes with daily injections and a change of order two or more days
  • Quadriplegia with ADL score greater or equal to 5
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and shortness of breath when lying flat
  • Fever with pneumonia, or vomiting, or weight loss, or feeding tube
  • Parenteral/IV feedings
  • Respiratory therapy for 7 days
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 15-16
- No Signs of depression
1.1%
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- No Signs of depression
0.05%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- No Signs of depression
1.2%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- No Signs of depression
0.2%
Total Percent:2.6%
 

Special Care Low

  • Cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson's disease with ADL score greater or equal to 5
  • Respiratory failure and oxygen therapy while a resident
  • Feeding tube where calories >= 51% or calories are in the range of 26-50% and fluid >= 501 mL)
  • Ulcers: 2 or more stage II or 1 or more stage III or IV pressure ulcers
  • Ulcers: 2 or more venous or arterial ulcers
  • Ulcers: 1 stage II pressure ulcer and 1 venous or arterial ulcer with 2 or more skin care treatments
  • Foot infection/diabetic foot ulcer/open lesions of foot with treatment
  • Radiation therapy while a resident
  • Dialysis while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 15-16
- Signs of depression
0.8%
ADL Index Range: 15-16
- No Signs of depression
0.2%
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- No Signs of depression
1.0%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- Signs of depression
1.6%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- No Signs of depression
2.2%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- Signs of depression
1.1%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- No Signs of depression
0.2%
Total Percent:7.0%
 

Clinically Complex

  • Pneumonia, hemiplegia with ADL score >=5
  • Surgical wounds or open lesions with treatment
  • Burns
  • Chemotherapy while a resident
  • Oxygen therapy while a resident
  • IV medications or transfusions while a resident
  • Extensive Services, Special Care High or Special Care Low qualifier and ADL score of 0 or 1
ADL Index Range: 15-16
- Signs of depression
2.5%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- No Signs of depression
4.0%
ADL Index Range: 0-1
- No Signs of depression
0.8%
Total Percent:7.3%
 

Behavioral Symptoms and Cognitive Performance

  • Cognitive impairment BIMS score less than or equal to 9
  • CPS great than or equal to 3
  • Hallucinations or delusions
  • Physical or verbal behavioral symptoms toward others
  • Other behavioral symptoms
  • Rejection of care or wandering
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 5 or less
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- Less restorative nursing
1.6%
Total Percent:1.6%
 

Reduced Physical Function

  • Urinary and/or bowel training program
  • Passive and/or active range of motion (ROM)
  • Amputation/prosthesis training
  • Dressing or grooming training
  • Eating or swallowing training
  • Transfer training
  • Splint or brace assistance
  • Bed mobility and/or walking training
  • Communication training
ADL Index Range: 15-16
- Less restorative nursing
0.05%
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- Less restorative nursing
2.1%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- Less restorative nursing
11.1%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- Less restorative nursing
0.2%
ADL Index Range: 0-1
- Less restorative nursing
0.3%
Total Percent:13.8%
 

Rating Details For Sherrill House, Inc

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours1 Hour and 2 Minutes1 Hour and 5 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours28 Minutes40 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 45 Minutes2 Hours and 34 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 30 Minutes1 Hour and 45 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours4 Hours and 16 Minutes4 Hours and 19 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for Massachusetts are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityMassachusetts Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination85%92%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%93%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight5%7%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased12%12%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection6%9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse12%12%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair3%3%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores6%9%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores-3%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder78%63%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained1%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain-2%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious15%14%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder2%5%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%89%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%88%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores7%12%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain18%18%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium1%2%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 06/07/2011.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Administration

Keep Accurate and Appropriate Medical Records.
  • Inspection Date: 08/09/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/05/2010

Pharmacy Service

1) Make Sure That Residents Who Take Drugs Are Not Given Too Many Doses or for Too Long; 2) Make Sure That the Use of Drugs is Carefully Watched; or 3) Stop or Change Drugs That Cause Unwanted Effects.
  • Inspection Date: 08/09/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/05/2010

Quality Care

Give Professional Services That Follow Each Resident's Written Care Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 08/09/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/05/2010
Give Professional Services That Follow Each Resident's Written Care Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 06/07/2011
  • Correction Date: 06/22/2011
Make Sure That Each Resident Who Enters the Nursing Home Without a Catheter is Not Given a Catheter, Unless It is Necessary.
  • Inspection Date: 06/07/2011
  • Correction Date: 06/22/2011

Resident Rights

Let Residents Give Themselves Their Drugs if They Are Able.
  • Inspection Date: 08/09/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/05/2010

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for Sherrill House, Inc, as well as complaints by residents or their family in the previous three years.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Formal ComplaintsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Resident Rights

Immediately Tell the Resident, Doctor, and a Family Member If: the Resident is Injured, There is a Major Change in Resident's Physical/Mental Health, There is a Need to Alter Treatment Significantly, or the Resident Must Be Transferred or Discharged.
  • Complaint Filed: 07/07/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/10/2008
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Massachusetts Department of Public Health - Retrieved 2011