Highlands, The

(855) 270-6527

335 Nichols Rd, Fitchburg, MA

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335 NICHOLS RD
FITCHBURG
MA
01420
USA
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335 Nichols Rd
Fitchburg, MA
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11/21/2012 An OurParents User Writes: Highlands, The is a large, for profit, nursing home with 168 beds based in Fitchburg, MA. At last check, the facility had 161 residents indicating that it is 96% occupied which is about average within the state of Massachusetts. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident counseling services.
This nursing home is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Highlands, The, was 2 stars, which is a lower rating than 70% of nursing homes in Massachusetts.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Highlands, The with other senior care providers in Massachusetts. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 07/28/2011.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

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10/18/2012 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: My grandmother is currently here for rehabilitation and i believe that she is in really good. hands this place is clean and she feels happy thankyou

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Description of Highlands, The in Fitchburg, MA

Number of Beds : 168

Highlands, The, located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts provides the following services: Nursing Home and Skilled Nursing Facility. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Highlands, The has received 2 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 4 stars. Highlands, The has an average hospital, Heywood Hospital, located nearby, which scored a 80 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Highlands, The's nearest hospital is 9 miles away. The zipcode (01420) in Massachusetts, where Highlands, The is located, has a below average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Highlands, The can be found here.

Highlands, The is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, Highlands, The is a skilled nursing facility (SNF). It is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care; or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons.

Skilled nursing facilities cater to patients who either need short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; or require long-term nursing and medical supervision. Skilled Nursing facilities are very often associated with area hospitals.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

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    Demographic Profile for Fitchburg, MA,01420

    Annual Crime
    01420 Avg.
    Violent Crimes 5 4
    Property Crimes 5 4
    Weather Conditions
    Average High Temperature ° F
    Average Low Temperature ° F
    Rainy Days 32%
    Average Rainfall 0 inches
    Average Snowfall 0 inches
    Environment
    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better
    Air Quality 38 / 100
    Water Quality 52 / 100
    Superfund Sites 29 / 100
    Physicians per 100k 245.5
    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average
    Overall 9% Below
    Cost of Food 4% Below
    Utilities 33% Above
    Miscellaneous 1% Below
    Education
    High School Graduate
    Associate Degree
    Undergraduate Degree
    Graduate Degree 6.15%
    People
    Male Population 48.17%
    Female Population 51.83%
    Median Age 35.7 Years
    Average Individual Income
    Average Household Income $46,191
    Population Change
    Religions Breakdown of religious affiliations in Fitchburg MA
    Percent Religious 53.06%
    Catholic 37.53%
    Other Christian 6.92%
    Jewish 2.24%
    All Other 6.38%
    Race
    Breakdown of ethnicities in Fitchburg MA
    White  75.2%
    Hispanic/Latino  15%
    Asian  4.2%
    Black  3.1%
    Multiracial  2%
    Other  0.2%

    Please Note Zip code-level crime information is provided by U.S. Census data. OurParents ALWAYS recommends that you visit the facility and check with local law enforcement authorities, and draw your own conclusions about the safety of any given care provider and area.

    Nearby Hospitals

    Heywood Hospital

    242 Green Street
    Gardner MA 01440
    Distance: 9 miles
    Tel: 978-632-3420
    Average Rating: 80%
    Nearby Drug Stores

    K Mart Corp

    140 Whalon St
    Distance: 1.3 miles
    (978) 345-7540

    Walgreen Eastern Co Inc

    571 John Fitch Hwy
    Distance: 1.3 miles
    (978) 343-8329

    Cvs Pharmacy Inc

    436 John Fitch Hwy
    Distance: 1.3 miles
    (978) 345-7606
    Nearby Churches

    St Camillus' Rectory

    333 Mechanic St
    Fitchburg, MA
    Distance: 0.1 miles

    Greek Orthodox Church

    1319 Main St
    Fitchburg, MA
    Distance: 0.6 miles

    Emanuel Lutheran Church

    1200 John Fitch Hwy
    Fitchburg, MA
    Distance: 0.6 miles
    Services

  • Nursing Home
  • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No