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Highlands, The

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335 Nichols Rd, Fitchburg, MA


  • Nursing Home
  • Skilled Nursing Facility

Payment Options

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

10/18/2012  -  An OurParents User 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

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


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
35.7 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

9% Below
Cost of Food
4% Below
33% Above
1% Below

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
38 / 100
Water Quality
52 / 100
Superfund Sites
29 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crimes
Property Crimes