Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley

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80 Boston Rd, North Billerica, MA

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11/21/2012 An OurParents User Writes: Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley is an average sized, for profit, nursing home with 124 beds based in North Billerica, MA. At last check, the facility had 118 residents indicating that it is 95% 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 Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley, was 3 stars, which is a better rating than 48% of nursing homes in Massachusetts.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley 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 03/19/2012.
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04/04/2011 An Family Member of Current/Past Resident Writes: My father had been here three years ago for rehab and received excellent care. He was admitted again this past September (2010). I was HORRIFIED at the decline in RN/patient ratio and the lack of well trained CNA's. I requested my father be transferred to another facility after 6 days and will NEVER recommed this place to anyone.


Description of Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley in North Billerica, MA

Number of Beds : 124

Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley, located in North Billerica, Massachusetts provides the following services: Nursing Home and Skilled Nursing Facility. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley has received 4 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 2 stars. Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley has a very good hospital, Saints Medical Center Inc, located nearby, which scored a 86 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley's nearest hospital is 4 miles away. The zipcode (01862) in Massachusetts, where Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley is located, has an above average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Life Care Center Of Merrimack Valley can be found here.

Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley 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, Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley 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 North Billerica, MA,01862

    Annual Crime
    01862 Avg.
    Violent Crimes 2 4
    Property Crimes 2 4
    Weather Conditions
    Average High Temperature ° F
    Average Low Temperature ° F
    Rainy Days 31%
    Average Rainfall 0 inches
    Average Snowfall 0 inches
    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better
    Air Quality 43.5 / 100
    Water Quality 43 / 100
    Superfund Sites 10 / 100
    Physicians per 100k 389.3
    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average
    Overall 27% Above
    Cost of Food 9% Above
    Utilities 41% Above
    Miscellaneous 10% Above
    High School Graduate
    Associate Degree
    Undergraduate Degree
    Graduate Degree 7.55%
    Male Population 54.20%
    Female Population 45.80%
    Median Age 37.9 Years
    Average Individual Income
    Average Household Income $80,863
    Population Change
    Religions Breakdown of religious affiliations in North Billerica MA
    Percent Religious 68.03%
    Catholic 49.81%
    Jewish 6.74%
    Other Christian 5.90%
    All Other 5.58%
    Breakdown of ethnicities in North Billerica MA
    White  92%
    Asian  2.9%
    Hispanic/Latino  2.1%
    Black  2%
    Multiracial  0.8%
    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

    Saints Medical Center Inc

    1 Hospital Drive
    Lowell MA 01852
    Distance: 4 miles
    Tel: 978-458-1411
    Average Rating: 86%

    Lowell General Hospital

    295 Varnum Avenue
    Lowell MA 01854
    Distance: 4 miles
    Tel: 978-937-6000
    Average Rating: 90%

    Bedford Va Medical Center

    200 Springs Road
    Bedford MA 01730
    Distance: 6 miles
    Tel: 781-275-7500
    Average Rating:

    Lahey Clinic Hospital

    41 & 45 Mall Road
    Burlington MA 01803
    Distance: 10 miles
    Tel: 781-744-5100
    Average Rating: 90%
    Nearby Drug Stores

    Cvs Pharmacy Inc

    210 Boston Rd
    Distance: 1.8 miles
    (978) 663-6616

    Mccormacks Drug Inc

    221 Boston Rd
    Distance: 1.8 miles
    (978) 663-6583

    Maxi Drug Inc

    121 Church Street
    Distance: 2.9 miles
    (978) 970-2430
    Nearby Churches

    N Billerica Baptist Church

    Elm N
    Billerica, MA
    Distance: 0.4 miles
    (978) 663-8195

    Bacon Edward R Reverend

    17 Colson St
    North Billerica, MA
    Distance: 0.6 miles
    (978) 663-3840

    St Andrew's Church

    45 Talbot Ave
    Billerica, MA
    Distance: 0.7 miles
    (978) 667-9024
    Nearby Parks

    Lowell Recreation Department

    1375 Gorham St
    Lowell, MA
    Distance: 1.8 miles

    Shedd Park

    Lowell, MA
    Distance: 2.8 miles

    Vietnam Veterans Park

    North Billerica, MA
    Distance: 2.8 miles

  • Nursing Home
  • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Payment Options

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