Lowell Health Care Center

 (978) 454-5644

Lowell Health Care Center is a 160-bed Medicare-certified nursing home, with an overall rating of 5 (out of 5) stars. There have been 10 deficiencies found over the course of 2 inspections since 07/03/2012.

19 VARNUM STREET, Lowell, MA, 01850
Summary
overall rating
5 out of 5 stars
beds160
occupancy94.4% (151 of 160)
address19 VARNUM STREET
Lowell, MA, 01850
categoryMedicare and Medicaid
ownershipFor profit - Corporation
resident/family council?RESIDENT
focus facility?NO
 (978) 454-5644
Ratings
Health Inspections
3 out of 5 stars
Nurse Staffing
4 out of 5 stars
RN Only
4 out of 5 stars
Quality Measures
5 out of 5 stars
Complaints
DateDate FixedComplaint
01/06/201212/23/2011Mistreatment Deficiencies
Protect each resident from all abuse, physical punishment, and involuntary separation from others.
Deficiencies
DateDate FixedDeficiency
07/15/201008/29/2010Quality Care Deficiencies
Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life.
07/15/201008/29/2010Resident Assessment Deficiencies
Assess in a timely manner the resident when the resident enters the nursing home.
07/15/201008/29/2010Quality Care Deficiencies
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
07/15/201008/29/2010Quality Care Deficiencies
Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
07/15/201008/29/2010Quality Care Deficiencies
Make sure that residents receive treatments/services to maintain or improve their ability to care for themselves.
07/15/201008/29/2010Quality Care Deficiencies
Ensure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, unless medically necessary, and that incontinent patients receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder functions.
07/15/201008/29/2010Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Ensure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being.
07/15/201008/29/2010Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
At least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor.
07/15/201008/29/2010Administration Deficiencies
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
07/03/201208/17/2012Environmental Deficiencies
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.