Perfect Survey A Testament to Aberjona Nursing Center's Commitment to Excellent Care

February 4, 2014
Salter Healthcare Team

Salter HealthCare is pleased to announce that Aberjona Rehabilitation and Nursing Center was recently awarded a perfect score on their Annual Survey by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Located at 184 Swanton Street in Winchester, MA, the Aberjona Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is a 123-bed, skilled nursing facility that specializes in short-term rehabilitation as well as traditional long-term nursing services.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health performs unannounced evaluations of health care facilities every nine to fifteen months to assess compliance with state and federal regulations. The survey examines a myriad of quality, safety and performance issues, including medication management, cleanliness, environmental safety, administrative effectiveness and respect for the rights and dignity of patients. With the ever more demanding regulations for Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing facilities, it is significant for facilities like Aberjona to achieve a perfect survey.

Aberjona's post-acute rehabilitation program provides care focused on helping patients regain the ability to live independently in their community. The Aberjona Center offers physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapies daily. Their Social Work team works closely with patients to help with adjustment issues and assesses whether or not the patient will require home care services when released.

Aberjona recently introduced its Transition Program, which is designed for patients who are waiting to be discharged from the Center but who are not fully ready to live independently again. Patients stay in the Transition Suite which has features designed to simulate the patient's home environment. While transitioning, the patient remains under the care and supervision of Aberjona's experienced interdisciplinary clinical team.

Special amenities also available to short-term rehab patients at Aberjona include updated private rooms, in-room telephones and flat screen televisions with cable service, WiFi, free parking, hairdressing/barber services, an emergency call system, and common spaces for social activities.

"I am incredibly proud of the entire team at Aberjona for receiving a perfect score on the Annual Survey from the Department of Public Health," Executive Director Stephen Buckley said. "Such exceptional results are a direct reflection of the care, service and overall standard of excellence each and every member of our staff is committed to throughout the year."

In addition to achieving a perfect score this year, Aberjona also received a five-star rating from the Federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for overall performance in health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality of health care.

Aberjona's aggressive skilled nursing programs include IV therapy, surgical aftercare, wound care, pain management and hospice care. Aberjona also offers diverse therapeutic programs that appeal to patients' varied interests, capabilities, and functional status.

For more information or to schedule a tour of Aberjona Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, call: (781) 729-9370.

Founded in 1956, Salter HealthCare is a family owned and operated health care provider with a reputation for excellence in the health care community. With three rehabilitation and skilled nursing centers in Winchester and Woburn, Salter offers specialized rehabilitation programs, short-term care, subacute care, long-term care, skilled nursing, and hospice care, as well as respite services. To learn more about Salter HealthCare, call (781) 729-2200 or visit www.salterhealthcare.com.

Aberjona Perfect Rating

Members of Aberjona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center celebrate their recent achievement of a perfect score on the Annual Survey by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.