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The 10 Highest Rated Nursing Homes In The South Shore

The 10 Highest Rated Nursing Homes In The South Shore

It’s never easy to put a loved one into a nursing home or long-term care facility, but staying home is not always a viable option for everyone. Long-term care facilities provide help with medical care and daily activities to people of all ages for extended periods of time. Many nursing homes also offer short-term rehabilitation and respite care in addition to long-term care.

There are some important things to remember when choosing a nursing home for yourself or your loved one. Pay attention to things such as the staff to patient ratio, visiting policies, and location.

Luckily, the South Shore has a number of quality nursing homes to choose from.

Below is a list of local nursing homes that are highly rated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Using the state’s Nursing Home Survey Performance Tool, Massachusetts nursing homes are given a score out of 132 points.

The scores are based on the facility’s three most recent inspectional surveys for Medicaid/Medicare recertification and encompass inspections of the administration, nursing, residents, environment, and food service. The statewide average is 124 points.

Choosing a nursing home is a very personal choice and there are many factors involved. Be sure to visit facilities, ask questions, and make the choice that is best for you and your loved ones.


Alliance HealthCare Center at Braintree (132 points)

Braintree’s Alliance HealthCare Center boasts a perfect score of 132 points from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. With room for 101 patients, the skilled nursing facility offers a variety of services and programs to its patients, including stroke rehabilitation, intravenous therapy, orthopedic programs, and hospice palliative care programs.

South Cove Manor at Quincy Point (132 points)

Another facility that scores full points of 132 is South Cove Manor at Quincy Point in Quincy. The nursing and rehabilitation facility, which has 141 beds, has a special focus on serving the Asian community and has a multilingual staff.

Pope Nursing Home (131 points)

Weymouth’s Pope Nursing Home is a small, family-run facility. The 49-bed nursing home has a survey performance score of 131. The home-like facility specializes in rehabilitation and skilled nursing care. The nursing home’s small size makes it easy for residents to get to know the staff and one another.

Bay Path Rehabilitation & Nursing Center (131 points)

This 120-bed facility is located in Duxbury and offers short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. The facility received a score of 131 from Massachusetts’ inspectional surveys and specializes in medically complex cases. Bay Path offers its residents a number of onsite activities as well as excursions.

Harbor House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center (130 points)

Located in Hingham, Harbor House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center has 138 beds and provides short-term and long-term care. The facility also has a Short Stay Unit for post-hospital transitional care such as cardiac and pulmonary care, post-operative recovery, wound care, and more. The nursing home’s overall performance score is 130.

Cardigan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (130 points)

Offering both short-term rehabilitation services and long-term care, Cardigan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scituate has a survey performance score of 130. The 65-bed facility offers cancer care, pain management services, and respite care as well as a restorative nursing program.

South Shore Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center (130 points)

This 96-bed facility located in Rockland provides residents with short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, respite care, and hospice care. South Shore Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center scored 130 points overall on the Massachusetts inspectional surveys. The nursing home offers such services as oxygen therapy, discharge planning, and diabetic management.

Southwood at Norwell Nursing Center (130 points)

Owned and operated by the Starr family, Southwood at Norwell Nursing Center is located in a wooded setting in Norwell and received 130 points on its survey performance score. The facility specializes in rehabilitation and clinical services and features a Dementia Unit and Memory Impaired Programming. With 142 beds, Southwood focuses on short term post-acute patients, long term care Residents, and Alzheimer’s Residents.

Wingate at Silver Lake (129 points)

Kingston’s Wingate at Silver Lake is a skilled nursing home with an overall score from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health of 129. With 164 beds, Wingate offers a number of programs and services including long-term care, post-surgical care, and Alzheimer’s care. The facility also features a Specialized Memory Impaired Unit to keep residents engaged through activities.

Life Care Center of Plymouth (125 points)

Located near Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Life Care Center of Plymouth supplies short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, and post-operative recovery. With 150 beds, Life Care Center focuses on inpatient rehabilitation. The facility had an overall performance score of 125 from the Department of Public Health.

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