Abigail House for Nursing & Rehabilitation is a large nursing home located in Camden, New Jersey. Featuring an overall score of B, this appears to be a fine facility. Based on our assessment, you could do much worse than this nursing home. This nursing home's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection score, which we will address in the next section.
Abigail House for Nursing & Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1105 -1115 Linden Street,
Camden NJ 08102
89.04% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a strong overall score as described above, but we especially would like to point out its excellent government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A+ in this area. Our inspection grades are based on several datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This facility was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to be an imminent threat to resident health or safety. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's quality category grades came in the area of short-term care. We awarded them one of our more favorable grades in that category, with a grade of B+. In computing our short-term care grades, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is generally a useful assessment of the facility's rehabilitation services. Unfortunately, we were not able to find information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 6.1 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third area we looked at is long-term care. This nursing home was given a favorable long-term care score, with a B in this area. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. After looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 99.82269 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The final category we assessed was nursing. This facility received a grade of C for this area. There are quite a few criteria within this grade. Many of the factors relate to levels of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This figure is far below the national average. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics. While this place got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it did very well in this area. This can be a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of moving a patient even once per day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Abigail House for Nursing & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Abigail House for Nursing & Rehabilitation, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients that have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Abigail House for Nursing & Rehabilitation, 2.53% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Abigail House for Nursing & Rehabilitation, 1.65% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Abigail House for Nursing & Rehabilitation, 10.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who are administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Abigail House for Nursing & Rehabilitation, 17.42% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Abigail House for Nursing & Rehabilitation, 5.95% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some experts would argue that this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Abigail House for Nursing & Rehabilitation, 91.97% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Abigail House for Nursing & Rehabilitation, 10.68% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Abigail House for Nursing & Rehabilitation, 12.9% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that maintained mobility.
In Abigail House for Nursing & Rehabilitation, 1.68 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Abigail House for Nursing & Rehabilitation, 12.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Abigail House for Nursing & Rehabilitation, 8.37 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Abigail House for Nursing & Rehabilitation, 80.92% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.
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