Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehab Westfield is an average-sized nursing home located in Westfield, New York. With an overall grade of B, this looks like a very respectable facility. You can certainly do much worse than this nursing home. Fortunately, this facility didn't have any bad scores in any of the major categories. More information about its category grades can be found below.
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Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehab Westfield
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a strong facility overall, this nursing home excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A. Not many facilities performed better in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite minor. This facility was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to create an immediate threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's above average category scores came in the area of long-term care. We gave them one of our stronger scores in that area, with a grade of B+. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. One of the criteria we considered after nursing hours is vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 75.25084 percent of its residents. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, at least this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home received its third most favorable category score in the area of short-term care. We awarded this nursing home a grade of B- in this area, which is a reasonably acceptable score. Our short-term care grades are likely more important for people needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates more skilled nursing. This includes not merely nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 5.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.
Switching gears to our last area, this facility was given a respectable nursing grade of C. The nursing rating analyzes quite a few data points, but the most important consideration is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, nursing ratings also factor in quality-based measures, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a reliable indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses to assist its residents.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehab Westfield Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehab Westfield, 7.59% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehab Westfield, 3.01% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehab Westfield, 1.04% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. Closer supervision can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehab Westfield, 12.69% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who were administered antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehab Westfield, 12.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehab Westfield, 3.86% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehab Westfield, 87.63% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehab Westfield, 16.43% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehab Westfield, 10.83% of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehab Westfield, 10.83% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehab Westfield, 11.67% of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehab Westfield, 90.03% of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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