Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehab Westfield is the lone nursing home located in Westfield, New York. Sporting an overall rating of C, this appears to be a middle of the pack nursing home. You can definitely do worse than this facility. The best part of this place's report card was its exemplary inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehab Westfield
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this nursing home received a decent overall score is its excellent health inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our higher grades in that area, with an A. This is a notably better grade than the facility's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. Inspection ratings are tied to many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this category tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple of minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's second best category turned out to be short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a B-. Our short-term care grades are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a vast range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. We found that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. It offered fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.5 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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Moving on to another strength for this facility, it also received an elite nursing grade. In fact, we gave this nursing home an impressive grade of D. There are a host of factors within this area. Many of these datapoints are tied to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This place provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This number is far below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing scores. This place fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's least impressive area was long-term care, which is the last area we analyzed. We gave it an F in this category. In spite of a few decent grades in other categories, this score is still alarming so we wanted to make a note of it. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it generally means the facility didn't perform well in our measures relating to patient care. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. Frankly, we were a bit worried that this facility vaccinated 86.94267 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is several points below what we expected. To our surprise, this place was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.
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, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehab Westfield, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehab Westfield, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint 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, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehab Westfield, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehab Westfield, 13.6% of Patients
This is the percent of residents showing signs of depression. Higher rates of depression may be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehab Westfield, 91.89% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehab Westfield, 14.66% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehab Westfield, 18.82% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels.
In Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehab Westfield, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Absolut Center for Nursing & Rehab Westfield, 18.82 Percentage 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, 8.77 Percentage 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, 74.71% Percentage 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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