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Alaris Health at Essex

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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155 Fortieth Street,
Irvington NJ 07111

(973) 371-7878

54.38% estimated occupancy 1

Alaris Health at Essex is a nursing home in Irvington, New Jersey. The city has a total of 53,942 people. We gave this nursing home an A overall grade, ranking it in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the nation. This is just about as good of a nursing home as you'll find. One of the best aspects of this facility's stellar report card is its inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • 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
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Hemodialysis
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

In addition to being a top notch nursing home overall, it also excelled in inspections, where it earned a grade of A. Not many nursing homes performed better in this area. Our inspection ratings are based on many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Compounding its elite accomplishments in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a score of A for our long-term care rating. Nursing homes that do well in this category typically provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 98.39572 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home is also strong in the category of short-term care, where it was given a grade of B+. It performed better than most facilities in this category. In our short-term care assessment, we try to craft a sound barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we look at the facility's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

In the last category, this nursing home also received a first-rate nursing score, with a grade of B+. This wrapped up a very impressive profile. There are a host of data points within this grade. Most of these criteria relate to nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Alaris Health at Essex Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Alaris Health at Essex, 9.57% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Alaris Health at Essex, 2.57% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Alaris Health at Essex, 1.73% of Patients had UTIs

This figure gauges the percent of long-term care patients who have experienced a UTI. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Alaris Health at Essex, 10.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Alaris Health at Essex, 17.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Alaris Health at Essex, 5.81% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Alaris Health at Essex, 92% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Alaris Health at Essex, 10.99% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Alaris Health at Essex, 14.79% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who maintained mobility. Many in the industry argue that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Alaris Health at Essex, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Alaris Health at Essex, 14.79 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Alaris Health at Essex, 8.17 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Alaris Health at Essex, 80.57% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with better rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Newark Beth Israel Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.93 miles away201 Lyons Ave Newark New Jersey 07112Voluntary non-profit - Private(973) 926-7850
  • East Orange General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.08 miles away300 Central Ave East Orange New Jersey 07018Voluntary non-profit - Private(973) 266-4401
  • University HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.36 miles away150 Bergen St Newark New Jersey 07101Government - State(973) 972-5658
  • Saint Barnabas Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.13 miles away94 Old Short Hills Road Livingston New Jersey 07039Voluntary non-profit - Other(973) 322-5000
  • Trinitas Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.54 miles away225 Williamson Street Elizabeth New Jersey 07207Voluntary non-profit - Private(908) 994-5000
  • Overlook Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.46 miles away99 Beauvoir Avenue Summit New Jersey 07902Voluntary non-profit - Other(908) 522-2000
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at RahwayAcute Care Hospitals 7.82 miles away865 Stone St Rahway New Jersey 07065Voluntary non-profit - Private(732) 381-4200
  • Carepoint Health - Bayonne Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.9 miles away29 East 29th St Bayonne New Jersey 07002Voluntary non-profit - Private(201) 858-5000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Alaris Health at Essex0.03 miles away155-40th Street Irvington New Jersey 07111Dialysis Stations: 18 (973) 371-2155
  • Fmc Irvington0.15 miles away10 Camptown Road Irvington New Jersey 07111CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 37 (973) 399-1111
  • Davita Irvington Dialysis1.27 miles away468 Chancellor Avenue Suite Ws-3 Irvington New Jersey 07111Dialysis Stations: 19 (973) 373-0294
  • Fmc Maplewood Dialysis Center1.66 miles away2130 Milburn Avenue Suite b1 Maplewood New Jersey 07040Dialysis Stations: 16 (973) 275-5499
  • Davita Hillside Dialysis Ctr2.27 miles away1529 North Broad Street Hillside New Jersey 07205CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (973) 474-1199
  • Fmc Hillside Dialysis Ctr2.56 miles away879 Rahway Avenue Ruth Kliman Dialysis Center Union New Jersey 07083Dialysis Stations: 32 (908) 964-5606
  • Davita Millburn Dialysis2.92 miles away25 East Willow Street Ste 2 Millburn New Jersey 07041CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (973) 379-7309
  • Davita Parkside Dc3 miles away580 Frelinghuysen Avenue Newark New Jersey 07114CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (973) 624-2226