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Optima Care Harborview

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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Optima Care Harborview's website

178-198 Ogden Ave,
Jersey City NJ 07307

(201) 963-1800

71.22% estimated occupancy 1

Please note our records indicate that Optima Care Harborview has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.

Optima Care Harborview is one of five nursing homes located in Jersey City, New Jersey. This nursing home is a very solid facility, with an overall grade of B. The facilities in Jersey City received high grades across the board with a B+ city grade, making this one of the best places in New Jersey to find a nursing home. Lastly, this nursing home's ownership changed in the last year, so we will need to monitor it to confirm it maintains its high level of care.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Partnership
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to create an immediate threat to patient health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it was awarded a dominant short-term care grade. In fact, short-term care ended up being its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of A-. In the area of short-term care, we seek to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.5 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of B-. While this didn't quite match its scores in some of the categories discussed above, this is still a decent score. Nursing grades are based in large part on quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a relatively low total compared with most facilities. Lastly, our nursing scores also consider quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is typically a reliable indicator that a facility has quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses to assist its residents.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

Moving on to our fourth area, this facility really did not fare well. Due to an abysmal grade of F in that area, this is clearly this facility's weakest grade. If you are seeking services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care scores. One of the criteria we considered after nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Fortunately, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 98.84792 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Optima Care Harborview Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Optima Care Harborview, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Optima Care Harborview, 2.53% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Optima Care Harborview, 1.65% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with insufficient hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Optima Care Harborview, 10.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients that were administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Optima Care Harborview, 17.42% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Optima Care Harborview, 5.95% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Optima Care Harborview, 91.97% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Optima Care Harborview, 10.68% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Optima Care Harborview, 12.9% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Optima Care Harborview, 1.68 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Optima Care Harborview, 12.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Optima Care Harborview, 8.37 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Optima Care Harborview, 80.92% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Scores for Jersey City, NJ

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus

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Nearby Hospitals

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Nearby Dialysis

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  • Davita Jersey City Summit Dialysis1.14 miles away414 Summit Avenue Jersey City New Jersey 07306Dialysis Stations: 21 (201) 420-8431
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  • Fmc Hoboken Dialysis Ctr1.42 miles away1600 Willow Ave Hoboken New Jersey 07030Dialysis Stations: 16 (201) 656-7500
  • Pershing LLC1.69 miles away422 Grand Street Jersey City New Jersey 07302Dialysis Stations: 4 (201) 332-6413
  • Fmc Jersey City2.27 miles away107-123 Pacific Avenue Jersey City New Jersey 07304CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 41 (201) 451-3760
  • Fmc Union Hill2.37 miles away508 31st Street Union City New Jersey 07087CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (201) 902-9382
  • New York Dialysis Services, Inc.2.53 miles away510-526 Avenue of the Americas Sub Cellar New York New York 10011CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 26 (212) 675-6880