With an address in Kearny, New Jersey, Alaris Health at Kearny is one of a mere two available facilities in this city. With an overall grade of A, this is without a doubt a top-shelf facility. As far as we can see, this nursing home ought to be a wonderful choice for most people. Keep reading to see this facility's category ratings, which are also impressive. It is hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
Alaris Health at Kearny
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also would like to point out the fact that this nursing home was given a dominant grade of A in our long-term care category. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After we finished assessing the amount of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly is often a dangerous health condition for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave this to chance. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. There are a host of subcategories within this grade. Most of these datapoints relate to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of moving a resident more often.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we graded was short-term care, where this facility was given a grade of B. While this proved to be its worst category score, this is still a good grade. Short-term care scores are based on a facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 3.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Alaris Health at Kearny Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Alaris Health at Kearny, 9.57% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alaris Health at Kearny, 2.57% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that experienced falls which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alaris Health at Kearny, 1.73% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint may also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alaris Health at Kearny, 10.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alaris Health at Kearny, 17.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These medications are given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alaris Health at Kearny, 5.81% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alaris Health at Kearny, 92% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alaris Health at Kearny, 10.99% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alaris Health at Kearny, 14.79% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry argue that mobility is vital to residents' mental and physical well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alaris Health at Kearny, 14.79 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Alaris Health at Kearny, 8.17 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alaris Health at Kearny, 80.57% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.
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