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Alaris Health at the Fountains

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  • Assisted Living

Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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595 County Avenue,
Secaucus NJ 07094

(201) 863-8866

80.95% estimated occupancy 1

Alaris Health at the Fountains is the lone option we found in Secaucus, New Jersey. With an overall rating of B, this nursing home is a quality option. You could certainly do much worse than this place. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home did not have any poor grades in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about its category grades can be found below.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Individual
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

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

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

One of the reasons this turned out to be a strong facility is that it earned an impressive inspection rating. Inspections turned out to be its best category grade. In this category, we gave this facility an A-. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Nursing grades are mostly tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Additionally, this facility also was awarded favorable long-term care grades in our assessment. In fact, we gave them one of our better grades in that category, with a grade of B. For residents in need of a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 86.94362 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which happens to be somewhat lower than we were hoping for but still a respectable percentage. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, at least this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

Switching gears to our last category, this nursing home received a grade of B- for short-term care, which is a respectable rating. Our short-term care scores are considered to be most meaningful for residents needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing. This includes not just nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that just 3.9 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Alaris Health at the Fountains Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Alaris Health at the Fountains, 10% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Alaris Health at the Fountains, 1.88% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients who sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Alaris Health at the Fountains, 1.27% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by lower quality nursing care. However, this datapoint may also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Alaris Health at the Fountains, 15.47% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Alaris Health at the Fountains, 21.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This gauges the percentage of long-term residents that are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Alaris Health at the Fountains, 0% of Patients

This is the percent of residents showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Alaris Health at the Fountains, 90.14% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Alaris Health at the Fountains, 14.27% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Alaris Health at the Fountains, 12.46% of Residents

This is the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.


Grade: B-minus

In Alaris Health at the Fountains, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

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

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Alaris Health at the Fountains, 12.46% of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Alaris Health at the Fountains, 5.91% of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Alaris Health at the Fountains, 90.14% of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Hudson Regional HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.95 miles away55 Meadowlands Pkwy Secaucus New Jersey 07094Proprietary(201) 392-3200
  • Carepoint Health-Hoboken University Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.21 miles away308 Willow Ave Hoboken New Jersey 07030Voluntary non-profit - Church(201) 418-1000
  • Palisades Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.24 miles away7600 River Rd North Bergen New Jersey 07047Voluntary non-profit - Private(201) 854-5000
  • Carepoint Health-Christ HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.46 miles away176 Palisade Ave Jersey City New Jersey 07306Voluntary non-profit - Church(201) 795-8200
  • Mount Sinai WestAcute Care Hospitals 3.68 miles away1000 Tenth Avenue New York New York 10019Voluntary non-profit - Private(212) 523-4000
  • Jersey City Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.73 miles away355 Grand Street Jersey City New Jersey 07302Voluntary non-profit - Private(201) 915-2000
  • Lenox Hill HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.01 miles away100 East 77th Street New York New York 10021Voluntary non-profit - Private(212) 439-2345
  • Nyu Langone HospitalsAcute Care Hospitals 5.11 miles away550 First Avenue New York New York 10016Voluntary non-profit - Private(212) 263-7300

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fkc Secaucus1.02 miles away200 Meadowslands Parkway Suite 200a Secaucus New Jersey 07094Dialysis Stations: 19 (201) 583-6650
  • Fmc Union Hill1.61 miles away508 31st Street Union City New Jersey 07087CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (201) 902-9382
  • Davita Jersey City Akc No Bergen1.86 miles away1310 5th Street North Bergen New Jersey 07047CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (201) 770-9220
  • Fmc Hoboken Dialysis Ctr2.4 miles away1600 Willow Ave Hoboken New Jersey 07030Dialysis Stations: 16 (201) 656-7500
  • Davita Dialysis at Palisades Medical Center3.21 miles away7650 River Road Suite 150 North Bergen New Jersey 07047Dialysis Stations: 19 (201) 861-1031
  • Rogosin West Side3.41 miles away619 West 54th Street New York New York 10019CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 28 (646) 317-0402
  • Fmc Fairview3.65 miles away155-161 Bergen Blvd Fairview New Jersey 07022CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (201) 941-6601
  • Davita Lyndhurst Dialysis3.69 miles away554-a New York Avenue Lyndhurst New Jersey 07071Dialysis Stations: 19 (201) 933-4782