Preferred Care at Hamilton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a nursing home located in Trenton, New Jersey. This city has 230,121 people. Featuring an overall grade of D, this is a relatively poor facility. If you are not happy with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Trenton. The city has just three other nursing homes. This facility's only redeeming quality is its inspection score, which we provide additional information about below.
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Preferred Care at Hamilton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall score was not a highlight, it actually excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it an A+ for that category, which is one of our best scores. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing rating. In fact, nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an D. There are a number of criteria within this area. Many of the datapoints relate to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This number is far below average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
As it turns out, this nursing home only received a grade of D for its long-term care score, which is not one of our better scores. 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 statistics we considered after nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Thankfully, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this facility also fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our last category, this nursing home really did not fare well in this area either. With a poor grade of F in short-term care, this is about as terrible as it gets. Our short-term care grades are arguably more critical for individuals in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. With its grade in this area, we were not surprised to learn that this nursing home was well below average in terms of the number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the figures we assessed. Frankly, this was about what we expected to find. The final datapoint we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.3 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar metrics was damning for this nursing home's short-term care grade.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Preferred Care at Hamilton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Preferred Care at Hamilton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 6.9% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percent of long-term residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Preferred Care at Hamilton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 2.43% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Preferred Care at Hamilton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that sustained UTI's. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric can be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Preferred Care at Hamilton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Preferred Care at Hamilton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 23.53% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Preferred Care at Hamilton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 34.54% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Preferred Care at Hamilton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 100% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Preferred Care at Hamilton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.75% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Preferred Care at Hamilton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.86% of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who retained mobility levels. Some experts argue that mobility is critical to patients physical and mental well-being.
In Preferred Care at Hamilton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 0.01 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 Preferred Care at Hamilton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.86% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Preferred Care at Hamilton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 6.33% of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Preferred Care at Hamilton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 72.75% of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Trenton, NJ
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
Looking for more options? Trenton, New Jersey has 3 other nursing homes
- St Francis Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.53 miles away601 Hamilton Ave Trenton New Jersey 08629Voluntary non-profit - Church(609) 599-5000
- Capital Health System-Fuld CampusAcute Care Hospitals 5.06 miles away750 Brunswick Ave Trenton New Jersey 08638Voluntary non-profit - Private(609) 394-6000
- Lower Bucks HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.9 miles away501 Bath Road Bristol Pennsylvania 19007Proprietary(215) 785-9200
- Virtua Willingboro HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 17.21 miles away218a Sunset Road Willingboro New Jersey 08046Voluntary non-profit - Private(609) 835-2900
- Centrastate Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 18.03 miles away901 West Main Street Freehold New Jersey 07728Voluntary non-profit - Private(732) 431-2000
- Fmc Hamilton Square1.17 miles awayTwo Hamilton Health Place Trenton New Jersey 08690CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (609) 689-9260
- Fmc Hamilton Home LLC3.05 miles away3836 Quakerbridge Road Suite 208 Trenton New Jersey 08619Dialysis Stations: 4 (609) 586-5001
- Davita Renal Ctr Trenton3.56 miles awayC/O St. Francis Hospital 601 Hamilton Ave 1st Floor Trenton New Jersey 08629Dialysis Stations: 18 (609) 393-2388
- Davita Renal Center Hamilton3.76 miles away1013 Whitehorse Avenue Trenton New Jersey 08610Dialysis Stations: 19 (609) 438-3002
- H. Fuld Capital Health4.55 miles awayDialysis Unit 750 Brunswick Ave Trenton New Jersey 08638CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 31 (609) 394-6000
- Physicians Dialysis Lawrenceville4.87 miles away1840 Princeton Avenue Lawrence Township New Jersey 08648CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (609) 278-0999
- Fmc Trenton4.95 miles away40 Fuld Street 1st Floor Trenton New Jersey 08638CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 28 (609) 394-5104
- Davita Princeton Junction Dialysis6.31 miles away88 Princeton Hightstown Road Suite 102 Princeton Junction New Jersey 08550Dialysis Stations: 13 (609) 799-0084