Arnold Walter Nursing Home is a very-large nursing home located in Hazlet, New Jersey. This nursing home proved to be an A rated facility. It was given one of the most impressive scores that we offer. A grade of this caliber requires superb scores across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top fifth of all nursing homes nationally. Headlining this nursing home's exemplary profile is its inspection rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Arnold Walter Nursing Home
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
622 S Laurel Avenue,
Hazlet NJ 07730
57.42% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize that this nursing home has received near flawless inspections recently. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite insignificant. 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Compounding its dominant achievements in other areas, we gave this facility a score of A for its long-term care grade. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 98.8764 percent of its patients, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 1.7 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.
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We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. Nursing grades are largely tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 2.9 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility New Jersey in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning residents even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category we assessed, this facility was awarded an impressive grade grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this grade, the nursing home wrapped up an elite profile. Short-term care grades are commonly employed to grade a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to have quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to feature better levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. This facility performed better in this area than in its staffing levels. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in the country in this area with 59.6 percent of its patients returning home. Most nursing homes are below 50 percent in this metric.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Arnold Walter Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Arnold Walter Nursing Home, 9.57% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Arnold Walter Nursing Home, 2.59% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Arnold Walter Nursing Home, 1.67% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percent of long-term patients who experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Arnold Walter Nursing Home, 10.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Arnold Walter Nursing Home, 17.39% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Arnold Walter Nursing Home, 5.91% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Arnold Walter Nursing Home, 92.7% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Arnold Walter Nursing Home, 11.08% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Arnold Walter Nursing Home, 14.69% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels.
In Arnold Walter Nursing Home, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Arnold Walter Nursing Home, 14.69 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Arnold Walter Nursing Home, 8.11 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Arnold Walter Nursing Home, 81.01% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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