Atlantic Coast Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is a large facility in Lakewood, New Jersey. Featuring an overall grade of B+, this facility should work for most prospective patients. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. This place was stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of the major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Atlantic Coast Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to faring well overall, this facility earned a nearly flawless inspection report. Consequently, it received one of our highest scores in that category with an A+. Our inspection scores are tied to pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. 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
This facility received impressive grades in the area of long-term care as well. In fact, we awarded it one of our highest scores in that category with a area of A. If you are looking for anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care scores. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 77.15617 percent of its patients, which is a few points less than we expected. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, at least this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. Our nursing grade is primarily associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at is short-term care. This facility received a strong short-term care rating in our assessment, with a B-. Even though this was not nearly as good as a few of its other category grades, this is nevertheless a decent score in that area. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to assess a nursing home's rehabilitation services. To provide highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to feature higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we considered in this area is the number of residents who were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Atlantic Coast Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Atlantic Coast Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Atlantic Coast Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 2.79% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Atlantic Coast Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 1.44% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term stay residents who sustained UTI's. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Atlantic Coast Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term patients which were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Atlantic Coast Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 17.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Atlantic Coast Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 6.37% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Atlantic Coast Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 89.73% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Atlantic Coast Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 10.05% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Atlantic Coast Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 10.04% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Atlantic Coast Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 1.88 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Atlantic Coast Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 10.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Atlantic Coast Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 9.47 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Atlantic Coast Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 81.82% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living often correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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