Spring Hills Post Acute Livingston is a large nursing home located in Livingston, New Jersey. With an A- overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the nation. This is just about as good of a place as you'll find. This nursing home also received impressive ratings in all of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Spring Hills Post Acute Livingston
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in New Jersey Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Livingston, New Jersey Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of faring well overall, this nursing home received a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our best scores in that area with an A+. Our inspection scores are based on several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This place was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to be an immediate risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Among its many impressive grades, this nursing home received a strong short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a score of A in that category. Our short-term care grade is often employed to score a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must offer higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 6.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third category we graded is long-term care. This facility received an impressive long-term care grade, with a grade of B+ in the area. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is significantly higher than the average nursing home. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The last area we rated was nursing. We awarded this facility one of our better scores in this category, with a grade of B. Although this isn't on par with some of this facility's other grades, it is nevertheless a perfectly acceptable grade. Our nursing grade weighs many factors, but the main one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.4 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 the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a protocol of moving a patient even once per day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Spring Hills Post Acute Livingston Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Spring Hills Post Acute Livingston, 17.24% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term care patients that suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Spring Hills Post Acute Livingston, 0% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients who sustained a fall which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Spring Hills Post Acute Livingston, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients that suffered from a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric may also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Spring Hills Post Acute Livingston, 14.29% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Spring Hills Post Acute Livingston, 18.52% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Spring Hills Post Acute Livingston, 31.25% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Spring Hills Post Acute Livingston, 65% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Spring Hills Post Acute Livingston, 8.33% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Spring Hills Post Acute Livingston, 8.6% of Patients
This is 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
In Spring Hills Post Acute Livingston, 80.56% of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.
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