Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights is a facility located in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, which has a population of 12,246 people. This is a grade A facility, which is a dominant grade. You simply can't do much better than this facility. Headlining this nursing home's stellar profile is its short-term care rating, which we will address in the next section.
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- 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
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
We also found that this facility excelled at short-term care. We gave them a grade of A+ in this area. In our short-term care grade, we attempt to create a fair measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze the nursing home's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 6.5 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing rating is based on numerous subcategories. The most heavily weighted variable is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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In addition, this facility also earned excellent government inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our best scores in that area, with an A. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the 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 are not the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we graded is long-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a favorable grade of B. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in this category it is typically a good sign for resident care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. After considering the amount of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 99.53271 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia tragically can be a dangerous illness for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights, 9.57% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights, 2.57% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percent of long-term care residents which sustained a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights, 1.73% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights, 10.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights, 17.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights, 5.81% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights, 92% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights, 10.99% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights, 14.79% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights, 14.79 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights, 8.17 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights, 80.57% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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