Bergen County Health Care Center is in Northvale, New Jersey. The city has a total of 5,152 people. We awarded this facility an A overall grade, ranking it in the top 20 percent of all facilities in the United States. This is just about as good of a place as you're going to find. One of the major highlights of this facility's remarkable report card is its inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Bergen County Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jan 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
On top of faring well overall, this facility also earned nearly flawless government inspections. As a result, it earned one of our highest scores in that area with an A+. Inspection scores account for several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically have very few severe deficiencies. While this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Compounding its strong accomplishments in other areas, we gave this nursing home a grade of A for its long-term care score. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Our nursing grade analyzes the facility's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of licensure of those nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last area, we gave this nursing home a grade of A+ for its short-term care rating. This wrapped up a very strong report card. Short-term care grades are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a broad scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. It does not appear that this nursing home submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The final datapoint we considered in this category is the number of patients who ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bergen County Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bergen County Health Care Center, 9.57% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients which suffer from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bergen County Health Care Center, 2.57% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bergen County Health Care Center, 1.73% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percent of long-term residents that experienced a UTI. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bergen County Health Care Center, 10.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bergen County Health Care Center, 17.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bergen County Health Care Center, 5.81% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are showing depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could be a sign worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bergen County Health Care Center, 92% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bergen County Health Care Center, 10.99% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bergen County Health Care Center, 14.79% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels.
In Bergen County Health Care Center, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bergen County Health Care Center, 14.79 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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