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Bergen County Health Care Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Jan 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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35 B Piermont Road,
Northvale NJ 07647

(201) 634-2600

22.27% estimated occupancy 1

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.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - County
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy


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Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

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

Grade: A

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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

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

Grade: B-plus

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.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Bergen County Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Bergen County Health Care Center, 9.28% 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

Grade: B-minus

In Bergen County Health Care Center, 2.53% 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

Grade: B-plus

In Bergen County Health Care Center, 1.65% 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

Grade: B-plus

In Bergen County Health Care Center, 10.6% 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

Grade: A

In Bergen County Health Care Center, 17.42% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Bergen County Health Care Center, 5.95% 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

Grade: A

In Bergen County Health Care Center, 91.97% 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

Grade: A

In Bergen County Health Care Center, 10.68% 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

Grade: B-minus

In Bergen County Health Care Center, 12.9% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels.


Grade: B-minus

In Bergen County Health Care Center, 1.68 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

Grade: B-plus

In Bergen County Health Care Center, 12.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Nearby Hospitals

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  • Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley MedicalAcute Care Hospitals 4.48 miles away250 Old Hook Road Westwood New Jersey 07675Proprietary(201) 383-1035
  • St Joseph's Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.17 miles away127 South Broadway Yonkers New York 10701Voluntary non-profit - Private(914) 378-7000
  • Nyack HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.67 miles away160 North Midland Avenue Nyack New York 10960Voluntary non-profit - Other(845) 348-2000
  • Englewood Hospital and Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.08 miles away350 Engle St Englewood New Jersey 07631Voluntary non-profit - Private(201) 894-3000
  • Bergen New Bridge Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.43 miles away230 East Ridgewood Ave Paramus New Jersey 07652Government - Local(201) 967-4000
  • Montefiore Mount Vernon HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.6 miles away12 North 7th Avenue Mount Vernon New York 10550Voluntary non-profit - Private(914) 664-8000
  • Phelps Memorial Hospital AssnAcute Care Hospitals 8.42 miles away701 North Broadway Tarrytown New York 10591Voluntary non-profit - Other(914) 366-3000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita Yonkers East Dialysis Center3.37 miles away5 Odell Plaza Suite 131 Yonkers New York 10701CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (914) 376-0296
  • Davita Renal Center of Westwood4.28 miles away363 Old Hook Road Westwood New Jersey 07675Dialysis Stations: 18 (201) 664-6649
  • Regency Dialysis Center4.58 miles away65 Ashburton Avenue Yonkers New York 10701Dialysis Stations: 12 (914) 963-4572
  • St. Josephs Hosp. Hlth Ctr-Yonkers5.19 miles away127 South Broadway Dialysis Unit Yonkers New York 10701Dialysis Stations: 6 (914) 378-7480
  • Southern Westchester Dialysis Ctr5.2 miles away44 Vark Street Yonkers New York 10701CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (914) 965-0200
  • Davita Yonkers Dialysis Center5.85 miles away575 Yonkers Avenue Yonkers New York 10704CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (914) 377-2370
  • Davita Hudson Valley Dialysis Center5.93 miles away155 White Plains Road Suite 107 Tarrytown New York 10591CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (914) 332-7599
  • Davita Westchester Home Training (Pd)6.17 miles away955 Yonkers Ave, Suite 201 Yonkers New York 10704Dialysis Stations: 6 (914) 237-7659