Bergen Regional Medical Center is a facility located in Paramus, New Jersey. This city has a total of 26,342 people. Featuring an overall score of A-, this facility is among the better facilities we assessed. In addition, this facility is also based in a hospital, which often means the nursing home offers a wider array of healthcare services. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Bergen Regional Medical Center
- Nursing Home
- Contracted Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
230 E Ridgewood Ave,
Paramus NJ 07652
68.2% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a great overall rating, this facility also excelled in inspections, which is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. In fact, we gave it an A in this area. Our inspection scores weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. While this place had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This means that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category. Our nursing rating is largely tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to an additional strength for this nursing home, we gave them one of our more positive scores in our short-term care category as well, with a B+. In forming our short-term care grades, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to create a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we looked at is long-term care. This facility was awarded a better than average nursing grade in our assessment, with a grade of B. Even though this isn't nearly as strong as some of its other scores, this is nevertheless one of the stronger grades in that category. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 96.677315 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bergen Regional Medical Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bergen Regional Medical Center, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care patients who have pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bergen Regional Medical Center, 2.53% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bergen Regional Medical Center, 1.65% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Additional nurse staffing reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bergen Regional Medical Center, 10.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term patients that were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bergen Regional Medical Center, 17.42% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bergen Regional Medical Center, 5.95% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bergen Regional Medical Center, 91.97% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bergen Regional Medical Center, 10.68% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bergen Regional Medical Center, 12.9% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Bergen Regional Medical Center, 1.68 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bergen Regional Medical Center, 12.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bergen Regional Medical Center, 8.37 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bergen Regional Medical Center, 80.92% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Paramus, NJ
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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