Care Connection Rahway
865 Stone Street, Rahway NJ 07065 · (732) 499-6460 · 91.66% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
Care Connection Rahway is located in Rahway, New Jersey. With an overall score of A+, this nursing home is without a doubt a top-shelf nursing home. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top ten percentile of all nursing homes nationally. Finally, this worked out to be a very consistent facility with consistent grades in all of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
In addition to receiving an elite overall score, this facility earned an A+ inspection score. This is based on its recent inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can offer a nursing home. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Another reason we assessed this facility so favorably is that it received an A+ short-term care score. This is just about as dominant as it gets in this area. Short-term care grades are typically used to grade a nursing home's rehabilitation services. To offer high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature higher levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This place excelled at the highest level in two key staffing areas we assessed. In fact, it supplied about 50% more care from registered nurses and physical therapists than the average facility. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes with 70.8 percent of its patients returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most nursing homes.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its fine profile, this facility also was given a superb long-term care grade, with a grade of A. For prospective patients looking for a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. One of the factors we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. It doesn't look like this nursing home submitted information about vaccinations. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
In the final area, we gave this nursing home an A+ for its nursing grade. This topped off a very favorable report card. When computing our nursing grades, we weigh both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home provides an incredible 5.5 hours of nursing care per resident daily. Out of that total, many of the hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to providing high levels of nursing care, this place also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. For example, it performed as well as any nursing home in the nation when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We view these areas as reliable measures of the caliber of nursing care provided.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Care Connection Rahway Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better