Care One at the Highlands is a large facility located in Edison, New Jersey. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average grade. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection grade, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Care One at the Highlands
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Respiratory Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this category generally have very few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means the inspectors didn't consider 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 rare in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
An additional quality feature for this facility is that it was awarded an above average short-term care score. Indeed, this proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B+. Our short-term care grades are meaningful for people in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a vast range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 5.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
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This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. Nursing scores are largely based on a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we scored is long-term care, where this nursing home received a grade of B-. While this is its least impressive category rating, this is nevertheless not a bad grade. If you are seeking services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care grades. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. We were optimistic to find that this facility vaccinated 94.210526 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Care One at the Highlands Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Care One at the Highlands, 9.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term residents who have pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an measure of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Care One at the Highlands, 0% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents that have sustained falls resulting in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Care One at the Highlands, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric could be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Care One at the Highlands, 13.41% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Care One at the Highlands, 15.47% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Care One at the Highlands, 27.37% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Care One at the Highlands, 95.38% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Care One at the Highlands, 13.56% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Care One at the Highlands, 12.44% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry believe that mobility is vital to residents' mental and physical health.
In Care One at the Highlands, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Care One at the Highlands, 12.44% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Care One at the Highlands, 8.25% of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Care One at the Highlands, 83.41% of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.
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