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Cassena Care at New Britain

  • Nursing Home

Updated Mar 1, 2021 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
Oct 18: BNov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: A-Apr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-Sep 20: A-Oct 20: B+Jan 21: B+Feb 21: B+Mar 21: B+
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66 Clinic Drive,
New Britain CT 06051

(860) 225-8608

62.33% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Cassena Care at New Britain has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Cassena Care at New Britain is an average-sized facility located in New Britain, Connecticut. We gave this nursing home an B+ overall grade, ranking it in the top third of all nursing homes in the country. You can certainly do much worse than this facility. This facility was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of our major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

One of the reasons this place is a quality nursing home is that it received an impressive inspection grade. Inspections turned out to be its best category. In that area, we gave it an A. Inspection scores are tied to several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this place had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in 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 safety or health. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. In fact, nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility an A-. Our nursing score weighs several subcategories. The most heavily weighted variable is the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home Connecticut in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a system of moving a patient at least once a day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Additionally, this facility also received favorable short-term care grades in our assessment. In fact, we awarded them one of our stronger grades in that category, with a grade of B+. In computing our short-term care ratings, we size up a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is considered to be a solid assessment of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final measure we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 5.1 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final area we graded is long-term care, in which this nursing home was given a B-. This proved to be this facility's weakest area. This is still not a major area of concern. For residents in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Fortunately, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 95.39007 percent of its patients. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Cassena Care at New Britain Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Cassena Care at New Britain, 6.31% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Cassena Care at New Britain, 3.94% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients that sustained a fall resulting in serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Cassena Care at New Britain, 1.79% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by poor nursing care. Closer supervision limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Cassena Care at New Britain, 14.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are used for treating a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Cassena Care at New Britain, 17.25% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Cassena Care at New Britain, 5.92% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Cassena Care at New Britain, 90.83% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Cassena Care at New Britain, 17.44% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the decline of a patient's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Cassena Care at New Britain, 23.72% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels. Many in the industry believe that mobility is critical to patients well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Cassena Care at New Britain, 1.33 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Cassena Care at New Britain, 23.72 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Cassena Care at New Britain, 9.54 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Cassena Care at New Britain, 74.33% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Hospital of Central Connecticut, TheAcute Care Hospitals 0.96 miles away100 Grand Street New Britain Connecticut 06050Voluntary non-profit - Other(860) 224-5011
  • John Dempsey HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.08 miles away263 Farmington Ave Farmington Connecticut 06032Government - Local(860) 679-1145
  • Midstate Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.95 miles away435 Lewis Avenue Meriden Connecticut 06450Voluntary non-profit - Private(203) 694-8200
  • Connecticut Childrens Medical CenterChildrens 9.13 miles away282 Washington Street Hartford Connecticut 06106Voluntary non-profit - Private(860) 545-9000
  • Hartford HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.23 miles away80 Seymour Street Hartford Connecticut 06102Voluntary non-profit - Private(860) 545-5000
  • Middlesex HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.55 miles away28 Crescent St Middletown Connecticut 06457Voluntary non-profit - Private(860) 344-6000
  • St Francis Hospital & Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.98 miles away114 Woodland Street Hartford Connecticut 06105Voluntary non-profit - Church(860) 714-4000
  • Waterbury HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.37 miles away64 Robbins St Waterbury Connecticut 06721Proprietary(203) 573-6000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Rutland Dialysis0.89 miles away100 Grand Street New Britain Connecticut 06050Dialysis Stations: 22 (860) 223-4603
  • Herald Square Dialysis LLC1.36 miles awayOne Herald Square Suite 100 New Britain Connecticut 06051Dialysis Stations: 19 (860) 223-4963
  • Davita Willard Avenue Dialysis4.81 miles away445e Willard Avenue Newington Connecticut 06111Dialysis Stations: 19 (860) 667-1700
  • Dialysis Center of Newington4.91 miles away375 Willard Avenue Newington Connecticut 06111Dialysis Stations: 17 (860) 667-3898
  • Farmington Dialysis5.47 miles away11 South Rd, Suite 110 Farmington Connecticut 06032Dialysis Stations: 13 (860) 678-0587
  • Uconn Dialysis Center6.12 miles away270 Farmington Ave ste160 Farmington Connecticut 06032Dialysis Stations: 19 (860) 678-1459
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Southington6.79 miles away341 West Street Plantsville Connecticut 06479Dialysis Stations: 19 (860) 621-3557
  • Fmc Dialysis Services Forestville6.99 miles away135 Middle Street Bristol Connecticut 06010CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (860) 584-2155