Cassena Care at New Britain is located in New Britain, Connecticut. This city has 73,240 people. It looks like this nursing home is among the higher-rated facilities we assessed. A grade in this range requires high-end marks across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection rating, which is addressed in the next section.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 90 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Limited Liability company

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Inspection ratings are based on many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This means the inspectors 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 uncommon in this industry.

Nurse Quality

A
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Nursing grades are primarily based on the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 3.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at a few quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home excelled in these areas, with excellent scores for minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: B+Apr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

The next category we assessed was short-term care. This nursing home was awarded a very positive short-term care grade, with a grade of B+ in the category. Short-term care scores are important for prospective residents seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a vast scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. This nursing home offered more registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most nursing homes. The last item we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that it was respectable in this area with 45.8 percent of its residents able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: CNov 18: BDec 18: B-Jan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
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The last category we graded is long-term care. We gave this nursing home a decent grade in this area, with a grade of B-. While this isn't as strong as a few of this nursing home's other scores, it is still not a major area of concern. For residents looking for a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 92.30769 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.26 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Cassena Care at New Britain Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Provider
A
3.2%
State
B+
5.36%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This gauges the percentage of long-term residents who had falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.

Provider
B+
2.68%
State
B
3.79%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better hygiene protocols can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.

Provider
B
2.02%
State
B+
2.08%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
B+
10.45%
State
B-
15.31%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Provider
C
26.37%
State
B+
17.57%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This tells you the percent of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Provider
A+
0%
State
A-
1.3%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient care.

Provider
C
93.56%
State
B-
91.18%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Provider
A-
11.51%
State
B
15.34%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility. Many would argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical well-being.

Provider
D
10.59%
State
B
17.83%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.

Provider
A
1.26
State
B
1.81
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A
10.59
State
B
17.83
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

Provider
F
17.72
State
B+
8.51
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Provider
B-
65.08%
State
B-
64.16%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Hospital of Central Connecticut, The 0.96 mi
100 Grand Street New Britain Connecticut 06050
(860) 224-5011
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Other
John Dempsey Hospital 6.08 mi
263 Farmington Ave Farmington Connecticut 06032
(860) 679-1145
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Local
Midstate Medical Center 6.95 mi
435 Lewis Avenue Meriden Connecticut 06450
(203) 694-8200
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Connecticut Childrens Medical Center 9.13 mi
282 Washington Street Hartford Connecticut 06106
(860) 545-9000
Childrens
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Hartford Hospital 9.23 mi
80 Seymour Street Hartford Connecticut 06102
(860) 545-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Middlesex Hospital 9.55 mi
28 Crescent St Middletown Connecticut 06457
(860) 344-6000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
St Francis Hospital & Medical Center 9.98 mi
114 Woodland Street Hartford Connecticut 06105
(860) 714-4000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Church
Waterbury Hospital 15.37 mi
64 Robbins St Waterbury Connecticut 06721
(203) 573-6000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary

Nearby Dialysis

Rutland Dialysis 0.89 mi
Dialysis Stations: 22
100 Grand Street New Britain Connecticut 06050
(860) 223-4603
Herald Square Dialysis LLC 1.36 mi
Dialysis Stations: 19
One Herald Square Suite 100 New Britain Connecticut 06051
(860) 223-4963
Davita Willard Avenue Dialysis 4.81 mi
Dialysis Stations: 19
445e Willard Avenue Newington Connecticut 06111
(860) 667-1700
Dialysis Center of Newington 4.91 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
375 Willard Avenue Newington Connecticut 06111
(860) 667-3898
Farmington Dialysis 5.47 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
11 South Rd, Suite 110 Farmington Connecticut 06032
(860) 678-0587
Uconn Dialysis Center 6.12 mi
Dialysis Stations: 19
270 Farmington Ave ste160 Farmington Connecticut 06032
(860) 678-1459
Fresenius Medical Care of Southington 6.79 mi
Dialysis Stations: 19
341 West Street Plantsville Connecticut 06479
(860) 621-3557
Fmc Dialysis Services Forestville 6.99 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
135 Middle Street Bristol Connecticut 06010
(860) 584-2155