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.
Cassena Care at New Britain
- Nursing Home
Updated Mar 1, 2021 by Nick Lata
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.
- 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
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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.
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.
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Short-term Care Quality
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
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.
Cassena Care at New Britain Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
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
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
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
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
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
In Cassena Care at New Britain, 5.92% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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