Cassena Care at Norwalk is a nursing home in Norwalk, Connecticut, which has 85,422 people. It looks like this is a good nursing home. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a very solid rating. This facility truly has plenty working in its favor. This facility's impressive report card was highlighted by its nursing rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 150 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Limited Liability company

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

A-
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

On top of receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home also received an elite nursing rating. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of A-. There are quite a few subcategories within this area. Most of the factors are tied to nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 3.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Facility Inspections

B+
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: CMar 19: CApr 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

In addition, this facility also earned top notch government inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better grades in that category, with an B+. Inspection scores account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this category tend to have few severe deficiencies. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A couple relatively minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 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

Turning to an additional strength for this nursing home, we awarded them one of our better grades in our short-term care category as well, with a B+. In determining these short-term care ratings, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to create a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. One of this nursing home's strength is that it offers more hours of care from registered nurses to its residents. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. It outperformed most facilities in this area with 51.2 percent of its residents returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-Mar 19: B-Apr 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: B-Mar 20: CApr 20: B-May 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: B-
Historical

Switching gears to our next area, this facility received an acceptable long-term care score of B-. Our long-term care ratings are vital for residents looking for non-healthcare services such as personal care. Once we assessed the amount of nursing care, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. Frankly, we were a bit worried that this facility vaccinated only 88.818565 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Finally, we looked at the nursing home's number of hospitalizations. Here we found that this nursing home had 2.27 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Although this figure is somewhat concerning, this number can be skewed for some nursing homes based on the preexisting medical conditions of patients.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B
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 Norwalk Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for too long.

Provider
B
7.03%
State
B+
5.36%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a fall leading to serious injury.

Provider
A
1.48%
State
B
3.79%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents which had a UTI. UTI's could be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint may also be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Provider
B
2.14%
State
B+
2.08%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
B
13.61%
State
B-
15.31%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of long-term patients that were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Provider
A-
13.58%
State
B+
17.57%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many believe that this is a reliable measure of quality of care.

Provider
B+
1.13%
State
A-
1.3%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percentage of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
C
93.62%
State
B-
91.18%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

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 be a sign of erosion of a resident's well-being.

Provider
B+
12.88%
State
B
15.34%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels. Some would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' well-being.

Provider
B-
13.76%
State
B
17.83%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to the physical health of residents.

Provider
C
2.27
State
B
1.81
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

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

Provider
B+
13.76
State
B
17.83
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure short-term care.

Provider
B-
11.44
State
B+
8.51
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.

Provider
A
82.65%
State
B-
64.16%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Norwalk Hospital 0.26 mi
24 Stevens Street Norwalk Connecticut 06856
(203) 852-2000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Greenwich Hospital Association - 12.15 mi
5 Perryridge Rd Greenwich Connecticut 06830
(203) 863-3000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
St Vincent's Medical Center 12.9 mi
2800 Main St Bridgeport Connecticut 06606
(203) 576-5551
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Church
Bridgeport Hospital 14.26 mi
267 Grant Street Bridgeport Connecticut 06610
(203) 384-3000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Huntington Hospital 16.41 mi
270 Park Avenue Huntington New York 11743
(631) 351-2000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Northern Westchester Hospital 16.49 mi
400 East Main Street Mount Kisco New York 10549
(914) 666-1200
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Westchester Medical Center 19.78 mi
100 Woods Rd Valhalla New York 10595
(914) 493-7000
Acute Care Hospitals
Government - Hospital District or Authority
Milford Hospital, Inc 19.89 mi
300 Seaside Avenue Milford Connecticut 06460
(203) 876-4000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Davita South Norwalk Dialysis 0.31 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 22
31 Stevens Street Norwalk Connecticut 06856
(203) 838-6017
Total Renal Care Inc 0.74 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
112 Main Street Norwalk Connecticut 06851
(203) 229-0420
Davita Stamford Dialysis 7.68 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 34
30 Commerce Road Stamford Connecticut 06902
(203) 358-9969
Davita Black Rock Dialysis 10 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 16
427 Stillson Rd Fairfield Connecticut 06824
(203) 382-9566
Fresenius Medical Care of Fairfield 10.73 mi
Dialysis Stations: 18
500 Kings Hwy Fairfield Connecticut 06825
(203) 583-8875
Davita Bridgeport Dialysis 12.55 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 51
900 Madison Avenue Bridgeport Connecticut 06606
(203) 335-0191
Davita Port Chester Dialysis and Renal Center 16.07 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 12
3020 Westchester Ave Purchase New York 10577
(914) 701-5232
Huntington Hospital 16.4 mi
Dialysis Stations: 7
270 Park Avenue Dialysis Unit Huntington New York 11743
(631) 351-2471