Clara Maass Medical Center
One Clara Maass Drive, Belleville NJ 07109 · (973) 450-2963 · 67.99% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
Clara Maass Medical Center is a very-small hospital-based facility located in Belleville, New Jersey. With an A+ overall grade, we ranked this facility number 251 in the country. This puts it in the top two percent of all nursing homes. At the end of the day, this nursing home should be a no brainer for most people. Finally, this turned out to be a very consistent facility with consistently strong grades in each of our categories. More information about its category grades can be found below.
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Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ short-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. In determining our short-term care grades, we scrutinize the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This score is more often than not a useful measure of a facility's rehabilitation services. This nursing home is substantially above the national average in terms of its quantity of both physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents. In fact, it provided about 50% more care per resident from both of these care providers than the average facility provided. These are generally good indicators of quality short-term care. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. On top of excelling in the area of physical therapy hours, we found that it performed as well as just about any facility in this area with 75.8 percent of its residents returning home. Most nursing homes are below 50 percent in this statistic.
This facility has also received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection scores. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively insignificant. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a of A+ for its long-term care grade. For prospective residents seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are very important. One of the criteria we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccines. It doesn't look like this facility provided data regarding vaccinations. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
In the last category, we awarded this facility a grade of A+ for its nursing score. This finished off a very strong report card. The nursing score features many factors. The most heavily weighted factor is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. This nursing home boasts a really impressive 6.7 hours of nursing care per resident each day, of which a significant percentage was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. This is one of the higher totals of nursing hours we found at any facility. In addition to offering impressive levels of nursing care, this facility also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. For example, it performed as well as any facility in the nation in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these data points as good measures of the caliber of nursing care being provided.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Clara Maass Medical Center Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better