Cobalt Lodge Health Care & Reh is a small nursing home in Cobalt, Connecticut. Featuring an overall score of A, this is undoubtedly a world class facility. In fact, this facility has the prestigious distinction of being one of the top 100 facilities in Connecticut. This is an impressive feat in a state with a long list of high-end facilities. This nursing home also received very consistent scores in each of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 60 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

Family Council:

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Nurse Quality

A+
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: BMay 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. There are several criteria within this area. Most of the subcategories reflect nurse staffing. This facility provides an incredible 4.7 hours of nursing care per resident daily. Out of this total, many of the hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. On top of offering impressive levels of care, this place also performed well in some of the quality measures we assessed. In terms of the number of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, this nursing home outpaced the national average.

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

Adding to its impressive category scores, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively minor. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.

Long-term Care Quality

B+
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: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: B+
Historical

Turning to an additional strength for this nursing home, we awarded them one of our stronger grades in our long-term care category as well, with a B+. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care typically provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. After assessing the significant amount of nursing hours and other staffing provided by this facility, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at the nursing home's number of hospitalizations. Here we found that this facility had 5.25 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. While this wasn't as strong as some of its other scores in this category, this number can be skewed for some facilities due to the preexisting medical conditions of residents.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-Mar 19: B+Apr 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

In the last category we analyzed, this nursing home was given a very favorable grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this grade, the nursing home wrapped up a very favorable profile. Our short-term care scores are likely more important for folks requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not just nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. One reason for this facility's strong score in this category is that it provides more care with registered nurses to its residents than the average nursing home. The last metric we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to return home from the facility. We found that 35.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home permanently.

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

Cobalt Lodge Health Care & Reh Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
B+
5.26%
State
B+
5.36%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
D
6.56%
State
B
3.79%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to poor hygiene.

Provider
B
2.3%
State
B+
2.08%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
D
23.13%
State
B-
15.31%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.

Provider
B-
20.86%
State
B+
17.57%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many believe this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.

Provider
B-
3.05%
State
A-
1.3%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percent of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Provider
B
97.87%
State
B-
91.18%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percentage of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Provider
C
18.63%
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 percent of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical well-being.

Provider
A-
21.46%
State
B
17.83%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.

Provider
F
5.25
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 1,000 days of short-term care.

Provider
C
21.46
State
B
17.83
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A
5.15
State
B+
8.51
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.

Provider
C
60.83%
State
B-
64.16%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Middlesex Hospital 4.79 mi
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Manchester Memorial Hospital 15.66 mi
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St Francis Hospital & Medical Center 16.73 mi
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John Dempsey Hospital 17.28 mi
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Dialysis Stations: 22
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Central Ct Dialysis Center 11.35 mi
Dialysis Stations: 23
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Herald Square Dialysis LLC 13.67 mi
Dialysis Stations: 19
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(860) 223-4963
Davita Willard Avenue Dialysis 13.7 mi
Dialysis Stations: 19
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Rutland Dialysis 13.75 mi
Dialysis Stations: 22
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(860) 223-4603
Dialysis Center of Newington 13.83 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
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