Community Medical Center Tcu
99 Route 37 West, Toms River NJ 08755 · (732) 557-8000 · 72.4% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
With an address in Toms River, New Jersey, Community Medical Center Tcu is one of nine available facilities in the area. This facility is ranked among the highest-rated nursing homes we looked at. In fact, it received our very best score. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top two percent of all nursing homes in the United States. Scroll down to see this nursing home's category ratings, which are equally impressive. You really can't do any better than a straight A report card.
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Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite 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.
Short-term Care Quality
This first-rate facility also fared very well in the area of short-term care, where we awarded it a score of A+. Only a small group of nursing homes performed better in this area. Our short-term care ratings are arguably most important for individuals requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires additional highly-skilled nursing services. This includes not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. This place is the gold standard in terms of skilled nursing staffing. The facility offered roughly 1.5 times as many physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than a typical nursing home. The last metric we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it performed as well as just about any facility in New Jersey in this area with 76.2 percent of its patients returning home. For most nursing homes, fewer than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on our next category, this high end facility also fared very well in the category of long-term care. In this area, we gave it a A+. Only a small group of nursing homes performed better in this area. For patients in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We were not able to find this facility's vaccination rates. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
The fourth area we graded was nursing, where this nursing home was awarded an A. This rounded out a very strong profile. Few facilities earned an A- or higher in every category. We scrutinized the levels of nurses employed by the nursing home, as well as the quantity of time the nurses spent with residents, in calculating our grade in this area. This particular nursing home provided 6.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This was one of the more impressive figures we found. In addition, a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. On top of offering impressive levels of care, this facility also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home in the country when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Community Medical Center Tcu Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better