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Cranbury Center

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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292 Applegarth Road,
Monroe Township NJ 08831

68.31% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Monroe Township, New Jersey, Cranbury Center is one of just a few facilities in the area. This is a fine facility. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is very good grade. Based on our assessment, this nursing home looks like a good fit for most people. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which we will address in the next paragraph.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Bariatric Care
  • Optometry
  • Audiology
  • Colostomy Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

One of the reasons this ended up being a strong facility is that it received a very impressive inspection rating. Inspections turned out to be its best category grade. In that category, we gave it an A. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This facility fared well in our short-term care category. In fact, we gave it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our most impressive scores. In determining our short-term care scores, we analyze a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is considered to be a reliable measure of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the number of patients that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. The nursing score features a host of datapoints. The most heavily weighted one is the amount of time nurses spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures 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 the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving a patient more frequently.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Turning to our final category, this nursing home was awarded a decent long-term care score. Even though this wasn't as impressive as many of its other scores, this is truly not a terrible score. Our long-term care grade is commonly used to grade a nursing home's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing on the skilled nursing services offered by a rehabilitation facility. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. We were optimistic to find that this nursing home vaccinated 99.47644 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Cranbury Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Cranbury Center, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Cranbury Center, 1.57% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a fall resulting in serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Cranbury Center, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Cranbury Center, 10.78% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Cranbury Center, 21.61% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Cranbury Center, 3.13% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Cranbury Center, 99.2% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Cranbury Center, 8.33% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Cranbury Center, 5.75% of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility. Some argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Cranbury Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Cranbury Center, 5.75% of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Cranbury Center, 5.26% of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Cranbury Center, 90.25% of Resident

This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Centrastate Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.81 miles away901 West Main Street Freehold New Jersey 07728Voluntary non-profit - Private(732) 431-2000
  • Saint Peter's University HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.34 miles away254 Easton Ave New Brunswick New Jersey 08901Voluntary non-profit - Church(732) 745-8600
  • Capital Health System-Fuld CampusAcute Care Hospitals 15.64 miles away750 Brunswick Ave Trenton New Jersey 08638Voluntary non-profit - Private(609) 394-6000
  • St Francis Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 15.67 miles away601 Hamilton Ave Trenton New Jersey 08629Voluntary non-profit - Church(609) 599-5000
  • Bayshore Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 16.06 miles away727 N Beers St Holmdel New Jersey 07733Voluntary non-profit - Private(732) 739-5900
  • Raritan Bay Medical Center Perth Amboy DivisionAcute Care Hospitals 17.74 miles away530 New Brunswick Ave Perth Amboy New Jersey 08861Voluntary non-profit - Private(732) 442-3700
  • Jfk Medical Ctr - Anthony M. Yelencsics CommunityAcute Care Hospitals 18.5 miles away65 James Street Edison New Jersey 08818Voluntary non-profit - Private(732) 321-7000
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital SomersetAcute Care Hospitals 18.98 miles away110 Rehill Ave Somerville New Jersey 08876Voluntary non-profit - Private(908) 685-2200

Nearby Dialysis

  • Monroe Township Dialysis0.19 miles away298 Applegarth Rd Monroe Township New Jersey 08831Dialysis Stations: 10 (609) 409-4259
  • Dci Monroe0.23 miles away2 Research Way Monroe Township New Jersey 08831Dialysis Stations: 12 (609) 356-7200
  • Davita Renal Ctr Monroe1.1 miles away300 Overlook Drive Bldg C Monroe Township New Jersey 08831Dialysis Stations: 18 (609) 642-8124
  • Davita East Brunswick7.19 miles away629 Cranbury Rd East Brunswick New Jersey 08816CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (732) 238-1909
  • Davita Freehold Dialysis7.48 miles away300 Craig Road Century Office Park Englishtown New Jersey 07726CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (732) 303-1589
  • Davita Princeton Junction Dialysis7.64 miles away88 Princeton Hightstown Road Suite 102 Princeton Junction New Jersey 08550Dialysis Stations: 13 (609) 799-0084
  • Davita Plainsboro7.98 miles away100 Plainsboro Road Suite 1a Plainsboro New Jersey 08536Dialysis Stations: 9 (609) 275-5550
  • Fmc Princeton8.68 miles away707 Alexander Road Building 3; Suite 301 Princeton New Jersey 08540Dialysis Stations: 15 (609) 520-8995