Cranford Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is in Cranford, New Jersey, a city with a population of 22,625 people. This facility was awarded an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack rating. This place has a few things working in its favor. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's report card is its stellar inspection grade, which we will address in the next section.
Cranford Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it received an excellent inspection score. In fact, its inspection grade was far superior to its overall score. In our inspections category, we gave this facility an A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection grades. One critical factor 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 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's more impressive category scores was in the category of long-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a B. It actually outpaced most facilities in this area. When nursing homes receive this type of score in long-term care it is typically a good sign for resident care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of B-. Our nursing grade looks at the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of licensure of those nurses as well as the number of hours spent with residents. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, which is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It scored well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the number of hours of care offered.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our fourth area, we awarded this facility a grade of D for short-term care. This is the facility's worst category score. Sadly, this category pulled down the facility's overall grade a bit. Short-term care grades are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. In this nursing home's case, we found that it provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The final statistic we considered in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor statistics was damning for this facility's short-term care score.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cranford Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cranford Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cranford Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 2.53% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are routinely linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cranford Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 1.65% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric could also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cranford Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 10.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cranford Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 17.42% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents that were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cranford Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 5.95% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cranford Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 91.97% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cranford Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 10.68% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cranford Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 12.9% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cranford Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 12.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cranford Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 8.37 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cranford Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 80.92% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements.
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