Cranford Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Cranford, New Jersey. We awarded it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the road score. At the end of the day, this facility should be a solid choice for quite a few people. The best part of this place's profile was is its inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A-
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 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: A-
Historical

The primary reason this nursing home received a decent overall grade is its impeccable inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our higher grades in that area, with an A-. This is a much better score than the place's overall grade, which was decent but not in the elite range. Our inspection scores account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this area usually have very few severe deficiencies. 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. Based on this, we still had positive view of this facility's recent inspections.

Long-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: BNov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: CFeb 19: CMay 19: B-Jun 19: CJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

This facility was awarded its second best category score in the area of long-term care. We awarded this nursing home a B- in this area, which is a reasonably acceptable score. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Unfortunately, its hospitalization rate was not quite as favorable. Here we found that this place had 2.53 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.

Nurse Quality

C
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: DFeb 19: DMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. We scrutinized the levels of nurses working for the facility, in addition to the quantity of time those nurses spent with patients, in calculating our score in this category. This facility provided 3.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based metrics, such as preventing major falls. This nursing home performed admirably in this area. Avoiding major falls is often an indicator that a facility has quality controls in place. Some falls can be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses to assist its patients.

Short-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: DFeb 19: FMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

The final category we looked at was short-term care, was this facility's worst area. We awarded this facility a grade of D in this area. In computing our short-term care grades, we scrutinize the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This score is frequently a solid measure of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Based on its grade in this area, we were not surprised to find that this nursing home was well below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse hours provided to its patients. Frankly, this was about what we expected here. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. This definitely was not a strength for this facility. We found that just 31.9 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, around half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
C
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

Cranford Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Provider
D
11.9%
State
B
8.2%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
A
1.28%
State
B+
2.56%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Provider
A
0.65%
State
B+
1.76%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
B-
14.68%
State
A-
9.5%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure measures the percent of long-term patients who were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Provider
A+
5.78%
State
B+
18.13%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B+
1.66%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percentage of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
A-
99.39%
State
B+
92.31%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's medical condition.

Provider
A
8.96%
State
A-
11.14%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.

Provider
C
11.82%
State
C
12.58%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
D
2.36
State
B
1.81
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Provider
A-
11.82
State
A-
12.58
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.

Provider
A-
6.95
State
B+
8.15
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Provider
A+
90.92%
State
B+
72.79%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

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Nearby Dialysis

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Dialysis Stations: 9
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Fmc Linden Dialysis 2.1 mi
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Dialysis Stations: 19
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Davita Rahway 2.56 mi
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(732) 680-0370
Trinitas Sat Linden 2.89 mi
Dialysis Stations: 15
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(908) 862-7400
Dva Summit Dialysis Ctr 3.02 mi
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Dialysis Stations: 20
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Fmc Hillside Dialysis Ctr 3.18 mi
Dialysis Stations: 32
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Dialysis Stations: 18
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