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Eastern Pines Convalescent Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Eastern Pines Convalescent Center's website

29 North Vermont Ave,
Atlantic City NJ 08401

(609) 344-8911

58.87% estimated occupancy 1

Eastern Pines Convalescent Center is a large nursing home located in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This facility is ranked among the best facilities we found. A grade of this caliber requires top-notch marks across the board. In fact, this facility has the distinction of being one of the top 100 facilities in New Jersey. This is an impressive accomplishment in a state with a long list of high-end facilities. One of the major highlights of this facility's remarkable profile is its inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • 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

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

On top of performing well overall, this nursing home also received a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with an A+. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

We also want to draw your attention to the fact that this facility was awarded a dominant grade of A- in our short-term care area. In the category of short-term care, we strive to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 5.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category. In calculating our nursing grades, we factor in both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning residents even once per day.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In the final category we scored, this nursing home received an impressive grade grade of B+ in our long-term care category. With this score, the nursing home wrapped up a very strong profile. When nursing homes receive this type of score in long-term care it is typically a good sign for patient care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 99.6904 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is far higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand 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 18Jul 22

Eastern Pines Convalescent Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Eastern Pines Convalescent Center, 9.57% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Eastern Pines Convalescent Center, 2.57% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who have sustained a fall leading to major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Eastern Pines Convalescent Center, 1.73% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Eastern Pines Convalescent Center, 10.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for many conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Eastern Pines Convalescent Center, 17.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure measures the percentage of long-term patients who are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Eastern Pines Convalescent Center, 5.81% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Eastern Pines Convalescent Center, 92% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Eastern Pines Convalescent Center, 10.99% Percentage of Patients

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

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Eastern Pines Convalescent Center, 14.79% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is important for patients mental and physical health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Eastern Pines Convalescent Center, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Eastern Pines Convalescent Center, 14.79 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Eastern Pines Convalescent Center, 8.17 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-plus

In Eastern Pines Convalescent Center, 80.57% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some argue this is a measure of rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Atlanticare Regional Medical Center - City CampusAcute Care Hospitals 1.28 miles away1925 Pacific Avenue Atlantic City New Jersey 08401Voluntary non-profit - Other(609) 441-8020
  • Shore Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 10.22 miles away100 Medical Center Way Somers Point New Jersey 08244Voluntary non-profit - Private(609) 653-3545

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc Atlantic City0.95 miles away1501 Atlantic Ave Renaissance Plaza #18 Atlantic City New Jersey 08401CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (609) 345-0900
  • Fkc Boardwalk1.37 miles awayDialysis Unit 1925 Pacific Avenue Atlantic City New Jersey 08401Dialysis Stations: 12 (609) 441-8944
  • Davita Atlantic County Dialysis6.21 miles away400 West Black Horse Pike Suite 3 Pleasantville New Jersey 08232Dialysis Stations: 13 (609) 646-7202
  • Fmc Pomona7.66 miles away44 East Jimmie Leads Road Absecon New Jersey 08205CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (609) 652-3070
  • Fresenius Kidney Care Shore7.67 miles away2605 Shore Road Northfield New Jersey 08225CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (609) 437-2190
  • Fmc Egg Harbor Dc8.3 miles away6701 Blackhorse Pike Egg Harbor Township New Jersey 08234Dialysis Stations: 18 (609) 383-0066
  • Fkc Liberty Linwood Dialysis8.86 miles away1201 New Road Ste 170 Linwood New Jersey 08221Dialysis Stations: 18 (609) 926-9090