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.
Eastern Pines Convalescent Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
29 North Vermont Ave,
Atlantic City NJ 08401
55.16% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- 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
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.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In that area, we awarded this facility an A. There are a variety of datapoints included in this area. Many of the subcategories reflect staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its first-rate profile, this facility also was awarded a dominant long-term care score, with a grade of A-. Facilities that excel in long-term care typically provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 99.69136 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than most 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. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our last area, this nursing home also excelled in our short-term care category. We awarded it a grade of B+ for this category. This finalized a very strong report card. In forming our short-term care scores, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to formulate a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 4.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Eastern Pines Convalescent Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Eastern Pines Convalescent Center, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents which are suffering from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Eastern Pines Convalescent Center, 2.53% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who sustained falls resulting in major injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Eastern Pines Convalescent Center, 1.65% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Eastern Pines Convalescent Center, 10.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. 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
In Eastern Pines Convalescent Center, 17.42% 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
In Eastern Pines Convalescent Center, 5.95% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Eastern Pines Convalescent Center, 91.97% 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
In Eastern Pines Convalescent Center, 10.68% 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
In Eastern Pines Convalescent Center, 12.9% 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.
In Eastern Pines Convalescent Center, 1.68 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Eastern Pines Convalescent Center, 12.9 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
In Eastern Pines Convalescent Center, 8.37 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
In Eastern Pines Convalescent Center, 80.92% 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.
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