Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is a nursing home in Hillsborough, New Jersey, which has a total of 38,367 people. Sporting an overall grade of A-, this nursing home is among the higher-rated facilities we looked at. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes nationally. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its nursing rating, which is addressed in the next section.
Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 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 Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Aquatic Therapy
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In fact, this turned out to be its best category. In this area, we gave this nursing home an A. The nursing grade assesses several components, however, the paramount consideration is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Among its many impressive scores, this facility was awarded a top-shelf short-term care score. In fact, we gave it a score of A in that area. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.1 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it excelled in the area of inspections, with a grade of B in that category. It performed better than most nursing homes in this category. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. You really can not do much better than a deficiency-free inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at was long-term care, where this nursing home was given a B. Although this is its lowest category rating, this is nevertheless a favorable rating. For residents looking for a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 91.26214 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is a bit lower than we expected but still a reasonably acceptable figure. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 9.57% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 2.57% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term residents which suffered a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 1.73% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who had urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 10.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 17.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 5.81% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 92% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 10.99% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 14.79% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 14.79 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 8.17 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 80.57% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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