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 B+, this nursing home should work for most people. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities in the nation. This nursing home's strong profile was highlighted by its nursing score, which we will address in the next section.
Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
39 East Mountain Road,
Hillsborough NJ 08844
60.25% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
Best Nursing Home in Hillsborough, New Jersey Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A for our nursing score. The nursing score consists of several subcategories, however, the primary consideration is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided 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.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home performed well in the area of short-term care. As a result, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our most impressive grades. Short-term care grades are generally used to grade a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To have quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to provide better levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we considered in this category is the number of residents who returned home from the facility. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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Adding yet another impressive category grade, we awarded this facility a grade of B+ for our inspections rating. Inspection scores are based on several datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. 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. This is what you want to see on an inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed was long-term care. This facility received an above average long-term care score in our assessment, with a grade of B. This facility really didn't have any weak categories. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of care provided by nurses, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 89.83452 percent of its patients for pneumonia. 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 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 2.53% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 1.65% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 10.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 17.42% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 5.95% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 91.97% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 10.68% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 12.9% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that retained mobility levels.
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 1.68 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 12.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 8.37 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 80.92% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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