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 short-term care score, which we will address in the next section.
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Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Best Nursing Home in Hillsborough, New Jersey Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our short-term care grade. In determining our short-term care ratings, we assess the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This category is frequently a fair measure of the nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that category, we gave this nursing home an A-. When determining a facility's nursing grade, we consider the amount of time nurses are with patients and the level of licensure of those nurses. 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 frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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This nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of B+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. 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 like to see in this important metric.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we rated is long-term care. We gave this nursing home one of our higher scores in that area, with a grade of B. This facility proved to be very solid in all areas we analyzed. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are well cared for. One of the data points we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 96.80366 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a reliable method to avoid unnecessary deaths for the aged 65 and up population. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand 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, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 2.79% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 1.44% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who had a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 17.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients which are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 6.37% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 89.73% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 10.05% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 10.04% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who remained mobile levels.
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 1.88 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 10.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 9.47 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 81.82% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements.
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