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Forest Hill Healthcare Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Forest Hill Healthcare Center's website

497 Mt Prospect Ave,
Newark NJ 07104

(973) 482-5000

64.83% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Newark, New Jersey, Forest Hill Healthcare Center is one of five available facilities in the city. With an overall rating of A, this is undoubtedly a top-shelf nursing home. This nursing home proved to be one of the better nursing homes in Newark, which has a good selection of nursing homes. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's exemplary profile is its inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Dialysis Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

With an overall grade this high, it should come as no surprise that this nursing home excelled in inspections, where it received an A. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

We also would like to note the fact that this nursing home received an elite grade of A in our short-term care category. Short-term care grades are commonly employed to gauge a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to have good rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer better levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 6.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Compounding its first-rate assessment, this nursing home also was awarded an excellent long-term care grade, with a grade of A-. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in this category it is typically a good sign for patient care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 99.54128 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

In the final area, we gave this facility an A for our nursing score. This finished off a first-rate profile. Our nursing grade analyzes several subcategories, but the primary consideration is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics 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 facility New Jersey in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning residents at least once a day.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Forest Hill Healthcare Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Forest Hill Healthcare Center, 9.57% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric gauges the percent of long-term care patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Forest Hill Healthcare Center, 2.57% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term care patients who suffered falls leading to major injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Forest Hill Healthcare Center, 1.73% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic may be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Forest Hill Healthcare Center, 10.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Forest Hill Healthcare Center, 17.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Forest Hill Healthcare Center, 5.81% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients exhibiting signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Forest Hill Healthcare Center, 92% of Patients

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

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Forest Hill Healthcare Center, 10.99% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the decline of a patient's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Forest Hill Healthcare Center, 14.79% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Forest Hill Healthcare Center, 14.79 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Forest Hill Healthcare Center, 8.17 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Forest Hill Healthcare Center, 80.57% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Scores for Newark, NJ

  • Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

Looking for more options? Newark, New Jersey has 4 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

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  • Newark Beth Israel Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.74 miles away201 Lyons Ave Newark New Jersey 07112Voluntary non-profit - Private(973) 926-7850
  • Hudson Regional HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.31 miles away55 Meadowlands Pkwy Secaucus New Jersey 07094Proprietary(201) 392-3200
  • St Mary's General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.5 miles away350 Boulevard Passaic New Jersey 07055Proprietary(973) 365-4300
  • Carepoint Health-Christ HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.56 miles away176 Palisade Ave Jersey City New Jersey 07306Voluntary non-profit - Church(201) 795-8200
  • Essex County Hospital CenterPsychiatric 6.6 miles away204 Grove Avenue Cedar Grove New Jersey 07009Government - Local(973) 571-2801
  • Saint Barnabas Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.91 miles away94 Old Short Hills Road Livingston New Jersey 07039Voluntary non-profit - Other(973) 322-5000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc North Newark0.46 miles away155 Berkeley Avenue Newark New Jersey 07107CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (973) 412-0066
  • Fkc Belleville1.16 miles away36 Newark Avenue Suite 304 Belleville New Jersey 07109Dialysis Stations: 16 (973) 450-0385
  • Ara Dialysis at East Orange1.91 miles away20 Sussex Ave East Orange New Jersey 07018Dialysis Stations: 13 (973) 266-1093
  • Davita Renal Center of Newark2.02 miles away571 Central Ave Newark New Jersey 07107CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (973) 484-4994
  • Fmc Harrison Dc2.02 miles away620 Essex Street Harrison New Jersey 07029CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (973) 482-7772
  • Fmc East Orange Dc2.14 miles away110 South Grove Street East Orange New Jersey 07018CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (973) 414-6100
  • Fmc Bloomfield Dc2.29 miles away206 Belleville Avenue Bloomfield New Jersey 07003CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (973) 680-8100
  • Davita East Orange Dialysis2.48 miles away14-20 Prospect Street East Orange New Jersey 07017CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (973) 672-2025