Grimes Center is in New Haven, Connecticut, a city with a population of 128,884 people. This nursing home turns out to be an A rated facility. This nursing home received one of the most impressive ratings that we offer. A grade in this range requires first-rate scores across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the United States. As you will see below, this place also performed well in our category scores. It is hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.
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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
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Best Nursing Home in Connecticut Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in New Haven, Connecticut Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Connecticut Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in New Haven, Connecticut Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Connecticut Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in New Haven, Connecticut Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
To pair with its strong overall score, we awarded this nursing home an A for short-term care. Short-term care grades are meaningful for residents seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this facility submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.9 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Adding to its impressive category scores, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A. Not many nursing homes performed better in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively insignificant. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Our nursing grade weighs a handful of subcategories, but the primary one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
In our last category, this nursing home also was awarded a very strong long-term care score, with a B+. This topped off a very impressive report card. When facilities receive this kind of score in long-term care it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 94.15205 percent of its patients, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is too frequently a life or death ailment for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Grimes Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Grimes Center, 4.81% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Grimes Center, 2.92% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Grimes Center, 4.12% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who had urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indicator of poor nursing care. However, this statistic may be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Grimes Center, 9.62% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Grimes Center, 10.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Grimes Center, 0.71% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Grimes Center, 95.86% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Grimes Center, 10.53% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Grimes Center, 13.29% of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Grimes Center, 13.29% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Grimes Center, 7.95% of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Grimes Center, 90.66% of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements.
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