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.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
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
The final area we assessed is long-term care. In this area, we awarded this nursing home an impressive grade of B. For prospective patients in need of a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 93.71069 percent of its residents, which is a bit below what we anticipated. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations 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.
Grimes Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Grimes Center, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Grimes Center, 3.55% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percent of long-term patients who have suffered a fall which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Grimes Center, 1.93% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Grimes Center, 14.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used to treat several medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Grimes Center, 17.2% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Grimes Center, 6.52% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts would argue this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Grimes Center, 88.27% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Grimes Center, 17.82% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Grimes Center, 22.18% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Grimes Center, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Grimes Center, 22.18 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 Grimes Center, 9.56 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Grimes Center, 75.26% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements.
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