One Bay Ave, Montclair NJ 07042 · (973) 429-6949 · 95% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
Hackensack-Umc Mountainside is a very-small hospital-based facility located in Montclair, New Jersey. This facility is among the most impressive facilities we looked at. Receiving an A+ in our grading scheme requires superb scores across the board. We rated this nursing home in the top 100 nursing homes in New Jersey, which is a distinguished list. Headlining this facility's exemplary report card is its inspection score, which we will address in the next paragraph.
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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
To go along with its favorable overall score, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspection category. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. We weren't able to locate deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to point out the fact that this nursing home performed remarkably in our short-term care category. We awarded them an elite score of A+ in this area. Our short-term care grades are probably more critical for those requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not just nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. This facility excelled at the highest level in the two key staffing areas we assessed. It offered about 50% more care from registered nurses and physical therapists than the typical nursing home. The final measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that it fared as well as just about any facility in New Jersey in this area with 77.5 percent of its residents returning home. With most facilities, fewer than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. When determining a nursing home's nursing score, we assess the amount of time nurses are caring for residents as well as the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provided 3.7 hours of nursing care per patient each day. At least one fourth of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. This is a high ratio of skilled nursing. In calculating our nursing ratings, we apply more weight to hours provided by more highly trained nurses such as registered or licensed nurses. 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 place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the last area, this facility also performed well in the long-term care category. We awarded it a grade of A- in this category. This completed truly elite report card. For prospective residents looking for a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. One of the criteria we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. It does not look like this nursing home provided vaccination data. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hackensack-Umc Mountainside Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This metric measures the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better