Newport Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a large facility located in Christiana, Pennsylvania. This nursing home was given an overall grade of C, which is a good grade. Based on our assessment, this nursing home has some redeeming qualities. The best part of this place's report card is is its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Newport Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
We want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home really outperformed its overall score in the category of inspections. In fact, it received an excellent inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest scores in this category with an A-. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite minor. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a respectable grade in the category of long-term care, where it received a B-. In computing our long-term care scores, we scrutinize the assistance with daily living received by a nursing home's residents. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. We were a bit alarmed this facility vaccinated 80.098274 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be quite a bit lower than average. On a more positive note, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. Our nursing score looks at the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of skill of those nurses and the number of hours spent with residents. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home surprisingly fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In fact, it performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we scored was short-term care. It received an F for this category, which is a very poor grade. This is clearly a major disappointment. In computing our short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This category is generally a solid assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation. Considering its grade in this category, we weren't stunned to learn that this nursing home is well below average in terms of the number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its residents based on the metrics we looked at. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 3.6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Newport Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Newport Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 7.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Newport Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.42% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents who had a fall leading to major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Newport Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.92% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic can also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Newport Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 15.49% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Newport Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 19.89% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Newport Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.23% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Newport Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 88.5% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Newport Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 15.28% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Newport Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 23.65% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who maintained mobility. Many believe that mobility is vital to patients well-being.
In Newport Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Newport Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 23.65 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Newport Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 8.84 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Newport Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 72.22% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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