Heath Village is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Hackettstown, New Jersey. Sporting an overall score of A+, this nursing home is clearly a first-rate nursing home. Based on the data we reviewed, you can't go wrong with this place. We also gave this nursing home strong scores in each of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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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 Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in New Jersey Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Hackettstown, New Jersey Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in New Jersey Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Hackettstown, New Jersey Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in New Jersey Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Hackettstown, New Jersey Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this nursing home earned near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our nursing grade is primarily based on a nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. 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 generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
Moving on our next category, this facility received a top-shelf long-term care score. In fact, it received a grade of A in this category. Nursing homes that do well in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. Once we assessed the volume of nursing care, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 99.08676 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly can be a dangerous illness for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category we analyzed, this facility received a very favorable grade of A in our short-term care category. With this score, the facility wrapped up a straight A report card. Short-term care scores are critical for people needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires more highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we considered in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heath Village Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heath Village, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heath Village, 2.79% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heath Village, 1.44% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heath Village, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heath Village, 17.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heath Village, 6.37% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heath Village, 89.73% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heath Village, 10.05% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heath Village, 10.04% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' physical and mental well-being.
In Heath Village, 1.88 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to preserving the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heath Village, 10.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heath Village, 9.47 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heath Village, 81.82% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's usually correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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