Homestead Rehabilitation & Health Care Center is one of a mere two facilities located in Newton, New Jersey. This nursing home was given an overall grade of B, which is favorable score. Based on our assessment, this nursing home ought to meet the needs of most people. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong profile was its inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next section
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Homestead Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
129 Morris Turnpike,
Newton NJ 07860
58.51% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Meal Delivery
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a quality facility is that it received a very impressive inspection rating. Inspections is its best category. In this area, we gave it a grade of A-. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility performed well in our short-term care category. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- for that category, which turns out to be one of our most dominant grades. Short-term care grades are commonly used to assess a nursing home's rehabilitation services. To provide high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally must offer higher levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. It does not appear that this facility submitted information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The final metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 6.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Nursing ratings are largely associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning residents more frequently.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the final area, this facility was given a B- in long-term care, which is generally a decent rating. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 99.19354 percent of its residents, which is better than the average nursing home. This place also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization 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.
Homestead Rehabilitation & Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Homestead Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Homestead Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 2.79% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term care patients who suffered a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Homestead Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 1.44% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term residents who sustained a UTI. UTI's could be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Homestead Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term care residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Homestead Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 17.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Homestead Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 6.37% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents exhibiting signs of depression. Increased rates of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Homestead Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 89.73% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Homestead Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 10.05% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Homestead Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 10.04% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental health.
In Homestead Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 1.88 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Homestead Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 10.04 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 Homestead Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 9.47 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Homestead Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 81.82% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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