With an address in Newington, Connecticut, Jefferson House is the lone facility located there. Sporting an overall grade of A+, this facility is one of the most impressive nursing homes we looked at. Based on our analysis, you can't go wrong here. This facility was also given phenomenal scores in all four of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to faring well in its overall grade, this nursing home received high marks in our short-term care category as well. It received our highest score in that category with a score of A+. In the area of short-term care, we seek to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 7.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, this nursing home was given elite marks in the area of long-term care. As a result, it received one of our highest scores in that area with a grade of A+. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 96.57795 percent of its patients, which is higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Adding to an already impressive profile, this facility also received virtually flawless health inspections in recent years. As a result, we awarded it an A+ inspection grade. Our inspection ratings account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area tend to have few severe deficiencies. We were not able to track down deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Moving on to the last area, this nursing home also performed well in the nursing category. In fact, we gave it an A for that area. This topped off truly elite profile. In determining our nursing scores, we weigh both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.5 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 minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Jefferson House Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Jefferson House, 6.31% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Jefferson House, 3.94% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of long-term residents who had a fall which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Jefferson House, 1.79% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who sustained UTI's. UTI's could be an indication of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric could be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Jefferson House, 14.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for treating several conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Jefferson House, 17.25% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Jefferson House, 5.92% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Jefferson House, 90.83% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Jefferson House, 17.44% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Jefferson House, 23.72% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were able to retain mobility. Some believe that the ability to move around is vital to residents' health.
In Jefferson House, 1.33 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Jefferson House, 23.72 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Jefferson House, 9.54 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Jefferson House, 74.33% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.
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