Little Brook Nursing and Convalescent Home is a small nursing home located in Califon, New Jersey. We awarded this nursing home an A overall grade, ranking it in the top quarter of all nursing homes in the United States. Based on the data we reviewed, you can't go wrong with this facility. This nursing home also received consistently good ratings in all four of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.

Additional Details:

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite insignificant. This nursing home received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This means that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

We also want to alert you to the fact that this nursing home was awarded a first-rate grade of A in our long-term care category. For residents seeking a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. One of the criteria we considered on top of nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 92.708336 percent of its residents. Finally, we looked at the nursing home's number of hospitalizations. We found that this place had 3.92 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. While this admittedly wasn't as strong as most of its other scores in this category, this number may be skewed for some facilities based on the preexisting medical conditions of residents.

Nurse Quality

B+
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. When computing our nursing grades, we factor in both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 2.9 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at a few quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place excelled in these areas, with excellent scores for minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Short-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: DFeb 19: DMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

The final category we assessed was short-term care, where this nursing home received a grade of B. Believe it or not, this turned out to be this nursing home's weakest category. A facility is doing something right when their lowest score still rates higher than most nursing homes. Our short-term care grades are probably most critical for residents needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. When we assessed this facility's nursing hours, we found it offered more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. The last metric we assessed in this category is the number of patients that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home rather than remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Little Brook Nursing and Convalescent Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.

Provider
B
6.58%
State
B
8.2%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients who have had a fall leading to major injury.

Provider
A-
2.08%
State
B+
2.56%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric may also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.

Provider
B
2.13%
State
B+
1.76%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
A
6.25%
State
A-
9.5%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric gauges the percent of long-term care patients which are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Provider
B
17.89%
State
B+
18.13%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.

Provider
C
5.95%
State
B+
1.66%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
B-
96.35%
State
B+
92.31%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percent of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the deterioration of a resident's well-being.

Provider
F
29.17%
State
A-
11.14%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
A+
32%
State
C
12.58%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical health of residents.

Provider
F
4.59
State
B
1.81
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.

Provider
F
32
State
A-
12.58
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Provider
B
10.45
State
B+
8.15
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

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