Hackensack Meridian Nursing and Rehab – Brick is a senior living facility in Brick, New Jersey, a city with a population of 73,993 people. This nursing home is an A+ rated facility. Receiving an A+ in our grading scheme requires first-rate scores across the board. In fact, this is one of the top 25 nursing homes in the United States, which is just an incredibly impressive accomplishment. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's exemplary report card is its inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Hackensack Meridian Nursing and Rehab – Brick
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
415 Jack Martin Blvd,
Brick NJ 08724
48.75% estimated occupancy 1
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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 Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Best Nursing Home in New Jersey Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Brick, New Jersey Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in New Jersey Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Brick, New Jersey Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in New Jersey Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Brick, New Jersey Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to faring well overall, this nursing home also received nearly flawless government inspections. Therefore, it earned one of our highest scores in that area with a grade of A+. Inspection scores account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this category tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. It doesn't appear that we were able to find information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a score of A+ for its long-term care grade. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are well cared for. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 96.373055 percent of its residents, which is more than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. 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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Another reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. When computing a nursing home's nursing score, we assess the amount of time nurses commit to residents as well as the levels of training of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at 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 nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning patients at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we analyzed was short-term care. This first-rate nursing home also excelled in this category, in which it received an A+. This topped off a amazing profile of A+'s. Our short-term care grades are probably most critical for residents requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.9 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hackensack Meridian Nursing and Rehab – Brick Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hackensack Meridian Nursing and Rehab – Brick, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hackensack Meridian Nursing and Rehab – Brick, 2.79% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hackensack Meridian Nursing and Rehab – Brick, 1.44% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term residents which experienced UTI's. UTI's may be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric could be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hackensack Meridian Nursing and Rehab – Brick, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hackensack Meridian Nursing and Rehab – Brick, 17.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term care patients which were given antianxiety medication. These medications are commonly prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hackensack Meridian Nursing and Rehab – Brick, 6.37% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hackensack Meridian Nursing and Rehab – Brick, 89.73% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hackensack Meridian Nursing and Rehab – Brick, 10.05% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hackensack Meridian Nursing and Rehab – Brick, 10.04% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels. Many would argue that mobility is vital to patients mental and physical health.
In Hackensack Meridian Nursing and Rehab – Brick, 1.88 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hackensack Meridian Nursing and Rehab – Brick, 10.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hackensack Meridian Nursing and Rehab – Brick, 9.47 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hackensack Meridian Nursing and Rehab – Brick, 81.82% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements.
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