Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation at Ocean Grove is a large non-profit facility in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. This proved to be an A+ facility, which is the top score we offer. In fact, we ranked this nursing home number 97 in the nation. This puts it in the top one percentile of all nursing homes. Finally, this worked out to be a very consistent facility with consistent ratings in all of the major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
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Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation at Ocean Grove
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
160 Main Street,
Ocean Grove NJ 07756
58.36% estimated occupancy 1
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On top of being a great facility overall, it also earned A+ inspections in recent years. Its inspections were nearly flawless. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. We were not able to locate deficiency data for this facility. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded an A+ long-term care grade, rendering it one of the few facilities to receive multiple A+ category scores. Facilities that receive this type of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are kept in good health. Once we concluded our assessment of the quantity of nursing care, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 99.0566 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia tragically can be a deadly condition for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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This first-rate facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. We looked at the skill-level of nurses working for the facility, in addition to the number of hours the nurses spent with residents, in determining our score in this category. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The fourth category we analyzed is short-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of A. This topped off an elite report card. Very few nursing homes earned an A- or higher in every category. In the category of short-term care, we try to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.3 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation at Ocean Grove Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation at Ocean Grove, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation at Ocean Grove, 2.79% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation at Ocean Grove, 1.44% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients who have experienced UTI's. Although more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation at Ocean Grove, 10.1% of Patients use 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 confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation at Ocean Grove, 17.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation at Ocean Grove, 6.37% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation at Ocean Grove, 89.73% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation at Ocean Grove, 10.05% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation at Ocean Grove, 10.04% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation at Ocean Grove, 1.88 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation at Ocean Grove, 10.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation at Ocean Grove, 9.47 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation at Ocean Grove, 81.82% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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