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Meridian Nursing & Rehab at Shrewsbury

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: 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+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: A+Feb 22: A+Mar 22: A+Apr 22: AMay 22: A
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89 Avenue at the Common,
Shrewsbury NJ 07702

(732) 676-5800

72.42% estimated occupancy 1

Meridian Nursing & Rehab at Shrewsbury is a large non-profit nursing home located in Shrewsbury, New Jersey. After receiving an A overall grade, this facility has the distinction of being one of the top 100 facilities in New Jersey. This is an impressive feat in a state with a long list of elite facilities. You really can not do much better than this facility. As you will find below, this place also performed just fine in our category grades. It would be hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To pair with a strong overall grade, we awarded this place an A+ for inspections. Our inspection grades account for several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category usually have very few severe deficiencies. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that we have deficiency counts for this nursing home. We would like to have more data for this nursing home. Without having deficiency related data, it is challenging to assess the place in this category.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also gave this nursing home a grade of A+ for its short-term care grade. Our short-term care scores are likely most important for people requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This means not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. This facility is markedly above the national average in terms of its quantity of both registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients. The facility offered approximately 50% more care per patient from both of these groups of skilled professionals than the typical facility provided. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of facilities in the nation in this area with 63.7 percent of its residents returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most facilities.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. When calculating a facility's nursing rating, we weigh the quantity of hours nurses are caring for patients as well as the level of skill of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. Approximately a quarter of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are among the most highly skilled nurses. Both of these statistics easily beat out the national average. Finally, this place also performed well in several of the quality measures we looked at. For example, in terms of the percentage of its patients suffering falls which lead to serious injury, this nursing home performed better than the national average. This is often a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Switching gears to the final area, this nursing home also performed well in the long-term care category. In fact, we gave it a B+ for this category. This finalized a very strong profile. When facilities receive this type of grade in this category it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 99.5614 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the average nursing home. Finally, we looked at the nursing home's number of hospitalizations. We found that this nursing home had 2.81 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. While this admittedly wasn't as favorable as most of its other scores in this area, this statistic can be skewed for some facilities based on the preexisting medical conditions of residents.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Meridian Nursing & Rehab at Shrewsbury Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Meridian Nursing & Rehab at Shrewsbury, 9.57% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Meridian Nursing & Rehab at Shrewsbury, 2.59% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients who have had a fall which caused serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Meridian Nursing & Rehab at Shrewsbury, 1.67% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Meridian Nursing & Rehab at Shrewsbury, 10.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Meridian Nursing & Rehab at Shrewsbury, 17.39% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This gauges the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Meridian Nursing & Rehab at Shrewsbury, 5.91% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression could be a sign worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Meridian Nursing & Rehab at Shrewsbury, 92.7% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Meridian Nursing & Rehab at Shrewsbury, 11.08% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Meridian Nursing & Rehab at Shrewsbury, 14.69% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Meridian Nursing & Rehab at Shrewsbury, 1.49 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

Grade: A-minus

In Meridian Nursing & Rehab at Shrewsbury, 14.69 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Meridian Nursing & Rehab at Shrewsbury, 8.11 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Meridian Nursing & Rehab at Shrewsbury, 81.01% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.

Nearby Hospitals

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  • Bayshore Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.28 miles away727 N Beers St Holmdel New Jersey 07733Voluntary non-profit - Private(732) 739-5900
  • Centrastate Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 14.46 miles away901 West Main Street Freehold New Jersey 07728Voluntary non-profit - Private(732) 431-2000
  • Ocean Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 17.05 miles away425 Jack Martin Blvd Brick New Jersey 08724Voluntary non-profit - Other(732) 840-2200
  • Raritan Bay Medical Center Perth Amboy DivisionAcute Care Hospitals 18.11 miles away530 New Brunswick Ave Perth Amboy New Jersey 08861Voluntary non-profit - Private(732) 442-3700
  • Staten Island University HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 18.79 miles away475 Seaview Avenue Staten Island New York 10305Voluntary non-profit - Private(418) 226-9761
  • Monmouth Medical Center-Southern CampusAcute Care Hospitals 18.93 miles away600 River Ave Lakewood New Jersey 08701Voluntary non-profit - Private(732) 363-1900
  • Coney Island Hospital CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.51 miles away2601 Ocean Parkway Brooklyn New York 11235Government - Local(718) 616-3000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Shining Star Davita Middletown Dc2.22 miles awayUnion Square Plaza 500 Route 35 South Red Bank New Jersey 07701Dialysis Stations: 15 (732) 576-9900
  • Meridian Fresenius Dialysis Red Bank2.6 miles away48 East Front Street Red Bank New Jersey 07701CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 15 (732) 530-2239
  • Davita Atlantic Akc2.71 miles away6 Industrial Way West Suite B Eatontown New Jersey 07724CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (732) 460-1414
  • Dialyze Direct6.01 miles away3297 State Route 66 Neptune New Jersey 07753Dialysis Stations: 7 (732) 806-9990
  • Shining Star Davita Neptune Dc7.2 miles away2180 Bradley Avenue Neptune New Jersey 07753CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (732) 775-2725
  • Fmc Neptune7.59 miles away2441 State Hwy 33 at Fortunato Place Neptune New Jersey 07753CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (732) 643-9260
  • Davita Shore Dialysis7.68 miles away300 West Sylvania Avenue Suite 1 Neptune New Jersey 07753CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (732) 988-3684
  • Wall Township Home Training8.77 miles away5100 Belmar Blvd Ste 1 Farmingdale New Jersey 07727Dialysis Stations: 6 (732) 938-2780

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