Morris Hall/St Joseph's Nursing Center

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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1 Bishops Drive,
Lawrence Township NJ 08648

(609) 896-0006

82.22% estimated occupancy 1

With an address in Lawrence Township, New Jersey, Morris Hall/St Joseph's Nursing Center is one of just a few available nursing homes in the area. With an overall grade of A-, this nursing home is one of the better nursing homes we looked at. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top quarter of all facilities in the nation. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which we will address in the next section.

Quick Details

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

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

With an overall grade this high, it should come as no surprise that this facility excelled in inspections, where it received an A. Our inspection grades account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category tend to have few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Adding to its dominant resume, this facility also performed well in our long-term care area. In fact, we gave it a score of A for the area. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are well cared for. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 94.64627 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly is often a deadly ailment for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home doesn't leave this to chance. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.97 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. In calculating our nursing scores, we assess both staffing levels and the training levels of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 4.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which was among the highest totals we found. Finally, this facility also performed well in several of the quality measures we looked at. In terms of the number of its residents sustaining falls which lead to major injury, this nursing home performed better than the national average.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final category we graded was short-term care. In this category, we awarded this nursing home an acceptable grade of B-. This turned out to be this facility's least impressive category. In the category of short-term care, we strive to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 34.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Morris Hall/St Joseph's Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Morris Hall/St Joseph's Nursing Center, 9.57% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents that suffer from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an barometer of nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Morris Hall/St Joseph's Nursing Center, 2.59% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients who have had a fall which resulted in severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Morris Hall/St Joseph's Nursing Center, 1.67% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Morris Hall/St Joseph's Nursing Center, 10.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Morris Hall/St Joseph's Nursing Center, 17.39% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Morris Hall/St Joseph's Nursing Center, 5.91% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who are showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Morris Hall/St Joseph's Nursing Center, 92.7% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Morris Hall/St Joseph's Nursing Center, 11.08% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Morris Hall/St Joseph's Nursing Center, 14.69% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility. Some believe that mobility is important for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Morris Hall/St Joseph's Nursing Center, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Morris Hall/St Joseph's Nursing Center, 14.69 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Morris Hall/St Joseph's Nursing Center, 8.11 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Morris Hall/St Joseph's Nursing Center, 81.01% Percentage of Resident

Measures the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Capital Health System-Fuld CampusAcute Care Hospitals 3.75 miles away750 Brunswick Ave Trenton New Jersey 08638Voluntary non-profit - Private(609) 394-6000
  • St Francis Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.98 miles away601 Hamilton Ave Trenton New Jersey 08629Voluntary non-profit - Church(609) 599-5000
  • Lower Bucks HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 14.57 miles away501 Bath Road Bristol Pennsylvania 19007Proprietary(215) 785-9200
  • Hunterdon Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 18.07 miles away2100 Wescott Drive Flemington New Jersey 08822Voluntary non-profit - Private(908) 788-6100
  • Virtua Willingboro HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 18.47 miles away218a Sunset Road Willingboro New Jersey 08046Voluntary non-profit - Private(609) 835-2900
  • Aria HealthAcute Care Hospitals 19.99 miles away10800 Knights Road Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19114Voluntary non-profit - Private(215) 612-4129

Nearby Dialysis

  • Physicians Dialysis Lawrenceville2.98 miles away1840 Princeton Avenue Lawrence Township New Jersey 08648CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (609) 278-0999
  • Fmc Ewing3.6 miles away1962 North Olden Avenue Trenton New Jersey 08618CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (609) 671-1600
  • Fmc Hamilton Home LLC3.61 miles away3836 Quakerbridge Road Suite 208 Trenton New Jersey 08619Dialysis Stations: 4 (609) 586-5001
  • Fmc Trenton3.8 miles away40 Fuld Street 1st Floor Trenton New Jersey 08638CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 28 (609) 394-5104
  • Davita Renal Ctr Trenton4.51 miles awayC/O St. Francis Hospital 601 Hamilton Ave 1st Floor Trenton New Jersey 08629Dialysis Stations: 18 (609) 393-2388
  • H. Fuld Capital Health4.99 miles awayDialysis Unit 750 Brunswick Ave Trenton New Jersey 08638CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 31 (609) 394-6000
  • Fmc Princeton5.8 miles away707 Alexander Road Building 3; Suite 301 Princeton New Jersey 08540Dialysis Stations: 15 (609) 520-8995
  • Fmc Hamilton Square5.97 miles awayTwo Hamilton Health Place Trenton New Jersey 08690CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (609) 689-9260

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