Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center is a large nursing home located in Newtown, Connecticut. Featuring an overall rating of C, this is a middle of the pack facility. Based on our analysis, this place ought to meet the needs of many people. The best part of this nursing home's profile was its stellar inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its decent overall score, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for its inspection grade. This score is far better than the facility's overall rating. Our inspection grades account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this area tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. This place received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
One of this nursing home's better category scores came in the area of long-term care. This proved to be its second most favorable category. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. Long-term care scores are essential for individuals needing non-healthcare services such as personal care. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. We were a bit alarmed this nursing home vaccinated 80.42328 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is several points less than average. Fortunately, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of C. There are many subcategories included in this grade. Most of these subcategories relate to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a somewhat discouraging figure as it is well below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures. Although this nursing home got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of these quality metrics. With less than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this statistic. This can be an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving a resident more often.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we rated is short-term care, ended up being this nursing home's least impressive area. We gave this facility a grade of D in this area. With our short-term care category, we seek to craft a valuable barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze the facility's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Considering its score in this area, we weren't stunned to learn that this facility was well below average in terms of the quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we looked at. The final item we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.2 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor statistics sunk this facility's short-term care grade.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents which suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 3.55% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who had a fall which caused major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 1.93% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who have sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 14.74% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 17.2% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 6.52% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 88.27% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 17.82% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 22.18% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility. Many argue that mobility is critical to residents' well-being.
In Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 22.18 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 9.56 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 75.26% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
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