Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center is a facility located in Newtown, Connecticut, which has a total of 16,003 people. With an overall rating of D, this is a well below average facility. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Newtown. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, we will discuss nursing in the next section.
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Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Assisted Living
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Note: Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- 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
Even though this nursing home's overall grade was not a highlight, it received a somewhat respectable grade in nursing. We gave it a B- for that category. Our nursing rating focuses on the facility's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, although this place got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it excelled in some of our quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it did well in this metric.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best category was short-term care. We gave it a B- in this area. This is essentially a middle of the road grade in this area. Our short-term care grades are thought to be more important for those requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically mandates more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the measures we assessed. The critical question is whether this also affected quality of care. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 4.9 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facilities next most favorable area was long-term care. We awarded it a B- in this area. This is essentially a middle of the road grade in this category. For prospective residents looking for a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are very important. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. Unfortunately, this facility vaccinated just 76.5743 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Nevertheless, this nursing home keeps its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
In the last category of inspections, this facility had an abysmal showing. Sadly, it received an F in our inspection rating. With places that received this bad of an inspection score, we would scrutinize the severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This particular nursing home was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only positive thing we can say is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they caused a risk to patient safety or health. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.
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, 4.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 5.29% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 5.54% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who had UTI's. UTI's could be an indication of poor nursing care. However, this datapoint could be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 18.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 9.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 1.06% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some experts would argue that this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 79.84% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 24.56% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 28.22% of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels.
In Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 28.22% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually 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, 11.4% of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 63.77% of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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