Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
139 Toddy Hill Road, Sandy Hook CT 06482 · (203) 426-5847 · 84.02% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Jan 10, 2019 · By Nick Reese
Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center is a large nursing home located in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Featuring an overall rating of A-, this is without a doubt an impressive nursing home. You flat out can't do any better than this place. This facility also received consistently good grades in each of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about these categories is available below.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 154 Beds
For profit - Corporation
We also wanted to point out that this facility earned near flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A+ in this area. Our inspection scores are tied to many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. 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
To add to its strong assessments in other areas, we gave this nursing home a score of A- for our long-term care rating. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. It goes without saying that we were happy with what we found for this area.
In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. When computing our nursing scores, we look at both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 3.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we assessed is short-term care, where this nursing home was given a B. Believe it or not, this was this nursing home's worst category. A facility is doing something right when it's lowest grade still is superior to most other facilities. In crafting these short-term care ratings, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to create a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. When we looked at this facility's physical therapist hours, we found it offered more hours of physical therapy per day to its residents than most nursing homes. The last metric we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.