Peace Care St Joseph's is in Jersey City, New Jersey. This city has a total of 247,530 people. After receiving an A overall grade, this nursing home has the distinction of being one of the top 100 nursing homes in New Jersey. This is an impressive feat in a state with a long list of elite facilities. Based on our assessment, this nursing home is just about as as good as it gets. Headlining this facility's stellar profile is its inspection grade, which we will address in the next section.
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Peace Care St Joseph's
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Arguably the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our nursing grade includes several factors. The most important variable is the amount of time nurses spend with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
Moving on our next area, we gave this facility a score of A for our short-term care rating. This is a dominant rating. In the area of short-term care, we try to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
In the last category we graded, this nursing home was given an impressive grade grade of A- in our long-term care category. With this score, the facility finished off a straight A profile. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are well cared for. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Peace Care St Joseph's Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Peace Care St Joseph's, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Peace Care St Joseph's, 2.79% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that sustained a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Peace Care St Joseph's, 1.44% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Peace Care St Joseph's, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for treating several medical conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Peace Care St Joseph's, 17.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Peace Care St Joseph's, 6.37% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Peace Care St Joseph's, 89.73% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Peace Care St Joseph's, 10.05% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Peace Care St Joseph's, 10.04% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Peace Care St Joseph's, 1.88 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Peace Care St Joseph's, 10.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Peace Care St Joseph's, 9.47 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Peace Care St Joseph's, 81.82% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements.
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