With an address in Hightstown, New Jersey, Meadow Lakes is the sole facility we were able to find in the area. With an A overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top ten percentile of all facilities in the nation. Based on our assessment, this facility is really as good as it gets. If you look below, you can see this facility's category ratings, which are just as strong as its overall score.
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- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Aquatic Therapy
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Long-term Care Quality
To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 96.12403 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a fine short-term care score. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category score. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of A. In calculating our short-term care scores, we scrutinize the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This grade is typically a fair measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to return home from the facility. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Does this page answer your questions about Meadow Lakes?
Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. Nursing grades are based largely on quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home New Jersey in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a protocol of moving residents more often.
Lastly, this nursing home also received a virtually flawless inspection report. As a result, it earned one of our highest grades in that category with an A-. With this impressive grade, this place is one of the few nursing homes in New Jersey to receive straight A's. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Meadow Lakes Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Meadow Lakes, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Meadow Lakes, 2.53% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Meadow Lakes, 1.65% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of long-term stay patients that had a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Meadow Lakes, 10.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients who were given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Meadow Lakes, 17.42% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Meadow Lakes, 5.95% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some argue this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Meadow Lakes, 91.97% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Meadow Lakes, 10.68% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Meadow Lakes, 12.9% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Meadow Lakes, 1.68 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Meadow Lakes, 12.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Meadow Lakes, 8.37 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Meadow Lakes, 80.92% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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