The Arbor at Laurel Circle is a small nursing home located in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Sporting an overall grade of A, this facility is one of the most impressive nursing homes we assessed. We ranked this nursing home in the 100 best facilities in New Jersey, which is a distinguished list. One of the major highlights of this facility's stellar report card is its nursing grade. We discuss nursing in the next section.
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The Arbor at Laurel Circle
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Meal Delivery
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. The nursing category includes many components, most of which are based on nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures 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 facility the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a system of turning patients more frequently.
This facility also earned an A+ inspection grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+'s in our categories. This is based on the place's recent inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the biggest complements we can pay to a facility. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
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Short-term Care Quality
An additional strength for this nursing home was short-term care, where it was awarded an A+ score. This is flat out as elite as it gets in this category. Our short-term care scores are arguably most critical for residents requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not only nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents that eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 6.4 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed was long-term care. In this area, we awarded this nursing home a strong grade of B. If you are looking for services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care scores. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 92.753624 percent of its residents. This is a bit below what we anticipated but still a decent figure. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Arbor at Laurel Circle Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Arbor at Laurel Circle, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients that have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Arbor at Laurel Circle, 2.79% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients which had falls leading to major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Arbor at Laurel Circle, 1.44% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric may be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Arbor at Laurel Circle, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Arbor at Laurel Circle, 17.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Arbor at Laurel Circle, 6.37% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression may reveal worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Arbor at Laurel Circle, 89.73% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Arbor at Laurel Circle, 10.05% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Arbor at Laurel Circle, 10.04% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that remained mobile levels. Some would argue that mobility is critical to patients well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Arbor at Laurel Circle, 10.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Arbor at Laurel Circle, 9.47 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Arbor at Laurel Circle, 81.82% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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