Located in Newton, New Jersey, United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen is one of four nursing homes in the city. It looks like this nursing home is among the most impressive nursing homes we found. Receiving an A+ in our rating scheme requires top-notch performance across the board. Based on our analysis, you can't go wrong with this nursing home. As you will find below, this nursing home performed equally well in our category grades. We gave it a straight A report card!
United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
On top of being a first rate facility overall, this nursing home also fared well in our long-term care category, where it received an A+. Few facilities performed better in this category. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 95.2381 percent of its patients, which is more than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
This facility has also received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a grade of of A+ for its short-term care grade. In the area of short-term care, we try to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
In our last area, we awarded this facility a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. This topped off an elite report card. Nursing scores are primarily associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen, 2.53% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that have had a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen, 1.65% of Patients had UTIs
This metric tells you the percent of long-term care patients who have suffered from a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen, 10.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many medical conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen, 17.42% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen, 5.95% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen, 91.97% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen, 10.68% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen, 12.9% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that retained mobility levels. Many believe that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental health.
In United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen, 1.68 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen, 12.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen, 8.37 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen, 80.92% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Newton, NJ
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Newton, New Jersey has 3 other nursing homes
- Newton Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.9 miles away175 High St Newton New Jersey 07860Voluntary non-profit - Private(973) 579-8300
- Hackettstown Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 12.94 miles away651 Willow Grove St Hackettstown New Jersey 07840Voluntary non-profit - Church(908) 852-5100
- Saint Clare's Hospital/ Denville CampusAcute Care Hospitals 18.47 miles away25 Pocono Road Denville New Jersey 07834Proprietary(973) 983-5569
- Davita Renal Ctr Newton1.24 miles awayRenal Center of Newton 7 East Clinton Street Newton New Jersey 07860CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (973) 940-0965
- Physicians Dialysis Hackettstown12.89 miles away657 Willow Grove Street Suite 202 West Wing Medical Plaza Hackettstown New Jersey 07840Dialysis Stations: 14 (908) 684-0630
- Davita Renal Ctr Succasunna13.91 miles away175 Righter Road Succasunna New Jersey 07876Dialysis Stations: 12 (973) 584-3294
- Fmc Dover14.58 miles away400 West Blackwell Street 2 West Dover New Jersey 07801Dialysis Stations: 13 (973) 328-1812
- Fmc Kenvil16.05 miles away677 Route 46 Suite C Kenvil New Jersey 07847CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (973) 252-1301
- Davita - Delaware Valley Dialysis Center19.58 miles away102 Davita Drive Milford Pennsylvania 18337Dialysis Stations: 16 (570) 491-9210