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Watertown Convalarium

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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560 Woodbury Road,
Watertown CT 06795

81.52% estimated occupancy 1

Watertown Convalarium is a nursing home located in Watertown, Connecticut. This city has a population of 14,144 people. We awarded this facility an overall grade of D. A grade in this range typically suggests some red flags. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Watertown. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, we will discuss short-term care in the next paragraph.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company


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Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Even though this nursing home's overall score wasn't a highlight, it received a good score in our short-term care rating. In fact, we awarded it a B+ for that category, which is a solid score. This was a rare highlight in an otherwise lacking profile. Our short-term care grades are thought to be more important for folks needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This includes not merely nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. It does not look like this facility submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of B-. Nursing ratings are primarily associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provided just 0 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This figure is significantly below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It scored well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

We awarded this nursing home just a D for our long-term care grade. This is well below average in this category. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means the nursing home didn't perform well in our quality measures relating to patient care. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. We were a bit bothered by the fact that this nursing home vaccinated a relatively low 46.938774 percent of its residents for pneumonia. To our surprise, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. This is its best feature in this category.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

The final category we assessed is inspections. This nursing home did not receive positive government inspection reports in recent years. As a result, we had to give it an F here. For nursing homes with poor inspection scores, you should really scrutinize any severe deficiencies found on their inspection reports. This particular nursing home had 6 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they posed a risk to patient safety or health. Finally, we need to point out that this facility received significant government fines totaling more than $100,000. This often suggests that a facility's bad track record has been an issue for several years.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Watertown Convalarium Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Watertown Convalarium, 18.92% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Watertown Convalarium, 4.08% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are routinely linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Watertown Convalarium, 4.26% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic may be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Watertown Convalarium, 14.63% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for several medical conditions, including dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Watertown Convalarium, 21.43% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Watertown Convalarium, 21.28% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term residents showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Watertown Convalarium, 71.2% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Watertown Convalarium, 35% of Patients

This is the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Watertown Convalarium, 28.53% of Residents

This indicates the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Watertown Convalarium, 28.53% of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Watertown Convalarium, 13.24% of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Watertown Convalarium, 69.21% of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Waterbury HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.04 miles away64 Robbins St Waterbury Connecticut 06721Proprietary(203) 573-6000
  • Charlotte Hungerford HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.21 miles away540 Litchfield St Torrington Connecticut 06790Voluntary non-profit - Private(860) 496-6666
  • Midstate Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 17.39 miles away435 Lewis Avenue Meriden Connecticut 06450Voluntary non-profit - Private(203) 694-8200
  • Hospital of Central Connecticut, TheAcute Care Hospitals 18.44 miles away100 Grand Street New Britain Connecticut 06050Voluntary non-profit - Other(860) 224-5011
  • Griffin HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 18.72 miles away130 Division St Derby Connecticut 06418Voluntary non-profit - Other(203) 732-7500
  • John Dempsey HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.94 miles away263 Farmington Ave Farmington Connecticut 06032Government - Local(860) 679-1145

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita Greater Waterbury Dialysis5.37 miles away209 Highland Avenue Waterbury Connecticut 06708CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (203) 574-7933
  • Davita Waterbury Dialysis Center8.94 miles away150 Mattatuck Heights Waterbury Connecticut 06705CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (203) 419-0488
  • Fmc Dialysis Services Forestville12 miles away135 Middle Street Bristol Connecticut 06010CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (860) 584-2155
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Southington12.26 miles away341 West Street Plantsville Connecticut 06479Dialysis Stations: 19 (860) 621-3557
  • Davita Torrington Dialysis13.91 miles awayC/O Joseph Marcantonio Kidney Center 780 Litchfield Street, Suite 100 Torrington Connecticut 06790Dialysis Stations: 19 (860) 496-0661
  • Housatonic Dialysis17.82 miles away164 Mount Pleasant Rd Newtown Connecticut 06470Dialysis Stations: 10 (203) 270-0081
  • Rutland Dialysis18.48 miles away100 Grand Street New Britain Connecticut 06050Dialysis Stations: 22 (860) 223-4603
  • Wallingford Dialysis Care LLC18.89 miles away720 N Main Street Ext Suite 3 Wallingford Connecticut 06492Dialysis Stations: 13 (203) 265-0667