Watertown Convalarium is a small facility in Watertown, Connecticut. With an overall rating of B+, this is a strong nursing home. This place definitely has plenty working in its favor. Scroll down to see this nursing home's category ratings, which are also impressive. It would be hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 46 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Long-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: B+Apr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: AJan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ in the area of long-term care. Facilities that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly is often a deadly condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't roll the dice on this issue. The last statistic we assessed was the facility's hospitalization rate. Here we found that this place had 2.72 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.

Nurse Quality

B
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

Building on its strong performance in other categories, we gave this nursing home an B for our nursing rating. Nursing scores are primarily tied to the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed better than average in this area. This is often a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

The next area we graded is short-term care. This facility was given an above average short-term care score, with a B in the area. Our short-term care scores are thought to be most critical for folks needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more skilled nursing services. This includes not merely nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. It does not appear that this facility submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last item we assessed in this area is the number of patients who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 44.5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Facility Inspections

B
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

Finally, we found that this facility has earned favorable government inspections in recent years. We gave it a B in this category. Our inspection scores weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this area typically have few severe deficiencies. This facility received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies an immediate threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B+
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Watertown Convalarium Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
B-
8.77%
State
B+
5.36%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients who had falls resulting in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.

Provider
B
3.45%
State
B
3.79%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with inadequate hygiene.

Provider
C
3.52%
State
B+
2.08%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Provider
B+
11.63%
State
B-
15.31%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Provider
B
18.32%
State
B+
17.57%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Provider
B
2.21%
State
A-
1.3%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Provider
B+
98.78%
State
B-
91.18%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Provider
D
23.77%
State
B
15.34%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
B
16.69%
State
B
17.83%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.

Provider
F
3.84
State
B
1.81
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B
16.69
State
B
17.83
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B
9.24
State
B+
8.51
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

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