Whester Gardens Health Care Center
333 Elmwood Avenue, Maplewood NJ 07040 · (973) 762-5050 · 65.33% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
Whester Gardens Health Care Center is located in Maplewood, New Jersey, a city with a population of 23,876 people. This nursing home was given an A- overall, which is one of our more impressive grades. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top 25 percent of all nursing homes in the nation. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which you can find in the next section.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 30 Beds
Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Our inspection grades account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this category typically have few severe deficiencies. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate deficiency data for this nursing home. Without having deficiency data for this nursing home, it is challenging to assess it in this area.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a first-rate short-term care score. This actually ended up being this facility's second best category grade. In that category, we gave this facility a score of A. Short-term care ratings are based in part on the facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. This nursing home is the gold standard in terms of skilled nursing staffing. The facility supplied approximately 50% more physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than a typical nursing home. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients that returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Our nursing score is based on numerous factors. The most important one is the amount of time nurses spent with patients. This nursing home provided 5.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which is among the better figures in the country. A significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most highly skilled levels of nurses. We are really impressed by both of these statistics. On top of offering high levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home in the country when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we scored is long-term care, in which this nursing home was awarded a grade of B-. This is this facility's weakest area. This is still a middle of the pack score. In crafting these long-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's ability to maintain its permanent residents' health and quality of life. On top of considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down this facility's vaccination rates. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Whester Gardens Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
This is the percent of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Percent of Patients
Higher is Better
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with superior rehabilitation.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better