SOUTHINGTON CARE CENTER

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Southington Care Center. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

SOUTHINGTON CARE CENTER
45 MERIDEN AVE
SOUTHINGTON, CT 06489
(860) 621-9559

Nursing Home Ratings

Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
R.N. Staff Only
Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

97%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 126
  • Certified Beds: 130

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By Non Profit - Corporation
  • Offers Only Resident Counseling
  • This Facility is Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Resident Services

The information below lists services this facility has provided for residents from October through December 2010. During this period, the most common type of service provided was "High Rehabilitation". To get a better idea of the types of services that are commonly performed, compare the "Percent of Service Days" column below. These services are based on submitted claims to Medicare and do not provide a complete overview of all the services provided by Southington Care Center. For more information read our guide on how nursing facilities are reimbursed, types of services, and ADL index scores.

Resident ServicesResident ConditionsPercent of Service Days

Ultra-High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 720 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • A second rehabilitation discipline three days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-161.4%
ADL Index Range: 6-1016.7%
ADL Index Range: 0-54.7%
Total Percent:22.8%
 

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-162.2%
ADL Index Range: 6-1017.9%
ADL Index Range: 0-53.2%
Total Percent:23.2%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-1613.7%
ADL Index Range: 6-1024.8%
ADL Index Range: 0-53.2%
Total Percent:41.8%
 

Medium Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
ADL Index Range: 11-163.1%
ADL Index Range: 6-104.4%
ADL Index Range: 0-51.4%
Total Percent:8.9%
 

Special Care High

  • Comatose
  • Septicemia
  • Diabetes with daily injections and a change of order two or more days
  • Quadriplegia with ADL score greater or equal to 5
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and shortness of breath when lying flat
  • Fever with pneumonia, or vomiting, or weight loss, or feeding tube
  • Parenteral/IV feedings
  • Respiratory therapy for 7 days
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 15-16
- Signs of depression
0.2%
ADL Index Range: 15-16
- No Signs of depression
0.1%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- No Signs of depression
0.4%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- No Signs of depression
0.05%
Total Percent:0.8%
 

Clinically Complex

  • Pneumonia, hemiplegia with ADL score >=5
  • Surgical wounds or open lesions with treatment
  • Burns
  • Chemotherapy while a resident
  • Oxygen therapy while a resident
  • IV medications or transfusions while a resident
  • Extensive Services, Special Care High or Special Care Low qualifier and ADL score of 0 or 1
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- No Signs of depression
0.1%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- No Signs of depression
0.9%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- No Signs of depression
0.05%
Total Percent:1.0%
 

Reduced Physical Function

  • Urinary and/or bowel training program
  • Passive and/or active range of motion (ROM)
  • Amputation/prosthesis training
  • Dressing or grooming training
  • Eating or swallowing training
  • Transfer training
  • Splint or brace assistance
  • Bed mobility and/or walking training
  • Communication training
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- Less restorative nursing
0.7%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- Less restorative nursing
0.8%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- Less restorative nursing
0.05%
Total Percent:1.5%
 

Rating Details For Southington Care Center

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours54 Minutes1 Hour and 10 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours57 Minutes43 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours3 Hours and 39 Minutes2 Hours and 43 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 51 Minutes1 Hour and 53 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours5 Hours and 30 Minutes4 Hours and 36 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for Connecticut are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityConnecticut Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%85%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%88%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder1%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased11%15%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious8%11%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight7%8%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder58%52%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores5%9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain2%2%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection5%7%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse12%12%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained3%3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair5%3%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%78%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season89%79%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain39%19%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium1%2%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores5%12%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 03/03/2011.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Administration

Train All Employees on What to Do in an Emergency.
  • Inspection Date: 11/18/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/30/2008
Follow All Laws and Professional Standards.
  • Inspection Date: 03/03/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/14/2011

Environmental

Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 03/03/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/14/2011

Mistreatment

1) Hire Only People Who Have No Legal History of Abusing, Neglecting or Mistreating Residents; or 2) Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents.
  • Inspection Date: 11/18/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/30/2008

Nutrition and Dietary

Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 11/18/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/30/2008
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 03/03/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/14/2011

Pharmacy Service

Properly Mark Drugs and Other Similar Products.
  • Inspection Date: 01/25/2010
  • Correction Date: 03/08/2010

Quality Care

Give Professional Services That Follow Each Resident's Written Care Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 01/25/2010
  • Correction Date: 03/08/2010

Resident Rights

Tell Each Resident Who Can Get Medicaid Benefits About 1) Which Items and Services Medicaid Covers and Which the Resident Must Pay For; or 2) How to Apply for Medicaid, Along with the Names and Addresses of State Groups That Can Help.
  • Inspection Date: 11/18/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/30/2008
Provide Services to Meet the Needs and Preferences of Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 01/25/2010
  • Correction Date: 03/08/2010

Fire Safety

Nursing homes certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid are required to have fire safety inspections to meet Life Safety Code (LSC) standards. Below is a list of deficiencies that Southington Care Center had in recent fire safety inspections. This information can be used to see if all standards were met, the degree of harm, the number of residents affected, and the date when deficiencies were corrected. Note: The most recent fire safety survey was on 03/03/2011.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Furnishings and Decorations

Properly Sized and Located Linen or Trash Receptacles.
  • Inspection Date: 11/14/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/26/2008
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Department of Public Health of Connecticut - Division of Health Systems Regulation - Retrieved 2011