CANDLEWOOD VALLEY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation. 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

CANDLEWOOD VALLEY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION
30 PARK LN EAST
NEW MILFORD, CT 06776
(860) 355-0971

Nursing Home Ratings

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

Percent of Beds Occupied

90%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 133
  • Certified Beds: 148

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By For 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 "Very 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 Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation. 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: 11-1616.7%
ADL Index Range: 6-1014.2%
ADL Index Range: 0-52.0%
Total Percent:32.9%
 

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-1623.8%
ADL Index Range: 6-108.7%
ADL Index Range: 0-56.0%
Total Percent:38.6%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-163.9%
ADL Index Range: 6-101.9%
ADL Index Range: 0-51.6%
Total Percent:7.4%
 

Medium Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
ADL Index Range: 11-165.3%
ADL Index Range: 6-104.1%
ADL Index Range: 0-52.0%
Total Percent:11.5%
 

Low Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 45 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Three days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
  • Two services of restorative nursing six days per week
ADL Index Range: 11-160.7%
Total Percent:0.7%
 

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
- No Signs of depression
0.7%
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- No Signs of depression
1.0%
Total Percent:1.7%
 

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: 15-16
- No Signs of depression
0.5%
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- No Signs of depression
0.7%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- No Signs of depression
1.3%
ADL Index Range: 0-1
- No Signs of depression
3.1%
Total Percent:5.6%
 

Behavioral Symptoms and Cognitive Performance

  • Cognitive impairment BIMS score less than or equal to 9
  • CPS great than or equal to 3
  • Hallucinations or delusions
  • Physical or verbal behavioral symptoms toward others
  • Other behavioral symptoms
  • Rejection of care or wandering
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 5 or less
ADL Index Range: 0-1
- Less restorative nursing
0.1%
Total Percent:0.1%
 

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
1.4%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- Less restorative nursing
0.06%
Total Percent:1.4%
 

Rating Details For Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation

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) Hours59 Minutes1 Hour and 2 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours49 Minutes41 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 36 Minutes2 Hours and 35 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 47 Minutes1 Hour and 43 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours4 Hours and 23 Minutes4 Hours and 18 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 Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair2%3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection4%7%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious11%11%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores3%2%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder2%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse11%12%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain2%2%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained1%3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased8%15%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores3%9%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder45%52%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight11%8%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%79%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%78%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain21%19%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores9%12%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium2%2%

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 02/10/2011.

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

Follow All Laws and Professional Standards.
  • Inspection Date: 12/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/19/2009
Follow All Laws and Professional Standards.
  • Inspection Date: 12/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/30/2010

Environmental

Make Sure That a Working Call System is Available in Each Resident's Room or Bathroom and Bathing Area.
  • Inspection Date: 12/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/19/2009
Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Inspection Date: 12/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/30/2010
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 02/10/2011
  • Correction Date: 03/21/2011

Nutrition and Dietary

Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 12/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/30/2010

Pharmacy Service

Properly Mark Drugs and Other Similar Products.
  • Inspection Date: 02/10/2011
  • Correction Date: 03/21/2011

Quality Care

Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 12/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/19/2009
Give Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bed (Pressure) Sores or Heal Existing Bed Sores.
  • Inspection Date: 12/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/19/2009
Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 12/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/30/2010
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 12/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/30/2010

Resident Assessment

Make Sure That Doctors Visit Residents Regularly, As Required.
  • Inspection Date: 12/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/19/2009

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation, as well as complaints by residents or their family in the previous three years.

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
Formal ComplaintsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Mistreatment

Protect Each Resident from All Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others.
  • Complaint Filed: 12/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/19/2009

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 Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation 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 02/09/2011.

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

Hazardous Area

Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 02/09/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/06/2011

Miscellaneous

Fire Safety Features Required by Current Fire Safety Codes.
  • Inspection Date: 02/09/2011
  • Correction Date: 04/06/2011
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Department of Public Health of Connecticut - Division of Health Systems Regulation - Retrieved 2011