WEST HUDSON POST ACUTE CARE CENTER

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at West Hudson Post Acute 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

WEST HUDSON POST ACUTE CARE CENTER
206 BERGEN AVE
KEARNY, NJ 07032
(201) 955-7067

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Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

83%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 100
  • Certified Beds: 120

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By Non Profit - Corporation
  • Offers Both Resident and Family Counseling Services
  • 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 "Ultra-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 West Hudson Post Acute 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 Plus Extensive Services

Rehabilitation 720 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • A second rehabilitation discipline three days/week
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator or respirator
  • Isolation for active infectious disease while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 11-160.4%
ADL Index Range: 2-101.1%
Total Percent:1.5%
 

Very High Rehabilitation Plus Extensive Services

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator or respirator
  • Isolation for active infectious disease while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 2-102.4%
Total Percent:2.4%
 

High Rehabilitation Plus Extensive Services

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator or respirator
  • Isolation for active infectious disease while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 11-160.7%
ADL Index Range: 2-101.1%
Total Percent:1.8%
 

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: 11-164.8%
ADL Index Range: 6-1034.2%
ADL Index Range: 0-510.3%
Total Percent:49.3%
 

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-167.1%
ADL Index Range: 6-1016.5%
ADL Index Range: 0-53.0%
Total Percent:26.6%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-163.0%
ADL Index Range: 6-102.3%
ADL Index Range: 0-51.9%
Total Percent:7.1%
 

Medium Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
ADL Index Range: 11-161.7%
Total Percent:1.7%
 

Extensive Services

  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator or respirator
  • Isolation for active infectious disease while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 2-16
- Tracheostomy care and ventilator/respirator
0.5%
ADL Index Range: 2-16
- Tracheostomy care or ventilator/respirator
0.2%
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: 2-5
- No Signs of depression
0.8%
Total Percent:0.8%
 

Special Care Low

  • Cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson's disease with ADL score greater or equal to 5
  • Respiratory failure and oxygen therapy while a resident
  • Feeding tube where calories >= 51% or calories are in the range of 26-50% and fluid >= 501 mL)
  • Ulcers: 2 or more stage II or 1 or more stage III or IV pressure ulcers
  • Ulcers: 2 or more venous or arterial ulcers
  • Ulcers: 1 stage II pressure ulcer and 1 venous or arterial ulcer with 2 or more skin care treatments
  • Foot infection/diabetic foot ulcer/open lesions of foot with treatment
  • Radiation therapy while a resident
  • Dialysis while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- No Signs of depression
2.0%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- No Signs of depression
1.9%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- No Signs of depression
1.8%
Total Percent:5.8%
 

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: 6-10
- No Signs of depression
1.1%
Total Percent:1.1%
 

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: 2-5
- Less restorative nursing
0.8%
Total Percent:0.8%
 

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: 6-10
- Less restorative nursing
0.05%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- Less restorative nursing
0.2%
Total Percent:0.3%
 

Rating Details For West Hudson Post Acute 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) Hours1 Hour1 Hour and 10 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours37 Minutes42 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours1 Hour and 58 Minutes2 Hours and 23 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 37 Minutes1 Hour and 52 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours3 Hours and 36 Minutes4 Hours and 15 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 New Jersey are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityNew Jersey Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination83%90%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season89%91%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair4%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased16%13%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder38%47%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse16%10%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder5%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection7%8%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores23%15%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious6%10%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained5%4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight9%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain1%2%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores3%3%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination79%87%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season86%87%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium-2%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores10%17%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain26%14%

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 09/15/2010.

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

Set Up or Keep a Group of People to Review and Ensure Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 12/18/2008
  • Correction Date: 02/12/2009
Set Up or Keep a Group of People to Review and Ensure Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 09/15/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/16/2010

Environmental

Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 12/18/2008
  • Correction Date: 02/12/2009
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 11/18/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/11/2010
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 11/18/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/11/2010
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Safe, Easy to Use, Clean and Comfortable.
  • Inspection Date: 11/18/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/11/2010
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 09/15/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/16/2010

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: 12/18/2008
  • Correction Date: 02/12/2009
Write and Use Policies That Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect and Abuse of Residents and Theft of Residents' Property.
  • Inspection Date: 11/18/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/11/2010

Nutrition and Dietary

Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 09/15/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/16/2010

Pharmacy Service

1) Make Sure That Residents Who Take Drugs Are Not Given Too Many Doses or for Too Long; 2) Make Sure That the Use of Drugs is Carefully Watched; or 3) Stop or Change Drugs That Cause Unwanted Effects.
  • Inspection Date: 12/18/2008
  • Correction Date: 02/12/2009
Properly Mark Drugs and Other Similar Products.
  • Inspection Date: 12/18/2008
  • Correction Date: 02/12/2009
Properly Mark Drugs and Other Similar Products.
  • Inspection Date: 11/18/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/11/2010
Keep the Rate of Medication Errors (Wrong Drug, Wrong Dose, Wrong Time) to Less Than 5%.
  • Inspection Date: 09/15/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/16/2010

Quality Care

Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 12/18/2008
  • Correction Date: 02/12/2009
Make Sure That Each Resident's Nutritional Needs Were Met.
  • Inspection Date: 12/18/2008
  • Correction Date: 02/12/2009
Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 11/18/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/11/2010
Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 11/18/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/11/2010
Make Sure That Each Resident Who Enters the Nursing Home Without a Catheter is Not Given a Catheter, Unless It is Necessary.
  • Inspection Date: 11/18/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/11/2010
Give or Get Dental Care for Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 11/18/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/11/2010
Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 09/15/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/16/2010
Make Sure That Each Resident Who Enters the Nursing Home Without a Catheter is Not Given a Catheter, Unless It is Necessary.
  • Inspection Date: 09/15/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/16/2010

Resident Assessment

Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 12/18/2008
  • Correction Date: 02/12/2009
Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 09/15/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/16/2010

Resident Rights

Keep Each Resident's Personal and Medical Records Private and Confidential.
  • Inspection Date: 11/18/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/11/2010
Allow Residents to Easily See the Results of the Nursing Home's Most Recent Survey.
  • Inspection Date: 11/18/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/11/2010
Provide Care in a Way That Keeps or Builds Each Resident's Dignity and Self Respect.
  • Inspection Date: 11/18/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/11/2010

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for West Hudson Post Acute Care Center, 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

Environmental

Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Complaint Filed: 11/13/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/13/2008
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Complaint Filed: 03/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/19/2009
Be Designed, Built, Equipped, or Well Kept to Protect the Health and Safety of Residents, Workers, and the Public.
  • Complaint Filed: 02/04/2011
  • Correction Date: 03/21/2011

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 West Hudson Post Acute 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 09/15/2010.

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

Emergency Plans and Fire Drills

Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 12/22/2008
  • Correction Date: 02/12/2009

Fire Alarm Systems

An Approved Installation, Maintenance and Testing Program for Fire Alarm Systems.
  • Inspection Date: 12/22/2008
  • Correction Date: 02/12/2009

Furnishings and Decorations

Exits That Are Free from Obstructions and Can Be Used at All Times.
  • Inspection Date: 09/15/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/16/2010
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) - Retrieved 2011