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BERGEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER - PARAMUS, NJ

 



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Address
230 E RIDGEWOOD AVE
PARAMUS, NJ, 07652
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (201) 967-4000

Number of Certified Beds: 574
Total Number of Residents: 559
Percent of Occupied Beds: 97%
Sprinkler Status: Fully Sprinklered
Program Participation: Medicare and Medicaid
Type of Ownership: Government - County
Located Within a Hospital?: Yes
Multi Nursing Home Ownership?: No
Resident and Family Councils: Both
Continuing Care Retirement Community?: No
Quality Indicator Survey?: No
Special Focus Facility?: No
Type: Skilled Nursing Facilities


Overall Star Rating: 1 Star
Health Inspections Star Rating: 1 Star
Nurse Staffing Star Rating: 3 Stars
Quality Measures Star Rating: 3 Stars
RN Only Star Rating: 4 Stars

Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) - Medicare Provider Charge Data

Alcohol/Drug Abuse or Dependence without Rehabilitation Therapy without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Nursing Home:

$15,955
State:

$33,450
Average Total Payments
This Nursing Home:

$6,333
State:

$5,495
Number of discharges: 156
Here:

40.63%
New Jersey:

0.40%
Cellulitis without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$42,658
New Jersey:

$40,596
Average Total Payments
This Nursing Home:

$8,103
New Jersey:

$6,234
Number of discharges: 14
This Nursing Home:

3.65%
New Jersey:

2.40%
Chest Pain
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$23,906
New Jersey:

$32,970
Average Total Payments
Here:

$5,433
New Jersey:

$4,276
Number of discharges: 20
This Nursing Home:

5.21%
New Jersey:

1.82%
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Nursing Home:

$47,483
New Jersey:

$62,346
Average Total Payments
Here:

$11,432
New Jersey:

$8,879
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

2.86%
New Jersey:

2.07%
Esophagitis, Gastroent and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$27,296
New Jersey:

$37,750
Average Total Payments
Here:

$7,037
New Jersey:

$5,392
Number of discharges: 12
This Nursing Home:

3.13%
New Jersey:

3.49%
Heart Failure and Shock with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$52,303
New Jersey:

$75,197
Average Total Payments
Here:

$13,796
State:

$11,417
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

2.86%
State:

2.96%
Kidney and Urinary Tract Infections without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Nursing Home:

$38,127
New Jersey:

$40,335
Average Total Payments
This Nursing Home:

$7,702
State:

$5,798
Number of discharges: 14
This Nursing Home:

3.65%
New Jersey:

2.97%
Misc Disorders of Nutrition, Metabolism, Fluids or Electrolytes without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$21,449
State:

$37,551
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,755
State:

$5,216
Number of discharges: 30
Here:

7.81%
State:

2.13%
Poisoning and Toxic Effects of Drugs without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$21,825
State:

$39,732
Average Total Payments
This Nursing Home:

$5,965
New Jersey:

$4,888
Number of discharges: 12
This Nursing Home:

3.13%
State:

0.29%
Renal Failure with Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$42,803
State:

$52,443
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,916
New Jersey:

$7,686
Number of discharges: 14
Here:

3.65%
New Jersey:

2.07%
Septicemia or Severe Sepsis without Mechanical Ventilation 96+ Hours with Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$67,347
New Jersey:

$88,530
Average Total Payments
Here:

$17,628
New Jersey:

$14,676
Number of discharges: 34
This Nursing Home:

8.85%
State:

4.36%
Signs and Symptoms without Major Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Nursing Home:

$25,231
New Jersey:

$36,661
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,691
State:

$5,269
Number of discharges: 11
Here:

2.86%
New Jersey:

0.63%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy with Complications
Average Covered Charges
This Nursing Home:

$46,915
New Jersey:

$51,726
Average Total Payments
Here:

$9,852
New Jersey:

$7,544
Number of discharges: 19
Here:

4.95%
New Jersey:

2.50%
Simple Pneumonia and Pleurisy without Complications
Average Covered Charges
Here:

$29,974
New Jersey:

$37,623
Average Total Payments
This Nursing Home:

$6,793
State:

$5,339
Number of discharges: 12
This Nursing Home:

3.13%
New Jersey:

0.88%
Syncope and Collapse
Average Covered Charges
This Nursing Home:

$26,112
New Jersey:

$40,180
Average Total Payments
Here:

$6,840
New Jersey:

$5,402
Number of discharges: 14
This Nursing Home:

3.65%
New Jersey:

2.82%

Employment Full-Time Equivalent

Administrative Staff - Full Time: 13.37
Certified Nurse Aides - Full Time: 206.26
Certified Nurse Aides - Part Time: 53.49
Dietitians - Under Contract: 4.57
Food Service Personnel - Full Time: 91.20
Food Service Personnel - Part Time: 9.41
Housekeeping Personnel - Full Time: 76.57
Licensed Practical/ Vocational Nurses - Full Time: 19.06
Licensed Practical/ Vocational Nurses - Part Time: 5.37
Mental Health Services Personnel - Under Contract: 0.34
Nurses With Administrative Duties - Full Time: 15.26
Persons Not Included In Any Other Categories - Full Time: 38.23
Physical Therapists - Under Contract: 4.04
Registered Nurses - Full Time: 54.26
Rn Director Of Nursing - Full Time: 0.80
Social Workers - Full Time: 4.16
Activities Professionals - Full Time: 6.69
Activities Professionals - Part Time: 0.27
Dentists - Under Contract: 0.34
Medical Directors - Part Time: 0.11
Nurses With Administrative Duties - Part Time: 1.20
Occupational Therapists - Under Contract: 0.89
Pharmacists - Under Contract: 0.50
Food Service Personnel - Under Contract: 11.23
Persons Not Included In Any Other Categories - Under Contract: 20.21
Speech Pathologists - Under Contract: 1.20
Housekeeping Personnel - Under Contract: 9.14
Registered Nurses - Under Contract: 4.11
Registered Nurses - Part Time: 18.03
Occupational Therapy Assistants - Under Contract: 1.84
Housekeeping Personnel - Part Time: 2.00
Licensed Practical/ Vocational Nurses - Under Contract: 2.86
Physical Therapy Aide - Under Contract: 3.40
Podiatrists - Part Time: 0.46

Provided Services

  • Activities Services Are Provided Onsite To Residents
  • Administration And Storage Of Blood Services Are Provided Onsite To Residents
  • Clinical Laboratory Services Are Provided Onsite To Residents
  • Dental Services Are Provided Onsite To Residents
  • Diagnostic Xray Services Are Provided Onsite To Residents
  • Dietary Services Are Provided Onsite To Residents
  • Housekeeping Services Are Provided Onsite To Residents
  • Mental Health Services Are Provided Onsite To Residents
  • Nursing Services Are Provided Onsite To Residents
  • Occupational Therapy Services Are Provided Onsite To Residents
  • Pharmacy Services Are Provided Onsite To Residents
  • Physical Therapy Services Are Provided Onsite To Residents
  • Physician Services Are Provided Onsite To Residents
  • Podiatry Services Are Provided Onsite To Residents
  • Social Work Services Are Provided Onsite To Residents
  • Speech/Language Pathology Services Are Provided Onsite To Residents
  • Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Services Are Provided Onsite To Residents

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
Here:

93.0%
New Jersey:

99.3%

Heart Failure

Percent of patients who were given an evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
Here:

100.0%
New Jersey:

99.7%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Here:

42.0%
New Jersey:

96.1%

Pneumonia

Percent of Patients Given Initial Antibiotic(s) within 6 Hours After Arrival
Here:

95.0%
State:

97.9%
Percent of Patients Whose Initial ER Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To Administration Of First Dose Of Antibiotics
This Nursing Home:

98.0%
State:

98.3%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
Here:

90.0%
State:

99.8%
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
Here:

96.0%
New Jersey:

97.0%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
This Nursing Home:

81.0%
State:

96.5%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
This Nursing Home:

89.0%
State:

97.7%

Surgery

Percent of Surgery Patients given an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery) to help prevent infection
This Nursing Home:

100.0%
State:

98.6%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
This Nursing Home:

100.0%
New Jersey:

97.6%
Percent of Surgery Patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
This Nursing Home:

94.0%
New Jersey:

98.4%
Percent of Surgery Patients who got treatment at right time (within 24 hours before or after surgery) to help prevent blood clot
Here:

95.0%
State:

97.5%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries
This Nursing Home:

95.0%
State:

98.2%
Percent of Surgery Patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery who had hair removed using a safer method
This Nursing Home:

100.0%
State:

99.9%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery
This Nursing Home:

87.0%
State:

95.3%
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on them
This Nursing Home:

100.0%
New Jersey:

96.9%
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal
This Nursing Home:

100.0%
New Jersey:

99.7%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
This Nursing Home:

15.5%
New Jersey:

14.7%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

13.1%
New Jersey:

10.7%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
This Nursing Home:

16.0%
New Jersey:

11.0%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Attack
Here:

19.0%
New Jersey:

21.0%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

23.9%
New Jersey:

26.5%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
This Nursing Home:

20.1%
State:

19.5%

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Falls and injuries
Here:

1.377%
New Jersey:

0.485%
Severe pressure sores (bed sores)
Here:

0.689%
State:

0.331%

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers

Number of Completed Surveys: Between 100 and 299
Survey Response Rate: 11%

How often did nurses communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
Here:

18%
New Jersey:

7%
Usually
Here:

22%
State:

19%
Always
Here:

60%
State:

74%

How often did doctors communicate well with patients?

Sometimes or never
This Nursing Home:

14%
New Jersey:

6%
Usually
This Nursing Home:

20%
State:

17%
Always
Here:

66%
State:

77%

How often did patients receive help quickly from hospital staff?

Sometimes or never
Here:

35%
New Jersey:

15%
Usually
Here:

24%
State:

27%
Always
Here:

41%
State:

58%

How often was patients' pain well controlled?

Sometimes or never
Here:

29%
New Jersey:

9%
Usually
Here:

24%
State:

24%
Always
Here:

47%
New Jersey:

67%

How often did staff explain about medicines before giving them to patients?

Sometimes or never
This Nursing Home:

38%
State:

24%
Usually
This Nursing Home:

21%
New Jersey:

18%
Always
This Nursing Home:

41%
New Jersey:

58%

How often were the patients' rooms and bathrooms kept clean?

Sometimes or never
Here:

31%
New Jersey:

11%
Usually
This Nursing Home:

26%
State:

21%
Always
Here:

43%
State:

68%

How often was the area around patients' rooms kept quiet at night?

Sometimes or never
This Nursing Home:

20%
New Jersey:

16%
Usually
Here:

27%
New Jersey:

32%
Always
Here:

53%
State:

52%

Were patients given information about what to do during their recovery at home?

Yes
This Nursing Home:

71%
State:

79%
No
Here:

29%
New Jersey:

21%

How do patients rate the hospital overall on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest)?

6 or lower
Here:

32%
State:

12%
7 or 8
Here:

32%
State:

26%
9 or 10
This Nursing Home:

36%
State:

62%

Would patients recommend the hospital to friends and family?

No
This Nursing Home:

25%
New Jersey:

7%
Yes, probably
This Nursing Home:

25%
State:

28%
Yes, definitely
Here:

50%
New Jersey:

65%

Use of Medical Imaging

Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound within 45 days after a screening mammogram.
This Nursing Home:

11.800%
New Jersey:

11.744%
Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were combination (double) scans.
Here:

0.022%
State:

0.027%

Staff Information

Number of Registered Nurses Hours Per Resident Per Day
This Nursing Home:

0.770
New Jersey:

0.818
Number of Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Hours Per Resident Per Day
Here:

0.380
New Jersey:

0.741
Total Number of Licensed Staff Hours Per Resident Per Day
This Nursing Home:

1.140
State:

1.555
Number of ,Certified Nurse Assistant Hours Per Resident Per Day
Here:

0.030
New Jersey:

0.123
Number Therapy Hours Per Resident Per Day
This Nursing Home:

0.030
New Jersey:

0.125

Quality Measures

Percent of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
This Nursing Home:

15.9%
State:

15.2%
Percent of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
This Nursing Home:

10.6%
State:

6.3%
Percent of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers
Here:

10.8%
New Jersey:

9.0%
Percent of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
Here:

5.0%
State:

7.4%
Percent of long-stay low-risk residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
Here:

31.4%
State:

32.4%
Percent of long-stay residents who have had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
Here:

3.2%
State:

3.1%
Percent of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
This Nursing Home:

5.9%
New Jersey:

6.8%
Percent of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
Here:

1.0%
State:

7.4%
Percent of long-stay residents who were physically restrained
This Nursing Home:

1.5%
New Jersey:

2.7%
Percent of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
Here:

2.3%
New Jersey:

2.7%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
This Nursing Home:

98.1%
State:

95.8%
Percent of long-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
Here:

97.6%
State:

95.5%
Percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
This Nursing Home:

29.6%
State:

17.0%
Percent of short-stay residents with Pressure ulcers that are new or worsened
This Nursing Home:

3.7%
State:

1.8%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the seasonal influenza vaccine
This Nursing Home:

90.1%
State:

88.2%
Percent of short-stay residents assessed and given, appropriately, the pneumococcal vaccine
This Nursing Home:

74.2%
State:

87.5%
Percent of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication
Here:

7.1%
New Jersey:

1.9%
Percent of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
Here:

27.9%
State:

18.1%

Complaint Deficiency

An approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Exits that are accessible at all times: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Follow policies and procedures to convey the resident's personal funds to the appropriate party responsible after the resident's death: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Give the resident's representative the ability to exercise the resident's rights: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Properly hold, secure and manage each resident's personal money which is deposited with the nursing home: Some (Potential for minimal harm)

Exit doors that are held open by devices that will automatically close on the activation of a fire alarm or smoke detectors: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Protect each resident from all abuse, physical punishment, and being separated from others: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Provide housekeeping and maintenance services: Some (Potential for minimal harm)

Make sure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well being of each resident : Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores: Few (Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety)

Make sure that the nursing home area is free from accident hazards and risks and provides supervision to prevent avoidable accidents: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way: Many (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Give or get emergency care by a doctor 24 hours a day: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Safely provide drugs and other similar products available, which are needed every day and in emergencies, by a licensed pharmacist: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Resident room doors of proper design and width: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Did not have a written emergency evacuation plan: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

A fire alarm system that can be heard throughout the facility: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Posted No-smoking signs in areas where smoking is not permitted or did not provide ashtrays where smoking was allowed: Some (Potential for minimal harm)

Tell the resident completely about his or her health status, care and treatments: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Develop a complete care plan that meets all of a resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Evaluate a residents decrease in social interaction and increase in depressive behaviors, and if the behavior was avoidable if these problems did not exist before: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Make sure that the nursing home area is free from accident hazards and risks and provides supervision to prevent avoidable accidents: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Give each resident enough fluids to keep them healthy and prevent dehydration: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

1) Make sure that each resident's drug regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; 2) Each resident's entire drug/medication is managed and monitored to achieve highest well being: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way: Many (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Provide routine and 24-hour emergency dental care for each resident: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Keep all essential equipment working safely: Some (Potential for minimal harm)

Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards: Some (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Construction that can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Provide housekeeping and maintenance services: Some (Potential for minimal harm)

Develop a complete care plan that meets all of a resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Make sure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way: Many (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Make sure that doctors see a resident's plan of care at every visit and make notes about progress and orders in writing: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading: Few (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public: Many (Minimal harm or potential for actual harm)

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