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About Merwick Care & Rehabilitation Center

General Information

Legal Business NameMerwick Care & Rehabilitation Center, LLC
Ownership TypeFor Profit - Individual
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareJanuary 1, 1967 ()
Capacity200
Residents186
Percent Occupied93%
Program ParticipationMedicare And Medicaid
Resident And Family CouncilsBoth
In HospitalNo
Continuing Care Retirement CommunityNo
Special Focus FacilityNo
Auto Sprinkler System In Required AreasYes

Ratings for Merwick Care & Rehabilitation Center

Merwick Care & Rehabilitation Center
was reviewed by Medicare to have a rating of 3 out of 5. About Medicare Ratings
Overall Rating
Health Inspections Rating
Quality Measures Rating
Staff Rating
RN Staff Rating

Overall Ratings of New Jersey Nursing Homes

Fines, Complaints, and Inspection Problems in the Past 3 Years

Compare The Number of Problems

Types of Problems at Nursing Homes

Some issues within a nursing home are much more severe than others. Medicare evaluates each problem based on 2 scales: the number of residents affected by a problem and the severity of the potential or actual harm to residents based on the problem. We have color coded the matrix below to make it easier to pick out the more severe problems. In general, orange and red issues related to the treatment of a resident are considered substandard quality of care.

  Residents Affected
Severity of the Deficiency Few Some Many
Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety J K L
Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy G H I
No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy D E F
No actual harm with potential for minimal harm A B C

October 31, 2014 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionSmoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint+Inspection1) Hire only people with 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.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionEnsure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionPrepare food that is nutritional, appetizing, tasty, attractive, well-cooked, and at the right temperature.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionKeep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionCorridors or aisles that are unobstructed and are at least 8 feet in width.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProper facilities for the use and storage of combustible liquids.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
BSomePotential for Minimal HarmHealth Inspection1) Provide 3 meals at regular times; 2) serve breakfast within 14 hours of dinner; and 3) offer a snack at bedtime each day.

December 17, 2013 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionPrepare food that is nutritional, appetizing, tasty, attractive, well-cooked, and at the right temperature.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep all essential equipment working safely.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionMaintain comfortable sound levels.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
BSomePotential for Minimal HarmFire Safety InspectionCorridors or aisles that are unobstructed and are at least 8 feet in width.

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Merwick Care & Rehabilitation Center require. It is important to compare the reported time to expected time for a single facility instead of comparing the amount of time per resident of two facilities. Learn why.

2hr 30min
2hr 35min
ReportedExpected
CNA
50min
45min
ReportedExpected
LPN
50min
1hr 15min
ReportedExpected
RN
4hr 10min
4hr 30min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 1hr per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

96.0%
94.8%
94.8%
96.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NJ
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
97.6%
94.4%
93.3%
95.1%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NJ
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
29.6%
26.1%
27.1%
36.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NJ
Low Risk Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder
9.1%
9.4%
7.7%
13.5%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NJ
Received an Antipsychotic Medication
2.1%
10.7%
6.1%
12.9%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NJ
Need for Help with ADLs has Increased
0.7%
2.0%
0.9%
3.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NJ
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
11.8%
14.2%
9.6%
7.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NJ
Lose Too Much Weight
6.8%
4.4%
6.0%
6.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NJ
High Risk Residents With Pressure Ulcers
0.9%
0.0%
0.0%
3.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NJ
Have Depressive Symptoms
0.8%
3.8%
1.9%
3.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NJ
With a Urinary Tract Infection
2.4%
2.8%
3.8%
2.5%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NJ
Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury
2.8%
1.8%
0.0%
2.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NJ
With a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NJ
Were Physically Restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

85.1%
82.3%
79.8%
86.9%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NJ
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
87.9%
87.2%
87.2%
86.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NJ
Were Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
14.7%
11.3%
11.2%
10.9%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NJ
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
1.5%
1.4%
1.1%
1.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NJ
Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication
0.5%
0.4%
1.0%
1.1%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015NJ
With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened