Alaris Health at Cedar Grove Becomes VOHRA Wound Management Certified Facility

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(The Alaris Health at Cedar Grove wound care team with the award)

Cedar Grove, NJ, November 21, 2016Alaris Health would like to congratulate our very own Alaris Health at Cedar Grove on becoming a VOHRA certified wound management facility, receiving the Center of Excellence for Wound Management award by the VOHRA Wound Center of Excellence Program, which identifies and highlights facilities that have developed a superior wound management program.

In order to be certified by VOHRA in wound management, a facility has to meet four qualifications, which state that it must have:

  1. designated and accountable VOHRA Wound Certified Nurse(s) seven days a week;
  2. a verified outcomes-focused, physician specialist-led wound care program;
  3. less than a 1% wound-related hospitalization rate; and
  4. regular team meetings with a focus on quality and process improvement (QAPI).
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(Close-up of the VOHRA Center of Excellence for Wound Management award)

Alaris Health at Cedar Grove Administrator Jen Puleo said, “To be recognized by VOHRA for excellence in our wound care program is truly a testament to the care that our clinical team provides every day. I am extremely proud of them for achieving this award and we will continue to devote our work to improving the quality of life and care for each and every resident who comes through our doors.”

All Alaris Health at Cedar Grove registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) participate in the wound care program, which has been operating for more than 10 years. Alaris Health at Cedar Grove is now one of only four VOHRA Wound Management Certified Facilities in the state of New Jersey, which includes another one of our facilities, Alaris Health at Essex.


About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated Member Health Centers offers a wide variety of services across a continuum of care, ranging from short-term post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855)7-ALARIS for more information.

Alaris Health at HarborView Puts Jersey City on the Map for Care Excellence

HarborViewJERSEY CITY, NJ, November 18, 2016 – If you’ve ever been to Jersey City, you know residents love their families – and their city. So when it’s time for folks to navigate the complex maze of choosing a nursing home, they can rest easy knowing one of the nation’s best facilities is safely nestled in their treasured town.

With the recently published List of Best Nursing Homes 2016 by U.S. News & World Report, New Jersey readers were pleasantly surprised with over 350 Garden State facilities receiving a nod. But a closer look reveals that Alaris Member Health Centers absolutely dominated the top spots. Notably, Alaris Health at HarborView ranked as one of the biggest successes of the year.

The Jersey City mainstay managed to score the elusive 5.0 overall star rating based on a number of factors. Stellar health inspection reports, topnotch nursing staff, and premiere medical care were just some of the highlights of their glowing review.

With 180 beds and a full spectrum of short and long-term care, Alaris Health at HarborView is both inviting and innovative. The facility is celebrated for its compassionate care mission, as well as its ongoing dedication to technological improvement, as evidenced in the campus’ stellar environment.

 

Other Alaris Member Health Centers Top Rated facilities according to U.S. News & World Report:

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About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated Member Health Centers offers a wide variety of services across a continuum of care, ranging from short-term post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855) 7-ALARIS for more information.

Alaris Member Health Centers claimed 7 of the top spots on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes

NEW JERSEY, November 18, 2016 – Having to search for a nursing home is a daunting task for anyone. But as the child of a parent who can no longer live on his or her own, it can be downright heartbreaking. Will he be happy? Will she be safe? Will it feel like a hospital – or like home? These questions run a marathon through the minds of patient’s families. Luckily, the experts over at U.S. News & World Report released their findings for our careful consideration.

This year, the rankings company whittled down 16,000 nursing homes to just 2,000, making up the official List of Best Nursing Homes 2016. Their criteria included everything from health inspections and nurse staffing to medical care quality and general safety. Of those in the final tally, over 22% came from the great Garden State. What’s more, seven of the top-ranking New Jersey nursing homes all share the same name: Alaris Health.

Our top locations differ in both size and location, including campuses in Union City, Jersey City, Patterson, West Orange, Kearney, and two in Rochelle Park, and accordingly, our commitment to care never varies.

Our success with U.S. News & World Report has brought great relief to New Jersey residents in search of a compassionate home for their loved ones. With a dedication to “Bridging Caring & Innovation”, the various Alaris Member Health Centers facilities outperformed competitors in nearly every category earning the coveted 4.5 and 5 star rankings in health and safety standards, licensed staff, vaccinations, bedsore prevention, and fire safety, among other milestones.

It’s not always an easy decision, but the choice is clear. When it’s time for local families to enroll their loved ones in a healthcare facility, Alaris Health’s nationwide recognition means mom or dad can still proudly call New Jersey home.

Alaris Member Health Centers Top Rated facilities according to U.S. News & World Report:

Data found on U.S. News & World Report

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About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated Member Health Centers offers a wide variety of services across a continuum of care, ranging from short-term post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855) 7-ALARIS for more information.

Care Connection Rahway Receives a 5 Star Rating in Quality Measures By CMS

RAHWAY, NJ, September 16, 2016The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Five-Star Rating in Quality Measures and 4-Star Overall to Care Connection Rahway. Congratulations to the Professional Staff and Nursing and Administrative Leadership at Care Connection Rahway,which is located on the campus of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway!
Founded on a tradition of health care excellence, Alaris’ Member Health Centers are leading providers of short-term post hospital rehabilitation, long term and specialty care, with Member Health Centers throughout the state of New Jersey.
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cms-5-starAbout the Five-Star Quality Rating System:

CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and to help identify areas about which you may want to ask questions.

The Nursing Home Compare Web site features a quality rating system that gives each nursing home a rating of between 1 and 5 stars.  Nursing homes with 5 stars are considered to have much above average quality and nursing homes with 1 star are considered to have quality much below average.  There is one Overall 5-star rating for each nursing home, and a separate rating for each of the following three sources of information:

  • Health Inspections – The health inspection rating contains information from the last 3 years of onsite inspections, including both standard surveys and any complaint surveys.  This information is gathered by trained, objective inspectors who go onsite to the nursing home and follow a specific process to determine the extent to which a nursing home has met Medicaid and Medicare’s minimum quality requirements.  The most recent survey findings are weighted more than the prior two years.  More than 180,000 onsite reviews are used in the health inspection scoring nationally.
  • Staffing – The staffing rating has information about the number of hours of care provided on average to each resident each day by nursing staff.  This rating considers differences in the levels of residents’ care need in each nursing home.  For example, a nursing home with residents who had more severe needs would be expected to have more nursing staff than a nursing home where the resident needs were not as high.
  • Quality Measures (QMs) – The quality measure rating has information on 11 different physical and clinical measures for nursing home residents.  The rating now includes information about nursing homes’ use of antipsychotic medications in both long-stay and short-stay residents.  This information is collected by the nursing home for all residents.  The QMs offer information about how well nursing homes are caring for their residents’ physical and clinical needs.  More than 12 million assessments of the conditions of nursing home residents are used in the Five-Star rating system.

About Alaris Health

Alaris statewide network of independently owned and operated Member Health Centers offers a wide variety of services across a continuum of care, ranging from short-term post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care specialized care.

Each Member Health Center is licensed to use the Alaris Health name and receive non-health related services. All health care related services are provided solely by each independently owned and operated Member Health Center.

For more information, please visit www.alarishealth.com or call (855)7-ALARIS for more information.