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30 Bokum Road, Essex, CT 06426
Based on 25 reviews
Services and Housing OptionsIndependent Living, Assisted Living, Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation
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Essex Meadows DescriptionEssex Meadows is the perfect place to live out your best life, surrounded by natural beauty and without having to worry about things like home maintenance. Our award-winning community is built on a foundation of hospitality. Our culture of putting residents first drives the dynamic, invigorating lifestyle, as well as the quality senior care solutions. Essex Meadows is a top-notch senior living community in Essex, CT that offers a lifecare contract.
Assisted LivingEven if you need a little extra help, you want to live as independently as possible. We believe that you shouldn't have to choose between a great lifestyle and the care you need. At Essex Meadows, we provide both! At Essex Meadows, we want to make your transition to assisted living as smooth and comfortable as possible. Whether you choose an apartment or cottage, you'll be able to maintain your privacy while receiving the care you need. If you need senior care services, an expert member of our Resident Health Services Department or a licensed home care provider will be happy to come to your independent living residence.
RehabilitationAfter an illness, injury or hospital stay, you look for the best senior rehabilitation in Essex to help you surmount any lingering challenges. At Essex Meadows, you'll work with a team of specialists to create a care plan that meets your individual needs. Your team will keep track of your progress and address any concerns you have throughout your treatment.
Skilled NursingThe quality care at Essex Meadows is the perfect blend of expert knowledge and sincere compassion. Our health services team provides top-notch, person-centered care for seniors, whether they need short-term skilled nursing while recovering from surgery or injury, or long-term care for a chronic condition. No two people or set of circumstances are the same, so challenges can arise at any time.
DiningFood that is delicious can bring immense happiness to someone's life. When the ingredients are fresh, it can also create a connection with nature that can be very nourishing for a person. Meals are an important part of a happy and healthy lifestyle, and at Essex Meadows, we strive to provide delicious and nutritious meals for our residents. Our culinary team takes a thoughtful approach to senior nutrition, using the freshest local ingredients whenever possible: sun-ripened fruits and vegetables, coastal seafood, and certified Angus beef.
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ServicesEssex Meadows is a senior living community that provides personalized Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing services, including 24-hour nursing care and specialized rehabilitative treatments like physical, occupational and speech therapies. In addition to these medical services, they offer social activities, dining options, spiritual care and more.
Assisted Living Services and AmenitiesEssex Meadows provides assisted living services and amenities to meet the needs of its residents. They offer assistance upon request with bathing, dressing, and personal grooming, as well as oversight by a medical director and registered nurse. Medication management is also provided to ensure that each resident is taking the correct dosage of medications at the right time. Essex Meadows provides a safe and comfortable environment for its residents so they can enjoy the best quality of life.
Rehabilitation Services and AmenitiesEssex Meadows provides a range of rehabilitation services and amenities to meet the individual needs of its residents. These include physical, occupational, and speech therapies; personalized care planning with regular assessment sessions; specialized dietary program; medication management and monitoring; on-site physician and nursing services; compassionate end-of-life care if necessary; chef-prepared meals served in the dining room or in resident's rooms.
Skilled Nursing Services and AmenitiesEssex Meadows offers skilled nursing services and amenities for post-hospital and post-surgery short-term care, as well as long-term care for chronic conditions. Residents receive individualized care in a homelike setting, with laundry and housekeeping services, fine dining with chef-prepared meals enjoyed in the dining room or in a resident’s room, cable TV, phone service and Wi-Fi. All of these services are designed to ensure that each resident is provided with the highest quality of care.
speech and language pathologists
individualized care plan
skilled nursing care
skilled nursing services
outpatient therapy services
medication management and monitoring
physical, occupational and speech therapies
social events and
social, cultural and recreational activities
private dining room
laundry and housekeeping services
weekly housekeeping service
washer and dryer
formal dining room
beauty and barber shop
individual climate control
outdoor seating areas
a full kitchen
ample closet space
emergency call system
Information from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesThis nursing community has been given an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars by The Center for Medicare and Medicaid receiving 5 stars on its health inspection, 5 stars on its quality measures rating, and 5 stars on its staffing rating. Within the quality measure rating, each facility is given a short-stay rating and a long-stay rating. This facility received a 5-star short-stay rating and a 4-star long-stay rating. This nursing home is certified by Medicare and was first approved to provide Medicare services on 02/01/89 and is run by a for profit organization. It is a medium-sized nursing community with 45 nursing beds. Currently, there are 36 residents within the nursing community. Be advised these resident occupancy numbers are not always up to date and are collected from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services website periodically. The community is a continuing care retirement community which is a community where there are multiple levels of care at a single location. Typically these communities have 3-4 levels of care including independent living, assisted living, memory care, and nursing care.
Overall RatingsEssex Meadows Health Center is a highly-rated nursing home with a top-of-the-line 5-star overall rating, placing it in the upper echelon of facilities, that is, the best 10% in terms of overall rating. Significantly surpassing the state average, its commendable overall rating is a reflection of the superior care and services it provides. The health inspection rating of this nursing home is also exceptional, boasting a 5-star rating, a testament to its utter compliance with health standards and regulations. This facility is again in the top 10%, its health inspection rating far exceeding the state average. Additionally, its commitment to quality care and patient satisfaction is embodied in its impressive 5-star quality rating. Ranking in the top 20% of facilities in terms of quality rating and higher than the state average, Essex Meadows Health Center continues to prove its dedication to providing excellent care.
Staff RatingsEssex Meadows Health Center stands as a leading nursing home with a 5-star staff rating, signifying the highest level of excellence. The center is recognized in the top 10% of facilities for its outstanding nursing aid staffing hours, averaging 3.09 hours per resident per day, a significant step ahead of the state's average of 2.14 hours. However, the facility ranks in the bottom 10% when considering LPN staffing hours, falling short with an average of 0.36 hours per resident per day, lower than the state's average of 0.82. In contrast, the performance in RN staffing hours is remarkable, with the center being among the top 10% of facilities, registering an impressive 1.63 hours per resident per day, again surpassing the state's average of 0.72. When it comes to licensed staffing hours, the Essex Meadows Health Center is in the top 20% of facilities, clocking an average of 1.99 hours per resident per day, exceeding the state's average of 1.55. Furthermore, the nursing home outperforms in physical therapist staffing hours by sitting in the top 10% of facilities, providing an admirable 0.24 hours per resident per day, comfortably surpassing the state average of 0.09.
Covid DataThe Essex Meadows Health Center, a top-tier nursing home, boasts vaccination rates that notably exceed state averages. The center places within the top 20% of facilities for resident vaccination rates, with an impressive 89.5% of residents up to date with the latest vaccinations. This achievement is significantly above the state's resident vaccination average of 68.5%. Additionally, the center is not only focused on its resident health, but that of its staff as well, figuring in the top 30% of facilities in terms of staff vaccination rates at 40.7%. This figure far surpasses the state staff vaccination rate which stands at 24.1%. Thus, The Essex Meadows Health Center observes an exemplary commitment to the health and safety of its community through its vaccination program.
Quality MeasuresEssex Meadows Health Center, a well-esteemed nursing home with a 5-star quality measure rating, continuously strives for resident safety and quality care. However, it finds itself in the bottom 10% of facilities concerning the percentage of residents suffering one or more falls with a major injury, with a percentage of 7.81 - above the state average of 3.44. It also falls in the lower half of institutions regarding the number of residents who received antipsychotic medications, at 14.06%, albeit still below the state's number of 16.09%. On the brighter side, it belongs to the top 40% facilities in dealing with residents with ulcers, registering a lower-than-the-state rate of 5.77 versus 6.41. Despite being categorized in the bottom half regarding the administration of antianxiety or hypnotic medication with a percentage of 19.17, surpassing the state's indicator of 17.1, it scores well on flu vaccination coverage. Even though it is in the lower half of facilities, an impressive 96.92% of its residents have received the flu vaccine, higher than the state's average of 92.71%.
Emergency and Hospitalization Quality MeasuresEssex Meadows Health Center, a nursing home that stands among the top 20% of facilities, is notable for its low hospitalizations per 1000 days rate of 1.04, which is considerably lower than the state's rate of 1.93. The facility also excels in preventing emergencies, ranking in the top 30% of care homes with a frequency of outpatient emergency department visits per 1000 days of 0.59, surpassing the state's higher rate of 0.96. When it comes to short-stay residents, Essex Meadows Health Center is in the top 10% of facilities, with only 2.48% of residents requiring outpatient emergency department visits—a stark contrast to the state's 12.34%. Moreover, when analyzing the rate of rehospitalization after a nursing home admission, it falls in the top half of facilities, having a lesser percentage of 21.06 compared to the state's 23.58%. Overall, the Essex Meadows Health Center demonstrates a strong commitment to patient well-being and prevention by maintaining minimized rates of hospitalizations and emergency department visits.
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We have lived here for over 12 years in a free standing cottage. The location (between Boston and New York City) was a big factor for us. We also liked the proximity to a very pleasant small town and all the acreage around Essex Meadows, with gardens, woods, trails and ponds. We wanted a place that had a skilled nursing facility on the premises in case we ever needed it, which we have. There are lots of activities, both physical and intellectually stimulating. My husband uses the gym and I use the pool. We both go to concerts and lectures and particularly the current events discussions. We have reached the stage where my husband needs some help and an aide comes morning and evening to help him get dressed and ready for bed, which is a great help for me. The food is good, too!
My experience with this outstanding facility was when both parents were in rehab together. My Mom had a broken arm and my Dad was recovering from a bad case of pneumonia. Both my parents were in their 90's at the time. The staff was so attentive and easy to work with. Everyone, from the front office to the cleaning staff were so caring, took the time to listen and get to know our family. Communication between departments and shifts was outstanding. In addition to highly skilled nursing care, my parents had access to activities, excellent food and beautiful surroundings. I would wheel my Dad to one of the library areas or by the fireplace for our visits. Once, we even bundled up and went out on the veranda on a sunny day. They accept Medicare for rehab only. I highly recommend this facility to anyone needing high quality skilled nursing care.
Health and Fire Safety Deficiencies
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid report report health and fire safety deficiencies. Some of these deficiencies are more severe than others. The following table shows different levels of severity.
|Severity of Deficiency||Isolated||Pattern||Widespread|
|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|
Health Safety Deficiencies
|Survey Date||Correction Date||Letter||Category||Description|
|2022-11-14||D||D||Freedom from Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Deficiencies||Protect each resident from all types of abuse such as physical, mental, sexual abuse, physical punishment, and neglect by anybody.|
|2022-11-14||E||E||Freedom from Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Deficiencies||Timely report suspected abuse, neglect, or theft and report the results of the investigation to proper authorities.|
|2022-11-14||D||D||Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies||Develop and implement a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.|
|2022-11-14||D||D||Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies||Develop the complete care plan within 7 days of the comprehensive assessment; and prepared, reviewed, and revised by a team of health professionals.|
|2022-11-14||E||E||Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies||Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents.|
|2020-01-13||D||D||Freedom from Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Deficiencies||Timely report suspected abuse, neglect, or theft and report the results of the investigation to proper authorities.|
|2020-01-13||D||D||Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies||Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, residentâ€™s preferences and goals.|
|2020-01-13||D||D||Pharmacy Service Deficiencies||Ensure drugs and biologicals used in the facility are labeled in accordance with currently accepted professional principles; and all drugs and biologicals must be stored in locked compartments, separately locked, compartments for controlled drugs.|
|2019-02-15||D||D||Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies||Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, residentâ€™s preferences and goals.|
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