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Governors House

36 Firetown Road, Simsbury, CT 06070

Based on 14 reviews


Services and Housing Options

Nursing Home, Respite, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation

Estimated Pricing

Studio
Estimated $7,770

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Governors House Description

We believe that having passion for what we do and compassion for how we do it is essential to recovery.

We tailor our care plans to each individual, based on their health goals. Our team works together to create a family-like environment, in which everyone is invested in helping the patient reach their goals.

Governors House is located 0.5 miles from Simsbury Center, a very small town with a population of 5,836. Other nearby cities and towns include West Hartford, Windsor, Hartford and Windsor Locks. The community is in a middle-upper class neighborhood where the average income is $125,192, 25% of the country has a higher median income.

This community provides Nursing Home Care, Respite Care, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation and has Studio and Suite apartments available. Studio apartments start at an estimated $7,770 a month, while the average cost of Nursing Home Care is $7,696 in Simsbury, $7,666 in CT, and $7,090 in the United States. These prices are estimated. Governors House is a member of a larger group of communities called Genesis HealthCare. Governors House is ranked 3 out of 3 communities in Simsbury and is ranked 233 out of 301 communities in CT.

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Health

hospice care

short term rehab

therapists

dementia care

wound care

total parenteral nutrition

vision care

dialysis care

care planning

occupational therapy

joint replacement

medical director

psychiatric services

memory support

speech therapy

pharmaceutical delivery service

orthopedic rehabilitation

iv therapy

shortstay care

case management

dental care

pain management

person-centered care

respite care

nursing care

podiatry care

ventilator care

personal care

rehabilitation therapy

palliative care

audiology care

dietary and nutrition needs management

skilled nursing

medical center

medication management

individual treatment plans

registered nurses

attending physicians

Activities

recreation activities

art

activities of daily living

cultural, educational, religious and social activities

Dining

in-room dining options

private dining rooms for family gatherings

family dining room

Services

housekeeping

discharge planning

mail and newspaper service

Amenities

spacious rooms

scenic views

24-hour emergency alert and response system

beauty salon / barber services

private bathroom

complimentary laundry facility on-site

cable television

activity room

computer with internet access

phone service

private hospice room

smoke free environment

courtyard

telephone

wireless internet

alarm system to aid in the security of residents with cognitive deficits

fully air conditioned

garden

private balcony/ porch / patio

comfortable common and lounge areas to gather with friends and family

Pets

pet therapy

Information from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

This nursing community has been given an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars by The Center for Medicare and Medicaid receiving 4 stars on its health inspection, 3 stars on its quality measures rating, and 4 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 4-star short-stay rating and a 1-star long-stay rating. Additionally, within its staffing rating, this facility received a 4 star registered nurse rating. This nursing home is certified by Medicare and Medicaid and was first approved to provide Medicare and Medicaid services on 07/25/90 and is run by a for profit organization. It is a large-sized nursing community with 73 nursing beds. Currently, there are 46 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.

Alerts from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

This facility has been given 1.0 fine by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for a total of $9,750.00. The facility has also had 2 substantiated complaints reported in the last 3 years that resulted in a citation. The facility has had 1 facility incidents reported in the last 3 years that resulted in a citation.

Staffing Metrics

This Facility
State Average

Reported Nurse Aide Staffing Hours per Resident per Day

2.16
2.13

Reported LPN Staffing Hours per Resident per Day

0.73
0.83

Reported RN Staffing Hours per Resident per Day

0.93
0.69

Reported Licensed Staffing Hours per Resident per Day

1.66
1.53

Reported Total Nurse Staffing Hours per Resident per Day

3.82
3.64

Reported Physical Therapist Staffing Hours per Resident Per Day

0.16
0.08

Long Stay Metrics

This Facility
State Average

Percentage of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers

6.32
5.54

Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine

87.5
94.62

Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine

91.11
96.91

Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury

3.12
3.39

Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms

14.09
1.13

Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight

4.58
7.88

Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication

12.5
17.38

Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication

22.73
14.94

Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained

0
0

Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened

26.49
26.45

Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased

25.53
15.68

Percentage of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder

4.3
0.91

Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection

0.72
1.48

Percentage of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder

47.17
42.19

Number of hospitalizations per 1000 long-stay resident days

1.92
1.69

Number of outpatient emergency department visits per 1000 long-stay resident days

0.92
0.95

Short Stay Metrics

This Facility
State Average

Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine

54.55
73.66

Percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function

66.3
73.26

Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication

0
1.56

Percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine

71.43
76.36

Percentage of short-stay residents who had an outpatient emergency department visit

3.45
10

Percentage of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission

34.48
22.95

Healthcare Near Governors House

Governors House is close to a wide range of health providers including hospitals, pharmacies and dentists. The closest hospital is Hebrew Senior Care which is 6.5 miles away, but there are also other hospitals in the area including Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center - Mount Sinai Campus, and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Pharmacies close by are CVS Pharmacy which is 0.5 miles away, Walgreens, and CVS. Have to go to the dentist? Options include Bright Smile America Dental Center which is 5.6 miles away, Dental Implants Solutions of Bloomfield CT, and Family Dental Practice of Bloomfield.

Surrounding Area

Governors House is also close to a range of restaurants, culture, shopping and parks. Looking to go out to eat or order takeout? Order Chinese at Tan Wong, French at Metro Bis or pizza at Joe Pizza. Love the arts? Head on over to Ferguson Theatre, Summerwind Performing Arts Center, or Farmington Valley Art Center. Enjoy shopping? Spend some time at Westfarms, Charter Oak Mall, or Buckland Hills Mall. Looking for a park to relax at? Enjoy the outdoors at Memorial Park, Stratton Brook State Park, or Darling-Hilles Forest Or Ensign Memorial Forest.

Weather

Weather in the area consists of an average of 147 days of rain, 35 days of snow and 182 days of sun and the total precipitation is around 2.4 inches a year. The region reaches a high of 77°F in the summer and 30°F in the winter, with an average temp of 53.3°F throughout the year. The average humidity is 73.4%, with max winds averaging around 9.2 mph.

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Reviews

General Staff Rating
Based on 6 total reviews
Care Staff Rating
Based on 5 total reviews
Food Staff Rating
Based on 1 total reviews
Tom L.
2020-09-08

1.0 rating


Well, apparently I wasn't the only one kept in the dark about my loved one's problems in this place:nursinghomesite.com/insp…immediately tell a family member about situations?Really?

KL S.
2018-11-16

5.0 rating


therapy did wonders for me and my recovery. Very comfortable place. I would recommend and return if I needed to!

Leah G.
2014-09-06

1.0 rating


It's only 8 am and it started at 5 am with 2 of them walking in my room, turning on the BRIGHT ceiling light. They proceeded to tell me it's cold in here. No kidding, I have ms and need my body temp down. They kept asking me if I wanted my windows closed. I said no. They both stood at the door, gave me horrible looks and then left. They left my light ON! I can't just get up and shut it off. So I put one of their plastic pillows over my eyes and went back to sleep. Oh, and I finally got my meds... At 2:45 am.

Victoria
2021-09-01

1.0 rating


I would never recommend this facility to anyone. My loved one was there twice . We had him placed elsewhere .... the CNAS were unkind, slow to answer calls , and in one case, refused to do the job. The first time we were there, our loved one wanted to stay in the recliner longer.. he was not tired. The CNA turned the lights off in his room and closed the door. He is diabetic, and he cannot see in the dark . He called me , because no one would respond to his pleas to turn the light on in his room. I called and talked with one of the nurses, and she did not believe me. The bed was broken, the call button did not work the first time he was there... they gave him a dinner bell to ring when he needed help!!!! We could not believe it ... this hindered his ability to heal , because he was stressed and traumatized by the whole experience . Please, stay away. In addition , the communication was terrible , and we had to go through the stress of making sure he was getting basic care.

Launa T
2021-09-01

1.0 rating


Normally I don’t like giving low reviews. But my Father in law was brought here after a bad fall and nothing good came from being at Governor’s House. Not sure if this facility is under new Management but I have noticed that most of the high star reviews are from 2 years ago. He ended up getting worse, developing bed sores, and had to go back to the hospital and the Family had him go somewhere else for proper care. From his experience at Governors House I would not consider going here.

Marta Unker
2021-09-01

1.0 rating


Several years ago I placed my father in this facility. Initially I was pleased with the care. In the last 2 years they have had 3 different owners. The recent acquisition created numerous gaps in care and a communication nightmare. My father recently died and unfortunately is was not a good experience for me or him. They are trying to staff up but at this point very short staffed. The covering doctor is one of the most obnoxious, rude, self absorbed individuals I have ever met. He should not be a physician in elder care. If you love your family member, do not place him/her in this facility. You will be greatly disappointed. I hesitated writing this review but after the neglect my father experienced in the last six months, I had no choice. I am certain that their neglect expedited his death. He took so many falls, last of which left his head bleeding and bruised. The facility never reported the incident to me. If I had not been there on a daily basis I fear the his death may have been. even more painful.

Teresa Smith
2020-01-01

5.0 rating


Erna Pivarnik
2020-01-01

5.0 rating


After a very nasty fall at home, I had the good luck to be taken in at the Governor’s House in Simsbury. I feel my three week stay here has been very beneficial. I have gained strength and mobility through the excellent work of the therapy staff. Everyone has been most helpful, from the management to the staff. The food was well balanced, plentiful and tasty. The Nursing Aids were helpful, kind and cheerful at all times. I am also grateful for having been treated by the wound doctor. The activity staff brings cheer to those who have a hard time. I thank you all most sincerely for your care.

robert Beck
2020-01-01

5.0 rating


As a 12+ year resident I really enjoy the staff at Governors House

Adan Vargas
2020-01-01

5.0 rating


Great building and excellent staff.

Marissa Valentine
2020-01-01

3.0 rating


K V
2020-01-01

5.0 rating


Great building and staff!

T H
2020-01-01

5.0 rating


Great teamwork and excellent staff.

Teri Moriarty
2019-01-01

5.0 rating


Governor's House is proud to be a 5 star center!

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.

Scope
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

Fire Safety Deficiencies

Survey Date Correction Date Letter Category Description
2019-12-18 2019-12-20 D Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies Ensure proper usage of power strips and extension cords.
2018-12-03 2019-01-11 F Smoke Deficiencies Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems.
2018-12-03 2019-01-11 F Miscellaneous Deficiencies To conduct inspection, testing and maintenance of fire doors by qualified individuals.
2017-11-06 2017-12-15 D Smoke Deficiencies Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems.
2017-11-06 2017-12-15 E Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies Have proper medical gas storage and administration areas.

Health Safety Deficiencies

Survey Date Correction Date Letter Category Description
2021-08-09 2021-09-24 D Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies Create and put into place a plan for meeting the resident's most immediate needs within 48 hours of being admitted
2021-08-09 2021-09-23 D Environmental Deficiencies Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public.
2019-12-23 2020-01-30 D Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident’s preferences and goals.
2019-12-23 2020-01-30 D Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies Provide enough food/fluids to maintain a resident's health.
2019-12-23 2020-01-30 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.
2019-12-23 2020-01-30 D Administration Deficiencies Provide or obtain laboratory tests/services when ordered and promptly tell the ordering practitioner of the results.
2020-07-07 2020-09-05 E Infection Control Deficiencies Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
2020-05-23 2020-07-16 D Infection Control Deficiencies Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
2018-12-07 2019-01-09 D Resident Rights Deficiencies Honor the resident's right to a safe, clean, comfortable and homelike environment, including but not limited to receiving treatment and supports for daily living safely.
2018-12-07 2019-01-09 D Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies Provide enough food/fluids to maintain a resident's health.
2018-12-07 2019-01-09 E Nursing and Physician Services Deficiencies Observe each nurse aide's job performance and give regular training.
2018-12-07 2019-01-09 D Infection Control Deficiencies Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
2018-12-07 2019-01-09 D Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident’s preferences and goals.
2019-05-07 2019-05-21 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.
2017-11-09 2017-12-15 E Resident Rights Deficiencies Try to resolve each resident's complaints quickly.
2017-11-09 2017-12-15 E Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies Provide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident.
2017-11-09 2017-12-15 D Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies Ensure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, unless medically necessary, and that incontinent patients receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder functions.
2017-11-09 2017-12-15 D Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies Ensure that residents with limited range of motion receive appropriate treatment and services to increase range of motion or prevent further decrease in range of motion.

Transportation

Windsor
8.9 miles away

Train

Hartford
9.9 miles away

Train

Windsor Locks
10.0 miles away

Train

Bus Stops

Iron Horse

0.6 miles away

Winslow Place

1.7 miles away

901

4.8 miles away

Day Hill and Baker Hollow

6.1 miles away

Farmington Ave and Town Farm Rd

9.8 miles away

Places of Worship

First Church of Christ, Congregational

19.4 miles away

Supermarkets

Fitzgerald's Foods

0.5 miles away

Stop & Shop

4.4 miles away

Whole Foods Market

4.5 miles away

The Fresh Market

4.8 miles away

Big Y

4.8 miles away

Banks

Santander

0.5 miles away

TD Bank

0.5 miles away

Simsbury Bank

1.0 miles away

Northwest Community Bank

4.1 miles away

People's United Bank

4.6 miles away

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