Nursing Homes in Waterbury, CT- Monthly Analysis & Key Metrics

Data as of March 10, 2024

Reviewed by Richard Saunders

The City Level Skilled Nursing Home Analysis Report

Recently, the Biden administration announced a goal of improving nursing home care, as highlighted in several important announcements (see the initial announcement and a subsequent announcement). While this is a commendable goal, it is not entirely clear what the best approach is for achieving it. Proposing minimum staffing levels for all nursing homes simplifies a complicated issue. Nursing Homes address a wide range of resident needs, from short-term rehabilitation to long-term care to dementia and memory issues, that require different levels of care. It also fails to address a national staffing shortage that will likely only worsen.

At NursingHomeDatabase.com, we believe that one critical element of any improvement effort is to have access to good, clear data and analysis that can help everyone understand the current state of affairs, identify trends, and track progress over time. To this end, we have built this series of reports that will try to illuminate the key metrics of nursing home performance for each state. Our reports are designed to provide valuable insights and inform policymakers, healthcare providers, and families who are interested in nursing home care.

The analysis for the state level report cards of nursing home care is primarily derived from data that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ("CMS") provides. CMS publishes weekly data about nursing home occupancy and COVID-19 infections and publishes monthly reports with ratings, staffing levels, and deficiencies.

Summary Analysis of Nursing Homes in Waterbury
The 10,000 foot view

Updated on March 10, 2024

This analysis is based on homes within a 25 mile radius of the city.

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, Waterbury has a total of 138 active skilled nursing facilities and 15,817 beds. Based on a recent US Census estimate of the population of Waterbury of 189,614, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 11.99 persons in Waterbury. There were 13,731 residents in nursing homes as March 10, 2024 for a city wide occupancy level of 86.81 percent. (Note that the home count is based on monthly data provided by CMS and the number of beds and the occupancy numbers are based on weekly data. There is a minor number of homes that do not report their data weekly.)

According to the monthly data, Waterbury has added 0 new beds and lost 0 existing beds over the past year.

The Biden Administration has announced that it wants to regulate minimum nursing home staffing levels. They have proposed minimums of .55 hours of care per resident per day from registered nurses (RNs) and 2.45 hours of care per resident per day certified nursing aids (CNAs). These are the current level amount of hours per resident per day of care for Waterbury and a comparison to the state and national averages:

Staffing Levels City State / National
Registered Nurse (RN) 0.70 0.71 / 0.65
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 2.18 2.19 / 2.26
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 0.86 0.84 / 0.88
All Staff 3.74 3.74 / 3.79

State Analysis: Look here for the latest nursing home analysis for Connecticut.

COVID-19 Infections in Waterbury Nursing Homes

While COVID-19 infections and deaths are down significantly from late 2020 and 2021, the number of infections and deaths continues to be monitored. For nursing homes in Waterbury there were a total of 80 new cases and 80 new deaths among residents for the week ending March 10, 2024. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in Waterbury

No new homes were reported by CMS over the past twelve months.

No homes were removed by CMS over the past twelve months.

Occupancy Percentages for Waterbury Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in Waterbury, CT. Occupancies levels for individual facilities will differ and can be found on the detail page for the specific nursing home.

Best and Worst Nursing Homes in Waterbury

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in Waterbury based on their most recent weighted average inspection score. Some nursing homes may have higher overall 5-star ratings than the homes on this list. We feel that the health inspection score is the best indicator of current operations. It changes quicker than the overall rating.

Facility Rating
Pilgrim Manor
52 MISSIONARY RD
CROMWELL, CT
23.33
Touchpoints at Bloomfield
140 PARK AVE
BLOOMFIELD, CT
19.33
Milford Health Care Center Inc
195 PLATT STREET
MILFORD, CT
17.33
Caleb Hitchcock Health Center
40 LOEFFLER RD
BLOOMFIELD, CT
15.33
Bishop Wicke Health and Rehab Ct
584 LONG HILL AVE
SHELTON, CT
3.33
Cook Willow Health and Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
81 HILLSIDE AVENUE
PLYMOUTH, CT
13.33
Pomperaug Woods Health Center
80 HERITAGE RD
SOUTHBURY, CT
34.00
Portland Care and Rehab Center
333 MAIN ST
PORTLAND, CT
8.67
Ridge Crest at Meadow Ridge
100 REDDING ROAD
WEST REDDING, CT
18.67
Seabury
200 SEABURY DRIVE
BLOOMFIELD, CT
27.33

The list below shows the worst skilled nursing facilities in Waterbury based on their most recent weighted average inspection score.

Facility Rating
Sheriden Woods Health Care Center
321 STONECREST DRIVE
BRISTOL, CT
87.67
/
Abbott Terrace Health Center
44 ABBOTT TERR
WATERBURY, CT
98.00
/
Apple Rehab Middletown
600 HIGHLAND AVE
MIDDLETOWN, CT
93.67
St Joseph's Center
6448 MAIN STREET
TRUMBULL, CT
108.67
Arden House
850 MIX AVE
HAMDEN, CT
135.50
Village Green of Bristol Rehab and Health Center
23 FAIR STREET
FORESTVILLE, CT
75.33
The Summit at Plantsville
261 SUMMIT STREET
PLANTSVILLE, CT
82.00
/
Apple Rehab Watertown
35 BUNKER HILL RD
WATERTOWN, CT
60.67
/
Apple Rehab Rocky Hill
45 ELM STREET
ROCKY HILL, CT
97.67
Autumn Lake Healthcare at Cromwell
385 MAIN STREET
CROMWELL, CT
36.67

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