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Barn Hill Care Center

(866) 826-8384

249 High St, Newton, NJ


  • Assisted Living
  • Nursing Home

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance Yes
  • Subsidy Available No
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User Reviews

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Barn Hill Care Center is an average sized, for profit, nursing home with 154 beds based in Newton, NJ. At last check, the facility had 140 residents indicating that it is 91% occupied which is about average within the state of New Jersey. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident and family counseling services.
This nursing home and assisted living facility, is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Barn Hill Care Center, was 4 stars, which is a better rating than 80% of nursing homes in New Jersey. Important to note that this facility has recently improved and has gone from 3 stars to 4 stars.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Barn Hill Care Center with other senior care providers in New Jersey. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 05/02/2012.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

07/13/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Therapy staff 100 and 10 percent effective. As for the stay I found 98% of the nurses, nurses's aides and other staff extremely caring, and efficient. The adeministration staff is never seen, the doctors come around perodically Most are also caring. There is one who would benefit from a few lessons in humanity. That one runied what could have been a good, positive rehabiliation stay.

03/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Just terrible, Dirty,nasty employees,Patient abuse when your not around. I wouldn't return there ever again.

03/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Just terrible, Dirty,nasty employees,Patient abuse when your not around. I wouldn't return there ever again.

03/19/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

I would love to know who owns barn hill and how they would like there family member to have to be there?????? Also newton hospital needs some looking into for there care is not great either

02/07/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Nurses seem to spend more time on the computer then with patients - once specifically comes to mind first name T. is lacking compassion and simply rude. Therapists ??? all should be retrained or rehired..chef ?? two spoons of beans and sliced hot dog- is NOT a dinner !!!!! Good thing ?? all the help - the cleaning stuff and support to the all mighty nurses - ray of sunshine and home. Its a shame - since most of the people staying there really really rely on the help and compassion. Look for another place till someone wakese up and addresses the issues.

Response: First name M. needs to be retrained as well, simply not well educated

02/03/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

I am very concerned about the quality of care that is provided to patients at Barn Hill. My fiance's mother had been a patient for several months. When she was first admitted, she was placed in a room with another patient who had CDIFF which is a contangious diesease. Outside of the room was a sign to see the nurse before entering and isolation gowns and masks were placed outside of the room. When I asked the nurse if I should be concerned, she had told me that I had nothing to be concerned about. A few days later, my fiance's mother became ill. She was coughing and had a sore throat. When I asked if they had given her anything, she had said no. When I confronted the nurse, she said that she was unaware that my fiance's mother was ill. She had to wait for the doctor to come in the next day to evaluate her and that they would give her Cepacol but they were out of it.
On several occasions, his mother's clothes were thrown on the floor or thrown in a garbage can with dirty rubber gloves and used tissues. My fiance confronted the nursing staff several times about this issue. Her son took her dirty laundry home every day; however, there were days when her clothes were missing and new ones had to be purchased. The staff claimed that they would look for her clothes the next day, but nothing was ever found.
His mother was also on fall precautions. My fiance received a call one evening and was informed that his mother was found on the floor. The nurse stated that she wasn't sure how long she had been laying on the floor but that her vitals were taken and were normal.
It is my understanding, that if a patient is on "fall precautions", that individual should be on an alarm system so that in case one tries to get out of bed or out of a chair, an alarm is activated at the nursing station. I spoke with a social worker and she had informed me that his mother was not on such an alarm system nor was there any order for her to be on one.
Her last week at Barn Hill, another patient was moved into her room, making it 3 patients to one room. The room was so tight that the one bed had to be turned sideways against the wall.
My fiance finally decided to transfer his mother out of Barn Hill. She is currently in a much better facility and much happier.
I have nothing but negative things to say about Barn Hill and the employees that I interacted with. I am greatly concerned for the patients that are currently staying in such a place.

07/28/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Very poor interaction between staff and patients, when questions are asked about the quality of the patients living environment. When pressed for answers about the patients living environment as well as their health and well being, you receive nothing but double talk from staff and senior staff members.

Description of Barn Hill Care Center in Newton, NJ

Number of Beds : 154

Barn Hill Care Center, located in Newton, New Jersey provides the following services: Assisted Living and Nursing Home. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Barn Hill Care Center has received 4 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 2 stars. Barn Hill Care Center has a very good hospital, Newton Memorial Hospital, located nearby, which scored a 89 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Barn Hill Care Center's nearest hospital is 0 miles away. A more detailed description of the types of care for Barn Hill Care Center can be found here.

Barn Hill Care Center is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, Barn Hill Care Center is an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are an apartment-style habitat designed to focus on providing assistance with daily living activities. They provide a higher level of service for the elderly which can include preparing meals, housekeeping, medication assistance, laundry, and also do regular check-in's on the residents. Basically, they are designed to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing home facilities. When thinking about how to pay for care, assisted living facilities are generally less expensive than nursing homes, if assisted living is a viable option for your loved one.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

At Barn Hill Care Center, a Genesis HealthCare facility, we offer our patients and residents outstanding care, delivered by highly skilled practitioners in a warm and comfortable setting. Our Quality Healthcare Units provide skilled nursing, medical and rehabilitative care for patients and residents. Whether you are here for a short stay or for an extended period, our Clinical Care Teams are focused on implementing your personalized care program to facilitate your recovery and improve your well-being. At Academy Manor, we provide 24-hour care for long-term elderly residents and chronically ill patients, and are focused on helping each resident achieve their highest level of independence and quality of life. But, we also provide a caring bridge between hospital and home. Our Short Stay Services provide our patients with excellent rehabilitative care in a warm, family-oriented environment. Speeding recovery and returning our patients to home as quickly as possible are our primary goals, with our Clinical Care Teams there to support patients and their families during their stay. The consistent, stable staffing of our Homestead Units creates a warm and caring home-like environment for our residents afflicted with Alzheimer?s disease or other forms of dementia. Specially trained to care for people with these diseases, our staff creates individualized care programs that build on each resident?s strengths and abilities.


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  • Guest Parking
  • 24 Hour Up and Awake Staff
  • Emergency In-Room Call System
  • Fire Sprinkler System
Personal Assistance
  • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
  • Sitting, Standing, Walking
  • Toileting
  • Medication Management
On-Site Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
Memory Care Services
  • Family Members Able to Participate in Care Plan
  • Specialty Trained Staff
  • Safe Wandering Areas
  • Regular Assessments by Interdisciplinary Staff
  • Environment That is Easy to Navigate
  • Daily Planned Recreational and Social Activities
  • Activities Tailored to Residents’ Abilities