Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is a very-large government-owned nursing home located in Albany, New York. Featuring an overall rating of B-, this is a middle of the road nursing home. Based on our ratings, this nursing home has some redeeming qualities. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's profile is its exemplary inspection grade, which is addressed in the next section.
Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
780 Albany Shaker Road,
Albany NY 12211
85.64% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - County
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was not bad, it really excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A+ for that category, which is one of our highest scores. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are quite minor. This facility was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a favorable grade in long-term care. This nursing home earned a grade of B in this category, which happens to be one of our higher grades. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 61.35458 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is a bit less than we anticipated but still a decent figure. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility received its next highest category score in the category of short-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of C in this category, which is a respectable score. In the category of short-term care, we try to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this facility provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final datapoint we considered in this area is the number of patients who returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.1 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
The last area we rated was nursing, which was this facility's least impressive area. We gave this nursing home a D in this area. Sadly, this score pulled down the nursing home's overall profile a bit. When calculating our nursing grades, we weigh both nursing hours and the training levels of the nurses. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This place fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these data points to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care residents who suffered a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by poor nursing care. However, this datapoint can also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 13.2% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 91.26% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 8.8 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 75.07% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Albany, NY
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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