Alice Hyde Medical Center is a large hospital-based nursing home in Malone, New York. Featuring an overall rating of A-, this is without a doubt a very strong nursing home. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities in the country. This facility's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Alice Hyde Medical Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
45 Sixth Street,
Malone NY 12953
89.55% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a strong overall score, this facility also excelled in our inspections category, which is based on its recent inspection reports. We gave it an A for that area. Our inspection grades are based on many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
On the list of its many high-end grades, this nursing home received a top-shelf short-term care score. In fact, it received a score of A- in that area. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we assessed in this category is the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. Our nursing rating weighs several subcategories, but the paramount one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we rated is long-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a strong grade of B. Facilities that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 97.32143 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Alice Hyde Medical Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Alice Hyde Medical Center, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alice Hyde Medical Center, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay patients who have had a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alice Hyde Medical Center, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of poor nursing care. However, this metric may also be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alice Hyde Medical Center, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alice Hyde Medical Center, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alice Hyde Medical Center, 13.2% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alice Hyde Medical Center, 91.26% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alice Hyde Medical Center, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate erosion of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alice Hyde Medical Center, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels. Many believe that mobility is important for patients mental and physical health.
In Alice Hyde Medical Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alice Hyde Medical Center, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Alice Hyde Medical Center, 8.8 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alice Hyde Medical Center, 75.07% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements.
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