Alice Hyde Medical Center is a large hospital-based nursing home in Malone, New York. Featuring an overall rating of B+, this looks like a strong nursing home. This nursing home definitely has plenty going for it. 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 Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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 performed even better in our inspections category which is based on the facility's recent government inspections. We awarded it an A for that area, which is one of our highest grades. Our inspection scores are tied to items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose 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
Additionally, this nursing home also received favorable long-term care scores in our assessment. Indeed, we gave them one of our more favorable grades in that area, with a score of B+. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. One of the datapoints we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 98.405464 percent of its patients. This is a proven method to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the senior population. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the third area, this nursing home also received a score of B for its short-term care rating. This is an above average score in this area. In determining our short-term care ratings, we look at a facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This category is considered to be a solid measure of a facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
The next area we rated is nursing, where this nursing home received a B. This nursing home didn't end up having any weak links. When determining a nursing home's nursing grade, we assess the amount of time nurses spend with patients and the level of skill of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alice Hyde Medical Center, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alice Hyde Medical Center, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percent of long-term stay patients that had UTI's. UTI's could be an indication of worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alice Hyde Medical Center, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alice Hyde Medical Center, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alice Hyde Medical Center, 13.6% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alice Hyde Medical Center, 91.89% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alice Hyde Medical Center, 14.66% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alice Hyde Medical Center, 18.82% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were able to retain mobility. Many would argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' physical and mental health.
In Alice Hyde Medical Center, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alice Hyde Medical Center, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Alice Hyde Medical Center, 8.77 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alice Hyde Medical Center, 74.71% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.
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