Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Little Falls, New York. This nursing home received an overall grade of D in our grading scheme. Based on our ratings, this facility likely isn't the best fit for most people. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's report card is its impressive inspection score. You can scroll down to find out about inspections and other category grades
Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this nursing home's overall score, it received a very impressive inspection report this year. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it earned one of our highest scores in that category with an A. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given its next best category score in the category of short-term care. We awarded this nursing home a grade of C in this category, which is a reasonably acceptable grade. Short-term care scores are important for individuals in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a wide spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. We were surprised to find that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. In fact, it supplied fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The last measure we looked at in this area is the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
Does this page answer your questions about Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center?
Long-term Care Quality
Another unfortunate development was the F this nursing home received in the category of long-term care. Facilities that do not fare well in long-term care often do not provide as much nursing care and also may be lagging in some of the areas of routine healthcare services we looked at. Once we assessed the volume of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 93.22034 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.
The next category we scored is nursing, where this facility was given a poor score here also. Sadly, it received an F in this category, which is obviously somewhat alarming. The nursing score features many data points. The most important one is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This nursing home offered 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 assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these statistics to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which experienced falls which resulted in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 13.2% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 91.26% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels.
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 8.8 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 75.07% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
- Little Falls HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.73 miles away140 Burwell Street Little Falls New York 13365Voluntary non-profit - Private(315) 823-5261
- Bassett Healthcare Little Falls Dialysis0.7 miles away140 Burwell Street Little Falls New York 13365Dialysis Stations: 12 (315) 508-9100
- Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare - Herkimer6.79 miles away201 East State Street Herkimer New York 13350Dialysis Stations: 8 (315) 574-3025
- Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare - Masonic17.04 miles away2150 Bleeker Street Utica New York 13501Dialysis Stations: 20 (315) 724-3897
- Fslh-St. Luke's Home Renal Dialysis19.22 miles away1650 Champlain Avenue Utica New York 13502Dialysis Stations: 8 (315) 624-8998