Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Little Falls, New York. This nursing home turns out to be a decent facility, with an overall grade of C. Based on our ratings, this facility likely wouldn't be a bad choice. One of the major highlights of this facility's report card is its remarkable inspection rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall grade was not bad, it really fared well in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our best scores. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are quite insignificant. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best area is short-term care. We awarded it a B- in this category. This is basically a slightly below average grade in this category. Short-term care grades are typically employed to measure a facility's rehabilitation services. To provide highly graded rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to offer higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. We were surprised to find that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. It supplied fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.7 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next area we graded is long-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a solid grade of C. Our long-term care grade is typically used to judge a facility's performance as a traditional convalescent home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services offered by a rehabilitation facility. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 91.6318 percent of its residents. This is a few points lower than we anticipated but still a decent figure. Nevertheless, this facility keeps its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The next category we assessed is nursing, turned out to be this nursing home's weakest category. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in this category. In computing a facility's nursing score, we weigh the quantity of hours nurses commit to residents and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home offered only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is an alarmingly low total. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing scores. This facility fared well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
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, 9.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 3.11% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a fall leading to serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 2.03% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with facilities with worst hygiene practices. Closer supervision can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are given antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 13.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care residents that were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 13.75% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 90.38% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 15.3% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 14.12% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is important to the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 14.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term 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 Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 9.74 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 75.23% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
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