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. This nursing home's only redeeming quality was its inspection score, which you can find additional information about below.
Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. This turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility an D. We scrutinized the qualifications of nurses at the facility, as well as the quantity of hours those nurses spent with residents, in calculating our grade in this area. This nursing home offered just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing scores. This nursing home fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second worse category was short-term care, where it earned a grade of just D in that area. This is a relatively poor score. Our short-term care grades are crucial for residents seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. With a score this poor for this area, we weren't surprised to discover that this place was below average in two of the key staffing figures we looked at. The nursing home offered significantly fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most other facilities. The last datapoint we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.2 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor statistics doomed this facility's short-term care grade.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we graded is long-term care, in which this nursing home received a bottom of the barrel grade in this category also. Unfortunately, we gave it an F in this area, which is obviously a major concern. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 94.957985 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is better than the average nursing home. Surprisingly, this place also keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
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, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which have pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percent of long-term residents which suffered falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who suffered from a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of long-term patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care patients that were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 13.6% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 91.89% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 14.66% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 18.82% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who maintained mobility.
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 8.77 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 74.71% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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