Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is located in Ithaca, New York. This city has 66,641 people. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of D. A grade of this caliber typically suggests some concerning datapoints. If you are not happy with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Ithaca. The city has just three other nursing homes. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's report card is its strong inspection reports. You can continue reading to find out about inspections and other category grades
Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not complementary of this nursing home's overall performance, it actually received an impressive inspection report this year with few dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it received one of our better grades in that area with a grade of B+. Our inspection ratings are tied to items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important thing to look for on these reports. Most importantly, you should avoid nursing homes that have severe deficiencies linked to risks to resident well being. This facility was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to resident safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given its next highest category score in the area of long-term care. We awarded this nursing home a grade of C in this category, which is a respectable score. Our long-term care grade focuses on a facility's assistance with daily living instead of the skilled nursing or medical services that are critical to a skilled nursing facility. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. Candidly, we were a bit concerned this facility vaccinated just 61.651917 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Nevertheless, this facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
We awarded this nursing home just a D for our short-term care rating. This is well below average in this category. In determining our short-term care ratings, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to devise a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Based on its grade in this category, we were not stunned to find that this facility is well below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its patients based on the measures we looked at. Honestly, this was what we expected to find. The last metric we considered in this area is the percentage of residents that were able to return home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 5.2 percent of its patients returning home. This was quite a bit below average.
Moving on to our final category, this nursing home did not fare well in this area either. With a bottom of the barrel grade of F in nursing, this is just about as bad as it gets. Our nursing score weighs a handful of subcategories, however, the paramount consideration is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing scores. This facility performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these data points to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients which have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who have had a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term residents that are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 13.2% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 91.26% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility. Some would argue that mobility is critical to residents' physical and mental health.
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 8.8 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 75.07% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Ithaca, NY
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
Looking for more options? Ithaca, New York has 3 other nursing homes
- Cayuga Medical Center at IthacaAcute Care Hospitals 2.86 miles away101 Dates Drive Ithaca New York 14850Voluntary non-profit - Private(607) 274-4401
- Schuyler Hospital, IncCritical Access Hospitals 19.07 miles away220 Steuben Street Montour Falls New York 14865Voluntary non-profit - Private(607) 530-7121
- Davita Ithaca Dialysis Center3.19 miles away201 Dates Drive Suite 206 Ithaca New York 14850Dialysis Stations: 12 (607) 272-1693
- Davita Schuyler Dialysis18.9 miles away220 Steuben Street Montour Falls New York 14865Dialysis Stations: 4 (607) 210-1997
- St. Joseph's - Cortland18.99 miles away3993 West Road Cortland New York 13045CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 10 (607) 662-0140