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 C. A grade of this caliber requires some respectable scores. You can certainly do worse than this place. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's report card is its exemplary inspection rating, which we will address in the next section.
Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 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
We want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home really outperformed its overall score in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, we gave it one of our best scores in that category with an A. Arguably the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best area is long-term care. We gave it a grade of C in this area. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this area. Our long-term care grade focuses on a nursing home's personal care instead of the skilled nursing or healthcare services that are critical to a skilled nursing facility. One of the statistics we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccines. Candidly, we were a bit alarmed this facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to a relatively low 70.149254 percent of its residents. Nevertheless, this place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at is short-term care, where this facility was awarded a grade of C in this category. Short-term care scores are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a broad scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, this place was below average in terms of its level of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we assessed. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
The next area we graded is nursing, which is this nursing home's worst category. Unfortunately, we gave it an F in this category, which is clearly concerning. In determining a nursing home's nursing score, we look at the amount of time nurses commit to patients and the levels of training of the nurses. This place provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is an alarmingly low total. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This place fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
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, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients which suffered a fall which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients that are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 13.6% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 91.89% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 14.66% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 18.82% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 8.77 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 74.71% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.
Scores for Ithaca, NY
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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