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. If you aren't deterred by this place's report card, feel free to continue reading to learn more about its category grades. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
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Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
While we were not very complementary of this nursing home's overall grade, it actually received a very impressive inspection report this year. In fact, it received an excellent inspection report this year. As a result, it earned one of our highest scores in that category with an A-. Inspection scores are based on many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important item to look for on these inspections. You should especially avoid facilities with severe deficiencies linked to endangerment of patients. This facility was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to resident health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's long-term care rating turns out to be one of its better grades. The facility received a C in this area. Our long-term care ratings are essential for individuals seeking non-healthcare services such as personal care. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We discovered that this facility provided the vaccine to just 72.79793 percent of its patients, which is somewhat concerning. On a more positive note, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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We were stunned to find that this facility also excelled in the area of nursing. In fact, we awarded it an impressive grade of D for that category, which is one of our best scores. There are quite a few factors included in this area. Many of these criteria are tied to staffing levels. This place averaged only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is well below average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these datapoints to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we looked at was short-term care, was this facility's least impressive area. We gave this facility a D in this category. Short-term care scores are based on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. With its score in this category, we weren't stunned to learn that this facility is well below average in terms of the number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the figures we assessed. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of patients that eventually returned home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 4.3 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, this was quite a bit below average.
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, 8.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 6.29% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 23.44% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients that are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 44.5% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. High levels of depression could be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 80.36% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 12.02% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 9.15% of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels.
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 9.15% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 21.23% of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 95.02% of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Ithaca, NY
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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
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- St. Joseph's - Cortland18.99 miles away3993 West Road Cortland New York 13045CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 10 (607) 662-0140