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Bronxcare Special Care Center

  • Nursing Home
  • For people with disabilities

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Bronxcare Special Care Center's website

1265 Fulton Avenue,
Bronx NY 10456

(718) 579-7000

98.45% estimated occupancy 1

Bronxcare Special Care Center is a very-large non-profit facility in Bronx, New York. With an overall grade of B-, this appears to be a solid nursing home. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Bronx. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's report card is its remarkable inspection rating, which you can find in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

While this nursing home's overall grade was not bad, it really excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A+ for that category, which is one of our highest scores. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection grades. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some can be quite insignificant. This facility was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to create an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Another one of this facility's more impressive category scores was in the category of long-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a B+. It actually performed better than most facilities in this category. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 85.16355 percent of its residents. This is a bit below what we expected. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, at least this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

Another strength of this nursing home is its favorable grade in nursing. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with an impressive grade of D. The nursing score is based on a host of factors. The most important factor is the amount of time nurses spend with patients. This place averaged a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing scores. This facility fared well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these metrics to be measures of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

This facility's weakest area was short-term care, which is the final area we assessed. Sadly, it received a lowly F in this category. Even with some acceptable grades in other areas, this grade is nevertheless disappointing so we wanted to make sure you are aware. Short-term care grades are often employed to score a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to offer high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally must provide better levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. We found that this facility was below average in multiple staffing areas we looked at. It supplied fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other facilities. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 3.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Bronxcare Special Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Bronxcare Special Care Center, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-plus

In Bronxcare Special Care Center, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a fall which caused major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Bronxcare Special Care Center, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Bronxcare Special Care Center, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term patients that are given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Bronxcare Special Care Center, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Bronxcare Special Care Center, 13.6% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Bronxcare Special Care Center, 91.89% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Bronxcare Special Care Center, 14.66% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Bronxcare Special Care Center, 18.82% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Bronxcare Special Care Center, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Bronxcare Special Care Center, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Bronxcare Special Care Center, 8.77 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Bronxcare Special Care Center, 74.71% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some argue this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Scores for Bronx, NY

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of D
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

Looking for more options? Bronx, New York has 44 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Bronx-Lebanon Hospital CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.02 miles away1276 Fulton Avenue Bronx New York 10456Proprietary(212) 588-7000
  • Lincoln Medical & Mental Health CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.44 miles away234 East 149th Street Bronx New York 10451Government - Local(718) 579-5000
  • St Barnabas HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.61 miles away4422 Third Avenue Bronx New York 10457Voluntary non-profit - Private(212) 960-9000
  • Harlem Hospital CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.26 miles away506 Lenox Avenue New York New York 10037Government - Local(212) 939-1000
  • Jacobi Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.48 miles away1400 Pelham Parkway South Bronx New York 10461Government - Local(718) 918-5000
  • Montefiore Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.61 miles away111 East 210th Street Bronx New York 10467Voluntary non-profit - Private(718) 920-4321
  • Metropolitan Hospital CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.9 miles away1901 First Avenue New York New York 10029Government - Local(212) 423-6262
  • Lenox Hill HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.02 miles away100 East 77th Street New York New York 10021Voluntary non-profit - Private(212) 439-2345

Nearby Dialysis

  • New York Renal Associates0.23 miles away3468 Park Avenue Bronx New York 10456CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 40 (718) 401-2836
  • Newtown Dialysis Center, Inc.0.4 miles away1160 Teller Avenue Bronx New York 10456Dialysis Stations: 12 (718) 215-4355
  • Knickerbocker Dialysis Inc.1.03 miles away1490 Macombs Road Bronx New York 10452Dialysis Stations: 21 (718) 588-2347
  • Grand Concourse Dialysis Facility1.05 miles away1780 Grand Concourse Bronx New York 10457CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (718) 583-1800
  • Knickerbocker Dialysis Inc.1.05 miles away931 Bruckner Blvd Bronx New York 10459Dialysis Stations: 36 (718) 378-0921
  • Davita Mount Hope Dialysis Center1.21 miles away1940 Webster Avenue 2nd Floor Bronx New York 10457Dialysis Stations: 16 (718) 901-9122
  • Davita South Bronx Dialysis Center1.21 miles away1940 Webster Avenue Bronx New York 10457CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (718) 299-9212
  • Knickerbocker Dialysis1.28 miles away459 East 149th Street Bronx New York 10455Dialysis Stations: 24 (718) 585-4951