Brooklyn Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a very-large non-profit nursing home in Brooklyn, New York. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B-. A score of this caliber requires some respectable scores. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Brooklyn. The best part of this facility's report card is its stellar inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
Brooklyn Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Contracted Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
We want to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home outperformed its overall grade in the category 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+. Inspection scores account for several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this category usually have few of these severe deficiencies. While this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose 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
This nursing home also performed well in the area of long-term care, with high-end score of A- in this area. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in this category it is usually a good sign for patient care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 97.18499 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Moving on to another strength for this facility, it also received an elite nursing grade. In fact, we gave this facility an impressive grade of D. In calculating a facility's nursing grade, we weigh the amount of time nurses are caring for residents and the skill levels of the nurses. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing ratings. This place fared well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our final category, this facility didn't perform very well. Due to a rock bottom grade of F in short-term care, this is this facility's poorest grade. In computing our short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This area is more often than not a reliable measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Unfortunately, we learned that this place provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most other facilities. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. This definitely wasn't a strength for this facility. We found that just 4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. At most facilities, about half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brooklyn Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brooklyn Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brooklyn Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care residents which experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brooklyn Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percent of long-term care residents that sustained urinary tract infections. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brooklyn Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brooklyn Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brooklyn Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 13.6% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brooklyn Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 91.89% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brooklyn Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 14.66% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brooklyn Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 18.82% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Brooklyn Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation 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 reduced hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brooklyn Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Brooklyn Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 8.77 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Brooklyn Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 74.71% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living generally correlates with better rehabilitation services.
Scores for Brooklyn, 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
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
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