Central Island Healthcare is in Plainview, New York. This city has a population of 28,127 people. This nursing home received an overall grade of B, which is a quality score. Based on our assessment, you can do much worse than this facility. This place was stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any poor grades in any of our major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
Central Island Healthcare
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
On top of receiving a great overall grade, this facility performed even better in our inspections category which is associated with the facility's recent government inspections. In fact, we gave it an A+ for this area, which is one of our best scores. Our inspection grades are tied to pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to create an immediate threat to patient health or safety. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also received an impressive short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this category. Our short-term care ratings are crucial for residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates more highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility's third best category turned out to be its long-term care grade, where it received a grade of B-. In our long-term care score, we analyze the quantity of services provided by a facility, as well as some quality statistics. After we finished looking at the quantity of nursing care, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. We were pleased to discover that this facility vaccinates 99.24812 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The next category we assessed is nursing. This facility was given a grade of C for the area. We looked at the qualifications of nurses working for the nursing home, as well as the quantity of hours the nurses spent with patients, in computing our rating in this area. This nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a low total compared with most other facilities. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics. Although this place got docked a bit for nursing hours, it excelled in some of these quality measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it did very well in this subcategory. This is typically a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning patients more often.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Central Island Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Central Island Healthcare, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Central Island Healthcare, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Central Island Healthcare, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Central Island Healthcare, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Central Island Healthcare, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically used to treat residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Central Island Healthcare, 13.6% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Central Island Healthcare, 91.89% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Central Island Healthcare, 14.66% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Central Island Healthcare, 18.82% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who maintained mobility.
In Central Island Healthcare, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Central Island Healthcare, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Central Island Healthcare, 8.77 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Central Island Healthcare, 74.71% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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