With an address in Plattsburgh, New York, Champlain Valley Physicians Hosp Med Center S N F is one of four facilities in this area. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the higher-graded nursing homes we assessed. A score in this range requires very strong scores across the board. You simply can not do any better than this facility. This nursing home was also given strong grades in each of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Champlain Valley Physicians Hosp Med Center S N F
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home earned an excellent inspection report. As a result, it received one of our highest scores in this area with an A. Arguably the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe. This indicates that CMS didn't consider any of these deficiencies to create an imminent risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Among its many impressive grades, this nursing home was awarded first-rate short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a score of A- in this category. With our short-term care assessment, we endeavor to create a valuable measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess a nursing home's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. We were not able to locate registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. The last statistic we considered in this area is the percentage of residents that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded an impressive long-term care grade. Indeed, we gave it an above average grade of B+ in this area. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 99.13793 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The final area we rated was nursing, in which this nursing home received a grade of B. This actually ended up being this facility's worst category. A nursing home is doing something right when their lowest grade still rates higher than most other nursing homes. When calculating our nursing grades, we weigh both nursing hours and the training levels of the nurses. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving patients more often.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Champlain Valley Physicians Hosp Med Center S N F Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hosp Med Center S N F, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hosp Med Center S N F, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hosp Med Center S N F, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs
This measures the percentage of long-term patients who sustained UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric can also be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hosp Med Center S N F, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care residents who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hosp Med Center S N F, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hosp Med Center S N F, 13.6% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients exhibiting signs of depression. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hosp Med Center S N F, 91.89% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hosp Med Center S N F, 14.66% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hosp Med Center S N F, 18.82% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hosp Med Center S N F, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hosp Med Center S N F, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hosp Med Center S N F, 8.77 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hosp Med Center S N F, 74.71% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts argue this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Plattsburgh, NY
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Plattsburgh, New York has 3 other nursing homes
- Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical CtrAcute Care Hospitals 0 miles away75 Beekman Street Plattsburgh New York 12901Voluntary non-profit - Private(518) 562-7767
- h.k. Freedman Renal Center1.47 miles away91 Plaza Boulevard Plattsburgh New York 12901CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (518) 566-7043