With an address in Plattsburgh, New York, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility is one of four facilities in this area. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the highest-graded nursing homes we looked at. This nursing home received one of the most impressive grades that we offer. You really can't do any better than this nursing home. We also gave this facility strong grades in all of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 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
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Top Nursing Home in New York Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Plattsburgh, New York Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Plattsburgh, New York Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Plattsburgh, New York Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it earned an A+ short-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. In crafting these short-term care scores, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to formulate a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 6.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Turning to our inspection category, this facility excelled in that area, which is based on the nursing home's recent inspection reports. In fact, we awarded it an A for that category. Inspection ratings are based on several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our third category, this facility also earned a score of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is a well above average grade in this area. When facilities receive this type of score in this category it is usually a good sign for patient care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. One of the criteria we considered after nursing hours was vaccines. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 98.26087 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a great way to avoid unnecessary deaths for the elderly population. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
In the last area, we gave this nursing home a A for our nursing score. This rounded out a very favorable report card. In determining our nursing grades, we look at both nursing hours and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic may be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 13.2% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 91.26% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence. Many argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 8.8 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 75.07% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with successful rehabilitation.
Scores for Plattsburgh, NY
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- 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