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. In fact, it was given our most impressive grade. You flat out can not do much better than this facility. We also gave this nursing home strong grades in each of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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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
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Short-term Care Quality
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ short-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 6.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Adding to its impressive category grades, this facility also excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned an A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being quite minor. This facility was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies to be an immediate risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. There are numerous datapoints within this grade. Many of these subcategories relate to staffing levels. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
In the last category we scored, this nursing home received a very strong grade of A in our long-term care category. With this grade, the facility finished off a straight A profile. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 96.296295 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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, 9.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 3.11% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 2.03% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 13.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 13.75% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 90.38% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 15.3% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 14.12% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 14.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 9.74 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 75.23% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Plattsburgh, NY
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- 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