Chemung County Health Center - Nursing Facility is a large government-owned nursing home in Elmira, New York. This nursing home proved to be a grade A facility, which is a very elite score. At the end of the day, this facility should be a no brainer for just about anybody. Keep reading to see this facility's category grades, which are also impressive. It would be hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
Chemung County Health Center - 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
- Government - County
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we gave this place an A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection grades weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this category typically have very few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
To complement its strong assessments in other areas, we awarded this facility a grade of A- for its long-term care score. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 99.609375 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is often a dangerous illness for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility does not take any chances. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning our next area, we gave this facility a grade of A- for its short-term care score. This is a very strong score. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we assess the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This score is frequently a fair measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we considered in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
In our last category, this nursing home also received a first-rate nursing grade, with a B+. This completed a first-rate report card. There are many subcategories within this area. Many of the factors reflect the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving a resident more frequently.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Chemung County Health Center - Nursing Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Chemung County Health Center - Nursing Facility, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Chemung County Health Center - Nursing Facility, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a fall resulting in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Chemung County Health Center - Nursing Facility, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Chemung County Health Center - Nursing Facility, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Chemung County Health Center - Nursing Facility, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Chemung County Health Center - Nursing Facility, 13.2% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Increased rates of depression may reveal worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Chemung County Health Center - Nursing Facility, 91.26% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Chemung County Health Center - Nursing Facility, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Chemung County Health Center - Nursing Facility, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Chemung County Health Center - Nursing Facility, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Chemung County Health Center - Nursing Facility, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Chemung County Health Center - Nursing Facility, 8.8 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Chemung County Health Center - Nursing Facility, 75.07% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.
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