Clinton County Nursing Home is a senior living facility located in Plattsburgh, New York, a city with a population of 34,656 people. Sporting an overall score of B, this appears to be a good facility. You could certainly do much worse than this place. This nursing home was stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any weak links in any of our major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Clinton County Nursing Home
- 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
- Government - County
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of earning a strong overall rating, this facility fared even better in the area of inspections which is based on the facility's recent inspections. In fact, we gave it an A- for that category, which is one of our best grades. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to resident safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
In addition, this nursing home also received favorable short-term care scores in our assessment. In fact, we awarded it one of our stronger grades in that area, with a grade of B+. Short-term care grades are important for individuals needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents that ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. Our nursing score looks at the facility's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we graded was long-term care. For this category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of C. If you are looking for services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care grades. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. Frankly, we were a bit alarmed this nursing home vaccinated 72.39819 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which happens to be quite a few points below what we expected. Fortunately, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Clinton County Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Clinton County Nursing Home, 9.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Clinton County Nursing Home, 3.11% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Clinton County Nursing Home, 2.03% of Patients had UTIs
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care patients that suffered from a UTI. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Clinton County Nursing Home, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Clinton County Nursing Home, 13.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term care residents that are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Clinton County Nursing Home, 13.75% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Clinton County Nursing Home, 90.38% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Clinton County Nursing Home, 15.3% 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 could indicate erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Clinton County Nursing Home, 14.12% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Clinton County Nursing Home, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Clinton County Nursing Home, 14.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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 1.44 miles away75 Beekman Street Plattsburgh New York 12901Voluntary non-profit - Private(518) 562-7767
- University of Vermont Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 18.78 miles away111 Colchester Ave Burlington Vermont 05401Voluntary non-profit - Other(802) 847-0000
- h.k. Freedman Renal Center2.47 miles away91 Plaza Boulevard Plattsburgh New York 12901CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (518) 566-7043
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