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.
Clinton County Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
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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.
Building on its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in the category of nursing. We awarded it an B+ for that category. When computing our nursing scores, we analyze both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of those nurses. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to an additional strength for this nursing home, we gave them one of our stronger grades in our short-term care category as well, with a B. Our short-term care scores are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of patients who returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed was long-term care. We gave it a C in this area. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this area. In determining our long-term care scores, we analyze the personal care offered to the facility's patients. After considering the amount of nursing care, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. Frankly, we were a bit alarmed this nursing home vaccinated only 64.72868 percent of its residents against pneumonia. On a more positive note, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations 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.
Clinton County Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Clinton County Nursing Home, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Clinton County Nursing Home, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Clinton County Nursing Home, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Clinton County Nursing Home, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Clinton County Nursing Home, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Clinton County Nursing Home, 13.2% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Clinton County Nursing Home, 91.26% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Clinton County Nursing Home, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Clinton County Nursing Home, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels.
In Clinton County Nursing Home, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Clinton County Nursing Home, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you 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-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 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
- University of Vermont Medical Center Inc18.9 miles away111 Colchester Avenue Dialysis Unit-Shep 4 Burlington Vermont 05401Dialysis Stations: 10 (802) 847-5269