With an address in Cooperstown, New York, Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is the only facility we found in the city. We awarded it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack rating. You can certainly do worse than this facility. The best part of this nursing home's profile is is its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
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- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it earned an excellent inspection score. Its inspection score was far better than its overall grade. In our inspections category, we gave this facility an A-. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple of minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, we awarded this nursing home a B in our long-term care category. This is one of our better grades. If you are seeking services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care grades. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 66.9145 percent of its patients. This is a few points lower than we expected but still a reasonably acceptable figure. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of C, which is a decent grade. There are a number of datapoints included in this area. Most of the factors relate to levels of nurse staffing. This particular facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This figure is significantly below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home surprisingly excelled in some of the quality measures we assessed. It performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at was short-term care, which turned out to be a weak spot for this facility. We awarded this nursing home a grade of just D for the area of short-term care. In determining our short-term care scores, we analyze a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This score is generally a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation. With its weak score in this area, we were not shocked to find that this facility offered substantially fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other facilities. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 4.9 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 9.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents 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 Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 3.11% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percent of long-term residents who have suffered falls resulting in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 2.03% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better hygiene protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 13.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 13.75% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 90.38% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 15.3% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 14.12% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Some argue that mobility is vital to patients well-being.
In Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to maintaining the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 14.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 9.74 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room 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 Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 75.23% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with successful rehabilitation.