Crown Heights Center for Nursing and Rehab is a very-large nursing home located in Brooklyn, New York. We gave this facility a C overall, which is not a bad grade. This is comparable with the city grade in Brooklyn, which is a B-. Based on the data we reviewed, there are certainly much worse facilities out there. The best part of this nursing home's report card is its remarkable inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Crown Heights Center for Nursing and Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
We want to point out that this facility really outperformed its overall score in the category of inspections. In fact, it received an excellent inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in this category with a grade of A+. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this category usually have 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. Based on this, we still had a generally positive view of this nursing home's inspections.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a favorable long-term care score. As a matter of fact, we gave them a grade of B in this category, which happens to be one of our more favorable scores. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 87.81322 percent of its patients. This is a bit below what we were hoping for but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility wound up receiving a a very poor grade in our short-term care category. It was given a lowly F in this category. Our short-term care grades are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. With a score in this range in this area, we were not stunned to learn that this nursing home was well below average in multiple staffing areas we assess. It provided substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The last item we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar statistics sunk this nursing home's short-term care score.
This nursing home's worst area is nursing, which is the last category we looked at. We gave it an abysmal F for this category. Even with multiple solid scores in other categories, this grade is nevertheless alarming so we wanted to point it out. We scrutinized the qualifications of nurses at the nursing home, as well as the quantity of time those nurses worked with residents, in determining our rating in this area. This place offered just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is well below average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. This facility fared well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these statistics to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Crown Heights Center for Nursing and Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Crown Heights Center for Nursing and Rehab, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Crown Heights Center for Nursing and Rehab, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Crown Heights Center for Nursing and Rehab, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic can also be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Crown Heights Center for Nursing and Rehab, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Crown Heights Center for Nursing and Rehab, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Crown Heights Center for Nursing and Rehab, 13.6% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Crown Heights Center for Nursing and Rehab, 91.89% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Crown Heights Center for Nursing and Rehab, 14.66% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Crown Heights Center for Nursing and Rehab, 18.82% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Crown Heights Center for Nursing and Rehab, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Crown Heights Center for Nursing and Rehab, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Crown Heights Center for Nursing and Rehab, 8.77 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Crown Heights Center for Nursing and Rehab, 74.71% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements.
Scores for Brooklyn, NY
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
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