Note: Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center is located in Albany, New York, a city with a total of 151,022 people. This is a well below average nursing home, with an overall grade of D. Albany received a city grade of B-, so there are some other options in the city worth looking at. We would not blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, inspection grades are discussed in the next section.

Additional Details:

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Non profit - Corporation

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

B-
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

While this place's overall grade is not a highlight, it received a somewhat respectable grade in the area of inspections. We awarded it a B- for that category, which is a decent score. Our inspection scores account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: CFeb 19: CMay 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

One of this facility's more respectable category scores came in the category of short-term care. This turned out to be its second best category. In that category, we gave this nursing home a B-. Short-term care grades are often employed to grade a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide highly scored rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. When we looked at this facility's physical therapist hours, we found it offered more hours of physical therapy per day to its residents than most nursing homes. The final item we considered in this area is the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. It fared respectably with 47.4 percent of its residents returning home.

Long-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: B-
Historical

The next best area we awarded this nursing home in any category came in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a B-. Our long-term care grades are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of care. This includes a vast range of personal care services, ranging from assistance with activities of daily living to routine medical services. After looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. We were pleased to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 98.30747 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

C
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Historical

Turning to our fourth area, this nursing home was awarded a decent nursing grade of C. The nursing grade includes many subcategories, but the main one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is better than average. In determining our scores, we add more weight to hours performed by more highly trained nurses such as registered or licensed nurses. Finally, we also factored a few quality-based metrics into our nursing grades. This facility was relatively weak in some of the areas we look at, with subpar scores for minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are often good indicators of the quality of nursing care provided.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
D
State:
B
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
B-
8.3%
State
B-
8.47%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients which have had a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.

Provider
D
5.5%
State
B+
2.91%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with insufficient hygiene.

Provider
B+
1.7%
State
B+
2.21%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
B+
11.55%
State
B+
11.1%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.

Provider
A-
13.56%
State
A-
13.33%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts argue that this is a measure of quality of life.

Provider
A+
0.14%
State
B
7.09%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Measures the percentage of long-term patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.

Provider
A-
99.15%
State
B
93.26%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the erosion of a resident's well-being.

Provider
B
14.2%
State
B+
13.31%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
B+
19.24%
State
B-
15.38%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.

Provider
A+
0.41
State
B+
1.46
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.

Provider
B-
19.24
State
B+
15.38
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
A+
1.4
State
B+
8.22
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This tells you the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.

Provider
C
60.71%
State
B
69.8%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

St Peter's Hospital 3.73 mi
315 South Manning Boulevard Albany New York 12208
(518) 525-1550
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Albany Medical Center Hospital 5.09 mi
43 New Scotland Avenue, Mail Code 34 Albany New York 12208
(518) 262-2400
Acute Care Hospitals
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Albany Memorial Hospital 5.46 mi
600 Northern Boulevard Albany New York 12204
(518) 471-3490
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Voluntary non-profit - Private
Ellis Hospital 8.95 mi
1101 Nott Street Schenectady New York 12308
(518) 243-4000
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Samaritan Hospital-St Mary's Campus 9.36 mi
1300 Massachusetts Avenue Troy New York 12180
(518) 268-5000
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Samaritan Hospital 9.38 mi
2215 Burdett Avenue Troy New York 12180
(518) 427-3402
Acute Care Hospitals
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Nearby Dialysis

Freedom Center of Westmere 0.05 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
178 Washington Ave Extension Suite 3 Albany New York 12203
(518) 407-0505
Dialysis Clinic, Inc. 0.12 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 18
176 Washington Ave Extension Albany New York 12203
(518) 456-2429
Albany Medical Center 5.02 mi
Dialysis Stations: 6
43 New Scotland Avenue Mail Code: 73 Peds Dialysis Unit Albany New York 12208
(518) 262-3347
Fms-Albany Regional Kidney Center 5.28 mi
CMS Rating: 1 stars
Dialysis Stations: 34
2 Clara Barton Drive Albany New York 12208
(518) 434-6565
Fms-Albany Dialysis Center 5.49 mi
CMS Rating: 1 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
64 Albany Shaker Road Albany New York 12204
(518) 427-0473
Schenectady Partners LLC 6.67 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 17
1594 State Street Schenectady New York 12304
(518) 382-5309
New York Dialysis Services, Inc. 6.89 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
30 Century Hill Dr Latham New York 12110
(518) 783-1316
Fms-Capital District Dialysis Center 7.8 mi
CMS Rating: 5 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
650 Mcclellan Street Schenectady New York 12304
(518) 382-0202