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Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Adult Day Care
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center's website

180 Washington Ave Ext,
Albany NY 12203

(518) 456-7831

82.66% estimated occupancy 1

Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center is a facility in Albany, New York. The city has a total of 151,022 people. This is a good facility with a B- overall grade. This grade is right in line with the city grade in Albany. Based on our assessment, this facility ought to meet the needs of many people. The best part of this facility's profile is its stellar inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Palliative Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

To go along with its decent overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A for its inspection grade. This score is far better than the facility's overall rating. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies to create an immediate threat to patient health or safety. A few relatively minor dings are not necessarily something to panic about.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This facility also was awarded a strong grade in our long-term care category. We gave this nursing home a better than average grade of B in this category. For residents in need of a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. One of the statistics we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 83.85503 percent of its residents. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

The third most favorable category we awarded this facility in any category came in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of C. Our short-term care grade is generally employed to judge a nursing home's rehabilitation services To have highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to provide better levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 4.5 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

Switching gears to the final category, we awarded this nursing home a D in the area of nursing. This is the facility's weakest category score. Unfortunately, this score pulled down the nursing home's overall grade to a certain degree. Nursing ratings are heavily correlated with quantity of nursing care available. This facility averaged only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing scores. This place fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center, 13.6% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center, 91.89% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center, 14.66% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center, 18.82% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center, 8.77 Percentage of Patients

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

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center, 74.71% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with better rehabilitation services.

Scores for Albany, NY

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • 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 C
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

Looking for more options? Albany, New York has 4 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • St Peter's HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.73 miles away315 South Manning Boulevard Albany New York 12208Voluntary non-profit - Private(518) 525-1550
  • Albany Medical Center HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.09 miles away43 New Scotland Avenue, Mail Code 34 Albany New York 12208Voluntary non-profit - Private(518) 262-2400
  • Albany Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.46 miles away600 Northern Boulevard Albany New York 12204Voluntary non-profit - Private(518) 471-3490
  • Ellis HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.95 miles away1101 Nott Street Schenectady New York 12308Voluntary non-profit - Private(518) 243-4000
  • Samaritan Hospital-St Mary's CampusAcute Care Hospitals 9.36 miles away1300 Massachusetts Avenue Troy New York 12180Voluntary non-profit - Private(518) 268-5000
  • Samaritan HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.38 miles away2215 Burdett Avenue Troy New York 12180Voluntary non-profit - Private(518) 427-3402

Nearby Dialysis

  • Freedom Center of Westmere0.05 miles away178 Washington Ave Extension Suite 3 Albany New York 12203Dialysis Stations: 17 (518) 407-0505
  • Dialysis Clinic, Inc.0.12 miles away176 Washington Ave Extension Albany New York 12203CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (518) 456-2429
  • Albany Medical Center5.02 miles away43 New Scotland Avenue Mail Code: 73 Peds Dialysis Unit Albany New York 12208Dialysis Stations: 6 (518) 262-3347
  • Fms-Albany Regional Kidney Center5.28 miles away2 Clara Barton Drive Albany New York 12208CMS Rating: 1 stars Dialysis Stations: 34 (518) 434-6565
  • Fms-Albany Dialysis Center5.49 miles away64 Albany Shaker Road Albany New York 12204CMS Rating: 1 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (518) 427-0473
  • Schenectady Partners LLC6.67 miles away1594 State Street Schenectady New York 12304CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (518) 382-5309
  • New York Dialysis Services, Inc.6.89 miles away30 Century Hill Dr Latham New York 12110Dialysis Stations: 12 (518) 783-1316
  • Fms-Capital District Dialysis Center7.8 miles away650 Mcclellan Street Schenectady New York 12304CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (518) 382-0202