Diamond Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized facility located in Troy, New York. We gave this facility an F, which is really a rock-bottom score in our grading scheme. If you are not satisfied with this facility's rather poor overall grade, you will be pleased to know there are four other nursing homes in Troy. If you aren't deterred by this facility's profile, you can continue reading to find out about its category grades. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

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For profit - Partnership

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

B+
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: BMar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

Although this place's overall score was terrible, it fared well in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B+ for that category, which is one of our better scores. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid nursing homes with a list of severe deficiencies flagged. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.

Short-term Care Quality

C
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: DAug 19: DSep 19: DJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

Surprisingly, we awarded this facility a C for our short-term care grade, which isn't too bad of a score. Our short-term care ratings are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Remarkably, this facility provides its residents with at least 50% more physical therapist hours per week than the average facility. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. It performed decently in this area, with 45.5 percent of its residents returning home.

Nurse Quality

D
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Historical

Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its nursing grade, which was actually one of its better category grades. In determining a nursing home's nursing score, we look at the amount of time nurses are seeing residents and the level of licensure of the nurses. With only 2.8 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, this nursing home's nurse staffing levels were quite a bit below the national average. To pair with its low totals in the area of nursing hours per patient, this nursing home also did not perform as well in the quality-based measures we looked at in computing our nursing ratings. We looked at the percentage of residents sustaining major falls and pressure ulcers. This facility had more falls and pressure ulcers than the average facility. This may be a bad sign when you consider that many falls and bed sores are preventable with better nursing care. Unfortunately, these statistics hurt this facility's nursing grade significantly.

Long-term Care Quality

F
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: FFeb 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

The next area we looked at was long-term care, where this facility was given an abysmal grade here also. Sadly, it received a lowly F in this category, which is obviously a major concern. For patients seeking a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 99.73118 percent of its residents, which is higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Surprisingly, this nursing home also fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 1.41 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
F
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

Diamond Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
B-
8.24%
State
B-
8.47%
National
B
7.34%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
B-
3.49%
State
B+
2.91%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who have suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.

Provider
C
3.51%
State
B+
2.21%
National
B
2.66%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
A-
9.03%
State
B+
11.1%
National
B
14.15%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure indicates the percent of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety drugs.

Provider
B+
15.51%
State
A-
13.33%
National
B
19.69%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percent of residents showing symptoms of depression.

Provider
B+
1.19%
State
B
7.09%
National
B+
5.11%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.

Provider
A
99.87%
State
B
93.26%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate deterioration of a resident's well-being.

Provider
D
20.11%
State
B+
13.31%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.

Provider
A
25.23%
State
B-
15.38%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.

Provider
B+
1.43
State
B+
1.46
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of patients.

Provider
D
25.23
State
B+
15.38
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.

Provider
B
10.32
State
B+
8.22
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This is the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Provider
B+
73.57%
State
B
69.8%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Samaritan Hospital-St Mary's Campus 3.57 mi
1300 Massachusetts Avenue Troy New York 12180
(518) 268-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
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Samaritan Hospital 4.27 mi
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(518) 427-3402
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Albany Memorial Hospital 9.44 mi
600 Northern Boulevard Albany New York 12204
(518) 471-3490
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Albany Medical Center Hospital 11.37 mi
43 New Scotland Avenue, Mail Code 34 Albany New York 12208
(518) 262-2400
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St Peter's Hospital 11.76 mi
315 South Manning Boulevard Albany New York 12208
(518) 525-1550
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Ellis Hospital 12.91 mi
1101 Nott Street Schenectady New York 12308
(518) 243-4000
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Four Winds of Saratoga 19.35 mi
30 Crescent Ave Saratoga Springs New York 12866
(518) 584-3600
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Nearby Dialysis

Dci - Rubin Dialysis Center - Troy 4.34 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 19
1850 Peoples Avenue Troy New York 12180
(518) 271-0702
New York Dialysis Services, Inc. 5.07 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
30 Century Hill Dr Latham New York 12110
(518) 783-1316
Dci - Rubin Dialysis Centers - Clifton Park 6.84 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 20
21 Crossing Boulevard Clifton Park New York 12065
(518) 831-6700
New York Dialysis Services Inc 7.09 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
16 North Greenbush Road Suite 102 Troy New York 12180
(518) 285-6066
Fms-Albany Dialysis Center 9.61 mi
CMS Rating: 1 stars
Dialysis Stations: 24
64 Albany Shaker Road Albany New York 12204
(518) 427-0473
Albany Medical Center 11.4 mi
Dialysis Stations: 6
43 New Scotland Avenue Mail Code: 73 Peds Dialysis Unit Albany New York 12208
(518) 262-3347
Fms-Niskayuna Dialysis Center 11.45 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
2345 Nott Street East Schenectady New York 12309
(518) 346-5186
Dialysis Clinic, Inc. 11.59 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 18
176 Washington Ave Extension Albany New York 12203
(518) 456-2429