Ditmas Park Nursing and Rehab is a large facility in Brooklyn, New York. This is a very respectable facility, with an overall grade of B. This nursing home proved to be one of the better facilities in the city. We were also pleased to find that this facility did not have any poor grades in any of the four major categories. More information about its category grades can be found below.
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Ditmas Park Nursing and Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
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Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a strong overall score as described above, but we especially want to point out its excellent health inspections in recent years. We awarded it an A in this area. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this category most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
Another strong feature for this facility is that it was awarded a very positive long-term care score. Indeed, this ended up being its second best category grade. In this area, we gave this nursing home a grade of B+. In a long-term care environment, the primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 66.25659 percent of its patients. This is somewhat less than we anticipated. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.04 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third highest area we gave this facility in any category came in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a B-. Our short-term care ratings are critical for residents requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a wide scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. We found that 4.9 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well below average.
The next area we scored is nursing. This facility was given a grade of C in the area. Our nursing grade consists of many components, most of which are associated with nursing hours. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, we also looked at several nursing quality measures. Although this place got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in some of these quality-based measures. With less than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it did well in this subcategory. This is generally an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning residents at least once a day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ditmas Park Nursing and Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ditmas Park Nursing and Rehab, 9.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ditmas Park Nursing and Rehab, 3.11% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percent of long-term care residents who experienced falls which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ditmas Park Nursing and Rehab, 2.03% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ditmas Park Nursing and Rehab, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ditmas Park Nursing and Rehab, 13.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ditmas Park Nursing and Rehab, 13.75% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ditmas Park Nursing and Rehab, 90.38% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ditmas Park Nursing and Rehab, 15.3% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the decline of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ditmas Park Nursing and Rehab, 14.12% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who remained mobile levels.
In Ditmas Park Nursing and Rehab, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ditmas Park Nursing and Rehab, 14.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ditmas Park Nursing and Rehab, 9.74 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ditmas Park Nursing and Rehab, 75.23% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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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