Dunkirk Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is a facility in Dunkirk, New York, a city with a population of 15,072 people. This facility is a lower end facility. A score of this caliber indicates we found some red flags. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Dunkirk. The city has just one other nursing home. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's report card is its strong inspection grade. You can scroll down to learn more about inspections and other category scores
Dunkirk Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
- 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 - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
While we did not rate this nursing home favorably overall, we want to point out its relatively solid government inspections in recent years. We gave it a B+ in this area, which is much better than its overall grade. Our inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. You should avoid places with a bunch of severe deficiencies flagged. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's second most favorable area was its long-term care score, where it was given a C. Our long-term care grade is generally used to grade a facility's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing on the skilled nursing services offered by a skilled nursing facility. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 99.15254 percent of its patients, which is higher than the majority of nursing homes. This nursing home keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we looked at was short-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a C. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we size up a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This rating is more often than not a fair measure of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. We were surprised to find that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. The facility offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. It is important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. The final measure we assessed in this area is the number of residents that ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home. This figure was below the national average.
The next area we looked at is nursing. Unfortunately, we gave it an abysmal F in this category, which is a bottom of the barrel score. Nursing grades are heavily correlated with nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provided only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. This nursing home fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Dunkirk Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Dunkirk Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term care patients that developed pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dunkirk Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients that suffered falls which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dunkirk Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better hygiene protocols limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dunkirk Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dunkirk Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dunkirk Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 13.6% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dunkirk Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 91.89% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dunkirk Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 14.66% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dunkirk Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 18.82% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dunkirk Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Dunkirk Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 8.77 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Dunkirk Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 74.71% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term patients 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.
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