Epic Rehabilitation and Nursing at White Plains is a facility located in White Plains, New York, which has a population of 69,870 people. With an overall rating of B-, this is likely a solid nursing home. Based on our assessment, this place would be a solid choice for most people. One of the best aspects of this facility's report card is its remarkable inspection grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Epic Rehabilitation and Nursing at White Plains
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was decent, it really excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A+ for that category, which is one of our highest scores. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that we were able to find deficiency data for this facility. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was given a strong score in our long-term care category. We awarded this nursing home an above average grade of B+ in that category. Facilities that excel in long-term care typically provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. One of the factors we considered on top of nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 94.45911 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a proven method to minimize negative health outcomes for the aged 65 and up population. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third best area we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of short-term care, where we gave it a C. In determining our short-term care ratings, we size up the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is more often than not a reliable measure of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.8 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is actually below average.
The last area we scored was nursing, which turned out to be this facility's least impressive category. We gave this facility a D in that category. Of course, this category pulled down the facility's overall profile to some degree. Our nursing score focuses on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This place provided a meager 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is an alarmingly low total. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing scores. This facility fared well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Epic Rehabilitation and Nursing at White Plains Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Epic Rehabilitation and Nursing at White Plains, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Epic Rehabilitation and Nursing at White Plains, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that have had falls resulting in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Epic Rehabilitation and Nursing at White Plains, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic can be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Epic Rehabilitation and Nursing at White Plains, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Epic Rehabilitation and Nursing at White Plains, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Epic Rehabilitation and Nursing at White Plains, 13.2% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients exhibiting signs of depression. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Epic Rehabilitation and Nursing at White Plains, 91.26% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Epic Rehabilitation and Nursing at White Plains, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Epic Rehabilitation and Nursing at White Plains, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who maintained mobility. Some believe that the ability to move around is important for patients health.
In Epic Rehabilitation and Nursing at White Plains, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Epic Rehabilitation and Nursing at White Plains, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Epic Rehabilitation and Nursing at White Plains, 8.8 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Epic Rehabilitation and Nursing at White Plains, 75.07% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.