Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare is a facility in Elizabethtown, New York, a city with a total of 1,236 people. We gave this facility an overall grade of C. A grade of this caliber requires some solid scores. Based on our ratings, this facility likely wouldn't be a bad choice. This nursing home didn't meet our expectations in every category we looked at, but it didn't receive any terrible grades either. More information about these categories is available below.
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Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
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 - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this nursing home received a decent overall score is its excellent inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our better grades in that category, with an A. This is a much better grade than the place's overall score, which was decent but certainly not elite. Inspection ratings are tied to many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Adding to this facility's list of strengths, it also earned an excellent nursing rating. We gave them an impressive grade of C in this area. Nursing grades are primarily associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This place provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a relatively low total compared with most other nursing homes. Finally, nursing scores also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this facility performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually an indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses to assist its residents.
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Short-term Care Quality
As it turns out, this nursing home only earned a D for its short-term care grade, which is not a score to write home about. Our short-term care grades are considered to be most important for those in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Not surprisingly, we learned that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the typical facility. The last measure we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar metrics doomed this facility's short-term care score.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at was long-term care, turned out to be this nursing home's least impressive area. We gave this facility a D in this category. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it typically means the facility did not perform well in our quality measures relating to patient care. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We discovered that this facility gave the vaccine to just 90.11628 percent of its residents, which is well below average. Surprisingly, this facility actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 8.5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 2.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic can be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 8.72% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term care patients which are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally used to treat patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 7.64% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are showing signs of depression. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 80.92% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 17.47% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 14.8% of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 14.8% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 9.44% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 55.98% of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with successful rehabilitation.