Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare is a facility in Elizabethtown, New York, a city with a total of 1,236 people. With a really poor overall grade of F, this facility isn't high on our list. Based on our assessment, this place likely isn't a good fit for any prospective resident. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's report card, you can continue reading to learn more about its category scores. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
PO Box 127,
Elizabethtown NY 12932
97.3% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a very impressive inspection report this year. As a result, it earned one of our best scores in that area with an A-. Our inspection grades account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You should avoid facilities with a bunch of deficiencies flagged. 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.
Short-term Care Quality
Among this nursing home's several abysmal scores was its F in the area of short-term care. Short-term care scores are vital for residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. With its score in this category, we were not stunned to discover that this facility was well below average in terms of the quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its residents based on the measures we assessed. Honestly, this was about what we expected here. The last measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 4 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, this was quite a bit below average.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third category we graded is long-term care. This facility's received a rock-bottom long-term care score where it received a lowly F. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in long-term care may not provide the kind of consistent around the clock care that some other facilities provide. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. Frankly, we were a bit worried that this nursing home vaccinated 86.35014 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be significantly lower than what we expected. Surprisingly, this facility was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.
The final area we scored is nursing. We gave it an F for this category, which is a very poor score. Our nursing rating is largely tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing scores. This place performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents which sustained falls which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 13.2% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Some believe this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 91.26% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 8.8 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 75.07% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements.