With an address in East Greenbush, New York, Evergreen Commons Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is the lone facility we found in the area. Featuring an overall grade of C, this is likely a middle of the road facility. You could definitely do worse than this facility. The best part of this nursing home's report card was its remarkable inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Evergreen Commons Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this nursing home received a decent overall grade is its excellent government inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our higher scores in that category, with an A. This is a much better score than the facility's overall score, which was decent but certainly not elite. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category typically have few severe deficiencies. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next highest category was its long-term care grade, where it was awarded a grade of B-. In the category of long-term care, we weigh the quantity of care provided by a facility, as opposed to more medically-intensive services. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. Candidly, we were a bit worried that this nursing home vaccinated 69.54378 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be quite a bit lower than what we were hoping for. Nevertheless, this place keeps its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of C. We looked at the qualifications of nurses at the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses spent with residents, in determining our rating in this category. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this facility actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a reliable indicator that a facility has quality controls in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed is short-term care, turned out to be this facility's weakest category. We gave this facility a grade of D in this category. In calculating our short-term care scores, we analyze the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This area is considered to be a fair assessment of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Given its grade in this area, we were not surprised to discover that this facility was well below average in terms of its number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its patients based on the data we assessed. Frankly, this was about what we expected to find. The last measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who returned home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 4.5 percent of its residents returning home. Unfortunately, this was well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Evergreen Commons Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Evergreen Commons Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Evergreen Commons Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Evergreen Commons Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who had UTI's. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Evergreen Commons Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who were administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Evergreen Commons Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Evergreen Commons Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 13.2% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some experts would argue that this is a measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Evergreen Commons Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 91.26% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Evergreen Commons Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Evergreen Commons Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility. Some argue that the ability to move around is important for patients physical and mental health.
In Evergreen Commons Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Evergreen Commons Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Evergreen Commons Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 8.8 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Evergreen Commons Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 75.07% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living often correlates with better rehabilitation.
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