Far Rockaway Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is a facility located in Far Rockaway, New York, a city with a total of 71,951 people. We gave this facility a C overall, which isn't a bad grade. This is comparable with the city grade in Far Rockaway, which is a B-. This facility seems to have a few things going for it. The best part of this facility's profile was its stellar inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Far Rockaway Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Our inspection scores weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this category tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. This facility was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to be an immediate threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a favorable score in our long-term care category. We awarded this nursing home a better than average grade of B+ in this area. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 89.45869 percent of its patients, which is a bit below what we were hoping for. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, we were pleased to find place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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This nursing home earned a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better grades in that area with a F. The nursing rating is based on a handful of datapoints, most of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. With a meager 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident each day, this place's nurse staffing levels were quite a bit below the national average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these datapoints to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed was short-term care. We gave it an F in this category, which is a bottom of the barrel grade. This is certainly a major disappointment. Short-term care ratings are based on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Based on its grade in this area, we were not stunned to find that this facility was well below average in terms of the quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its patients based on the data we looked at. The final metric we looked at in this area is the number of residents that returned home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 2.9 percent of its residents returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Far Rockaway Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Far Rockaway Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that suffered from pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Far Rockaway Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Far Rockaway Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Far Rockaway Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Far Rockaway Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents which were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Far Rockaway Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 13.6% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Far Rockaway Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 91.89% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Far Rockaway Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 14.66% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Far Rockaway Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 18.82% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Far Rockaway Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Far Rockaway Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Far Rockaway Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 8.77 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Far Rockaway Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 74.71% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Far Rockaway, NY
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
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