Ferncliff Nursing Home Co is a very-large nursing home in Rhinebeck, New York. This nursing home is a middle of the pack facility, with an overall grade of B-. Based on our analysis, there are certainly far worse nursing homes out there. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's report card is its stellar inspection rating, which we will address in the next section.
Ferncliff Nursing Home Co
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable nursing home overall, this place also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A+. Few facilities performed better in this area. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this area usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's more favorable category scores came in the area of long-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a B+. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are well cared for. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 80.6163 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be somewhat below what we were hoping for but still a reasonably acceptable figure. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, at least this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Turning to another strength for this facility, it also received an elite nursing score. We gave this facility an impressive grade of D. When determining a facility's nursing grade, we look at the quantity of hours nurses are caring for residents and the level of skill of the nurses. 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 measures in calculating our nursing scores. This facility performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed was short-term care, which is this facility's least impressive area. It received an F for this category, which is certainly a major concern. Our short-term care grades are important for individuals looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a vast spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. It appears that this facility was below average in many staffing metrics we assessed. The facility supplied fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most nursing homes. The last measure we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar statistics doomed this nursing home's short-term care grade.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ferncliff Nursing Home Co Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ferncliff Nursing Home Co, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ferncliff Nursing Home Co, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ferncliff Nursing Home Co, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ferncliff Nursing Home Co, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ferncliff Nursing Home Co, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ferncliff Nursing Home Co, 13.6% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ferncliff Nursing Home Co, 91.89% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ferncliff Nursing Home Co, 14.66% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ferncliff Nursing Home Co, 18.82% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term care patients who maintained mobility. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is important for patients physical and mental health.
In Ferncliff Nursing Home Co, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ferncliff Nursing Home Co, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ferncliff Nursing Home Co, 8.77 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ferncliff Nursing Home Co, 74.71% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's usually correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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