Foltsbrook Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation is a large nursing home located in Herkimer, New York. This nursing home was given a rock bottom overall grade based on the data we assessed. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Herkimer. The city has just one other nursing home. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category is inspections, which is addressed in the next section.
Foltsbrook Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day 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
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Although we gave this facility a terrible overall grade, we awarded it a B- for our inspections rating. In fact, the facility received very impressive inspection report this year. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
Surprisingly, we awarded this facility a B- for our long-term care rating, which really isn't too bad of a score. Our long-term care scores are essential for individuals needing non-healthcare services such as personal care. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were a bit concerned this nursing home vaccinated just 68.181816 percent of its residents for pneumonia. On a more positive note, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third area we looked at is short-term care, in which this facility received an F. In computing our short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This score is generally a solid measure of a facility's rehabilitation services. Not surprisingly, we discovered that this nursing home provides significantly less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the average nursing home. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. This was not a strength for this facility. We found that just 4.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, around half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.
The final area we rated was nursing. This facility received a poor grade of F in this category. Our nursing rating weighs quite a few components, but the main one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This place averaged a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This place fared well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these statistics to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Foltsbrook Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Foltsbrook Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Foltsbrook Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Foltsbrook Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percent of long-term patients that experienced a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Foltsbrook Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term patients that were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Foltsbrook Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Foltsbrook Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 13.2% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Foltsbrook Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 91.26% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Foltsbrook Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Foltsbrook Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Foltsbrook Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Foltsbrook Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Foltsbrook Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 8.8 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Foltsbrook Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 75.07% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.
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