Fort Hudson Nursing Center is a senior living facility located in Fort Edward, New York, a city with 9,448 people. Sporting an overall rating of B, this facility is a quality option. This place truly has plenty going for it. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection reports, which you can find in the next section.
Fort Hudson Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Contracted Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall score, we awarded this facility a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility is also above average in the category of long-term care, where it was awarded a score of B+. It performed more favorably than most nursing homes in this category. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 93.60223 percent of its patients, which is a bit less than we anticipated. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we graded was short-term care. This nursing home was given a favorable short-term care grade, with a B in this category. Our short-term care ratings are based on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to find information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last datapoint we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
The next area we scored is nursing, turned out to be this facility's least impressive category. We awarded this nursing home a D in this area. This really is one of the few weak links in a very solid profile. There are a number of subcategories within this category. Most of the factors are tied to nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. This facility fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fort Hudson Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fort Hudson Nursing Center, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fort Hudson Nursing Center, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of long-term care residents who have suffered falls resulting in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fort Hudson Nursing Center, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that sustained a UTI. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fort Hudson Nursing Center, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay patients which were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to having more residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fort Hudson Nursing Center, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fort Hudson Nursing Center, 13.6% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fort Hudson Nursing Center, 91.89% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fort Hudson Nursing Center, 14.66% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fort Hudson Nursing Center, 18.82% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Fort Hudson Nursing Center, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fort Hudson Nursing Center, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fort Hudson Nursing Center, 8.77 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fort Hudson Nursing Center, 74.71% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.