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. Fortunately, this nursing home didn't have any weak links in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
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Fort Hudson Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Contracted Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its strong overall score, we gave this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively insignificant. 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
Adding to its profile, this nursing home also earned a grade of B for its long-term care rating. This is an above average score in this area. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are well cared for. One of the datapoints we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 92.95154 percent of its residents. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded a strong short-term care grade as well. We awarded it one of our higher scores in that category with a score of B. Short-term care grades are critical for patients requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a vast range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we looked at the number of residents that returned home from this facility. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
The last area we rated is nursing. This nursing home was given a grade of C in the area. Nursing grades are based in large part on levels of nurse staffing. This facility averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily, which is not an impressive total. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place excelled in some of the quality measures we looked at. In fact, it scored well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the number of hours of care provided.
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, 7.49% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This gauges the percent of long-term stay residents that have pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fort Hudson Nursing Center, 4.55% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who have sustained a fall leading to major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fort Hudson Nursing Center, 2.95% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may also be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fort Hudson Nursing Center, 13.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fort Hudson Nursing Center, 17.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fort Hudson Nursing Center, 0.91% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients showing symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression may imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fort Hudson Nursing Center, 96.21% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fort Hudson Nursing Center, 15.4% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fort Hudson Nursing Center, 23.49% of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Fort Hudson Nursing Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fort Hudson Nursing Center, 23.49% 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, 4.26% 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, 84.28% 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.