Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare is in Gloversville, New York. This city has a population of 23,773 people. With an overall score of F, we consider this to be a very poor nursing home. At the end of the day, you would be better off to avoid of this facility. Finally, inspections was the lone shining light in our review of this nursing home. We provide additional information about this category below.
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Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
Although this nursing home's overall grade was terrible, it actually performed well in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B for that area, which is one of our better scores. Our inspection scores are tied to many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important thing to look for on these inspections. Most importantly, you should avoid facilities with severe deficiencies linked to risks to resident well being. While this place had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
Sadly, this nursing home's second most respectable score was long-term care. Nevertheless, with a D in this area, it still fared somewhat badly. For prospective residents in need of a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 99.10233 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
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This facility ended up receiving rock bottom score in our nursing category. It received an F in this category. In determining our nursing grades, we look at both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of the nurses. With a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day, this place's nurse staffing levels were far below the national average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. This facility performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we scored was short-term care. This facility received a bottom of the barrel grade of F in this category. Short-term care scores are based on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a broad scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Considering its score in this area, we weren't stunned to learn that this nursing home was well below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the figures we assessed. The final statistic we considered in this area is the number of patients that ultimately returned home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 3.8 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, this was well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 12.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percent of long-term stay residents who suffered from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 2.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 1.38% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better nursing care minimizes the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 12.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 13.02% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 67.75% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 98.92% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 21.37% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 16.99% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 16.99% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 9.07% of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 72.45% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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