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Garden Care Center

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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135 Franklin Avenue,
Franklin Square NY 11010

89.13% estimated occupancy 1

Garden Care Center is a nursing home located in Franklin Square, New York, a city with 23,821 people. We awarded it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the road score. You can certainly do worse than this nursing home. The best part of this place's profile is its remarkable inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

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Quick Details

  • 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
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Speech Therapy
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Hemodialysis
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

The main reason this facility received a decent overall grade is its impeccable government inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our better grades in that area, with a grade of A. This is a notably better grade than the facility's overall grade, which was decent but not in the elite range. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are quite insignificant. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home's second highest area ended up being short-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a C. Our short-term care scores are important for people needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires more highly-skilled nursing services. This means a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the typical facility. The last item we considered in this category is the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

This facilities third best category was long-term care. We awarded it a C in this category. This is basically a slightly below average grade in this category. Long-term care grades are meaningful for patients looking for non-healthcare services such as personal care. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 78.40617 percent of its patients. This is multiple points below average. Fortunately, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

Switching gears to our fourth category, this facility didn't fare very well. With a bottom of the barrel grade of F in nursing, this was this nursing home's poorest area. We scrutinized the licensure of nurses at the facility, as well as the quantity of hours those nurses worked with patients, in computing our rating in this category. With just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day, this nursing home's nurse staffing levels were significantly below the national average. In addition to receiving below average marks for total nursing hours, this place was less impressive in some of the quality-based measures we looked at in calculating our nursing ratings. We looked at the percent of patients sustaining pressure ulcers and found this place was at approximately 150 percent of the national average in this statistic.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Garden Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Garden Care Center, 9.35% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Garden Care Center, 1.8% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Garden Care Center, 0% of Patients had UTIs

This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric could also be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Garden Care Center, 8.11% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for a variety of conditions, such as dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Garden Care Center, 7.47% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A

In Garden Care Center, 0.27% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. High rates of depression may indicate lower quality care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Garden Care Center, 87.01% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Garden Care Center, 17.83% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of deterioration of a resident's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Garden Care Center, 16.29% of Residents

This is the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Garden Care Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Garden Care Center, 16.29% of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Garden Care Center, 4.15% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-plus

In Garden Care Center, 97.53% of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mercy Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.53 miles away1000 North Village Avenue Rockville Centre New York 11570Voluntary non-profit - Private(516) 705-2525
  • Nyu Winthrop HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.14 miles away259 First Street Mineola New York 11501Voluntary non-profit - Private(516) 663-0333
  • Creedmoor Psychiatric CenterPsychiatric 3.76 miles away80-45 Winchester Blvd Bldg B Queens Village New York 11427Government - State(718) 264-4000
  • North Shore University HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.35 miles away300 Community Drive Manhasset New York 11030Voluntary non-profit - Private(516) 562-0100
  • Nassau University Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.55 miles away2201 Hempstead Turnpike East Meadow New York 11554Government - Local(516) 572-0123
  • Queens Hospital CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.58 miles away82-68 164th Street Jamaica New York 11432Government - Local(718) 883-3000
  • St Francis Hospital, RoslynAcute Care Hospitals 6.98 miles away100 Port Washington Boulevard Roslyn New York 11576Voluntary non-profit - Church(516) 562-6000
  • Jamaica Hospital Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.22 miles away89th Avenue and Van Wyck Expressway Richmond Hill New York 11418Voluntary non-profit - Private(718) 262-6000

Nearby Dialysis

  • True North Dialysis Center, LLC1.37 miles away1 Cisney Ave Floral Park New York 11001Dialysis Stations: 1 (516) 327-9502
  • New Hyde Park Dialysis Center2.18 miles awayNew Hyde Park Dialysis Center 1574 Hillside Avenue New Hyde Park New York 11040CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (516) 327-5555
  • Queens-Long Island Renal Institute2.18 miles away271-11 76th Avenue New Hyde Park New York 11040CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 15 (718) 289-2600
  • Lij Medical Center2.18 miles away270-05 76th Avenue Dialysis Unit 7th Floor New Hyde Park New York 11040Dialysis Stations: 6 (718) 470-7820
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Hempstead2.51 miles away615 Peninsula Boulevard Hempstead New York 11550CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (516) 483-6702
  • Lij Satellite Dialysis Facility2.94 miles away220-22 Hillside Avenue Queens Village New York 11427CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (718) 975-1300
  • Davita Queens Village Dialysis Center3.09 miles away222-02 Hempstead Avenue Suite 170 Queens Village New York 11429CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (718) 217-6200
  • Nyu Langone Hospitals3.16 miles away200 Old Country Road The Dialysis Center Mineola New York 11501CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 31 (516) 663-9012