Good Shepherd-Fairview Home is one of just three facilities located in Binghamton, New York. This nursing home is a grade A facility, which is a superb grade. In fact, this nursing home has the distinction of being one of the top 50 facilities in New York. Keep reading to see this facility's category grades, which also impressed us. You really can't do any better than a straight A profile.
Good Shepherd-Fairview Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this ended up being a quality nursing home is that it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this very important category. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this area generally have few severe deficiencies. This place was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to be an immediate risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A in our nursing category. Our nursing score is mostly tied to the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a strong short-term care grade. In fact, this turned out to be this facility's third strongest category grade. In that category, this facility received a score of A. In computing our short-term care ratings, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to devise a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
In the final category, this facility also was awarded a first-rate long-term care rating, with a grade of A-. This completed a rare straight A profile. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 85.2459 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Shepherd-Fairview Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Shepherd-Fairview Home, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents who are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Shepherd-Fairview Home, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Shepherd-Fairview Home, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Shepherd-Fairview Home, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who are administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Shepherd-Fairview Home, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Shepherd-Fairview Home, 13.6% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Shepherd-Fairview Home, 91.89% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Shepherd-Fairview Home, 14.66% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Shepherd-Fairview Home, 18.82% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry argue that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental health.
In Good Shepherd-Fairview Home, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Shepherd-Fairview Home, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Shepherd-Fairview Home, 8.77 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Shepherd-Fairview Home, 74.71% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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