Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac is an average-sized non-profit nursing home in Groton, New York. Sporting an overall score of C, this is likely a solid nursing home. This nursing home has a few things working in its favor. The best part of this place's report card was its stellar inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
120 Sykes Street,
Groton NY 13073
92.5% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this ended up being a decent nursing home is that it earned an excellent inspection grade. In fact, its inspection grade was far better than its overall grade. In the inspections category, we gave it an A. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a decent grade in the category of short-term care, with a grade of B-. In determining our short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to formulate a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its level of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. The question is whether this adversely affected quality of care. The final measure we considered in this category is the number of residents who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that just 5.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home. This figure was below the national average.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. There are a number of subcategories included in this grade. Most of the factors reflect levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, while this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of our quality-based measures. With less than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it fared very well in this area.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the next category, this facility really did not perform well. With a poor grade of F in long-term care, this is its worst area. Nursing homes that do not fare well in this category often don't provide as much nursing care and also may be struggling in some of the areas of routine healthcare services we assessed. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. We were concerned by the fact that this facility vaccinated just 87.890625 percent of its residents against pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This was its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term stay patients who suffered from pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are an measure of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients which have experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care residents that are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac, 13.2% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac, 91.26% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and continence. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac, 17.32 Percentage 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
In Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac, 8.8 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Groton Community Health Care Center Res Care Fac, 75.07% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements.
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