The Hebrew Home at Riverdale is a very-large non-profit nursing home located in Bronx, New York. Featuring an overall rating of B+, this facility should work for most prospective residents. At the end of the day, this facility is a good fit for most people. The best aspect of this facility's strong report card was its inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph
The Hebrew Home at Riverdale
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. Our inspection grades are tied to many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This facility was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to resident safety or health. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also received an impressive short-term care score. In fact, we gave it an above average score of B+ in this area. Our short-term care scores are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to an additional strength for this nursing home, we gave them one of our more favorable grades in our long-term care category as well, with a grade of B+. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are kept in good health. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 96.372765 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is often a dangerous ailment for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility does not take any chances. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The next category we rated was nursing. This nursing home received an impressive nursing score this year, with a grade of B-. Although this isn't nearly as impressive as many of its other grades, this is still an acceptable score in that category. When computing our nursing grades, we look at both staffing levels and the training levels of the nurses. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, although this place got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in a few of our quality-based measures. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it did well in this statistic.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Hebrew Home at Riverdale Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percent of long-term residents which have sustained a fall which caused major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols minimizes the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, 13.6% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, 91.89% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, 14.66% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence. Many would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, 18.82% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, 8.77 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures 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 The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, 74.71% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living usually correlates with better rehabilitation services.
Scores for Bronx, NY
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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