Helen Hayes Hospital Residential Health Care Facility
51 N Rt 9w, West Haverstraw NY 10993 · (845) 786-4000 · 80% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
Helen Hayes Hospital Residential Health Care Facility is a very-small hospital-based nursing home in West Haverstraw, New York. Sporting an overall grade of A+, this facility is undoubtedly an elite nursing home. In fact, this nursing home made our top 500 list of the top nursing homes in the United States, which is an impressive subset of nursing homes. This also proved to be a very consistent nursing home with consistent grades in all four of the major categories we assessed. More information about its category grades can be found below.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 25 Beds
Government - State
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
One of the many reasons this ended up being a great nursing home is it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this very important category. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we have deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Another reason we rated this nursing home so favorably is that it received an A+ short-term care grade. This is flat out as strong as it gets in this area. In our short-term care score, we try to craft a valuable measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Remarkably, this nursing home provides about 1.5 times as many hours of services from registered nurses and physical therapists than most nursing homes we looked at. This is a great sign. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of facilities in the country in this area with 65.4 percent of its patients returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
In the third area we assessed, this nursing home was given quality marks in the category of long-term care. Consequently, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a grade of of A+. Facilities that receive this type of score in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are well cared for. One of the factors we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccines. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this nursing home provided data regarding vaccinations. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
In the final category we rated, this nursing home was given a very strong grade of A in our nursing category. With this grade, the nursing home finished off a straight A profile. Our nursing score focuses on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provided 6.8 hours of nursing care per patient per day, which is among the higher totals in the country. A significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most skilled levels of nurses. We are really impressed by these statistics. On top of offering impressive levels of care, this facility also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed as well as any facility in the country when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Helen Hayes Hospital Residential Health Care Facility Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better