Heritage Green Rehab & Skilled Nursing is a large non-profit facility in Greenhurst, New York. It looks like this facility is a lower end facility. A grade of this caliber suggests we found a few red flags. This isn't the worse place we found, however, we'd still be very reluctant to recommend it. The only positive thing we can say about this place is that it did not receive any F's in in any of the major categories. More information about its category grades can be found below.
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Heritage Green Rehab & Skilled Nursing
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
While we did not rate this facility favorably overall, we want to point out its relatively solid health inspections in recent years. We gave it a respectable grade of B in this area, which is much better than its overall score. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively insignificant. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a strong grade in our long-term care category. We gave this facility a better than average grade of B in that area. When nursing homes receive this type of score in this category it is a good sign for resident care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 94.76584 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the area of short-term care, this facility received just a D in that area. In computing our short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is frequently a useful assessment of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. With a score this poor in this category, we weren't stunned to find that this facility was well below average in multiple staffing areas we focus on. The facility offered far fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.
Switching gears to our fourth area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of D in nursing. This was the facility's least impressive category grade. Our nursing score weighs several data points, many of which are tied to quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Green Rehab & Skilled Nursing Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Green Rehab & Skilled Nursing, 9.39% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Green Rehab & Skilled Nursing, 2.75% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who sustained falls which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Green Rehab & Skilled Nursing, 0.28% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Green Rehab & Skilled Nursing, 16.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic drugs. 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 cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Green Rehab & Skilled Nursing, 11.68% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Green Rehab & Skilled Nursing, 5.14% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Green Rehab & Skilled Nursing, 95.85% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Green Rehab & Skilled Nursing, 17.68% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Green Rehab & Skilled Nursing, 18.21% of Residents
This is the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Heritage Green Rehab & Skilled Nursing, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Green Rehab & Skilled Nursing, 18.21% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Green Rehab & Skilled Nursing, 10.85% of Patients
This tells you 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 Heritage Green Rehab & Skilled Nursing, 83.44% of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements.