Hudson Valley Rehabilitation & Extended Care Center is a nursing home located in Highland, New York. The city has a population of 13,344 people. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average grade. Based on our ratings, this facility ought to meet the needs of most people. This facility also received strong grades in all four of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
Hudson Valley Rehabilitation & Extended Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A-. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
An additional quality feature for this nursing home is that it received an above average short-term care score. In fact, this ended up being its second best category score. In this area, we gave this facility a grade of B+. In computing our short-term care grades, we scrutinize the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is often a solid measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to an additional strength for this nursing home, we awarded them one of our higher scores in our long-term care category as well, with a grade of B+. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 97.7591 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Turning to the last category, this nursing home received a strong nursing rating. In fact, we gave it a grade of B+ in this area, topping off one of our better profiles. Our nursing grade weighs many data points. The most heavily weighted variable is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hudson Valley Rehabilitation & Extended Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hudson Valley Rehabilitation & Extended Care Center, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hudson Valley Rehabilitation & Extended Care Center, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hudson Valley Rehabilitation & Extended Care Center, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who had a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic can be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hudson Valley Rehabilitation & Extended Care Center, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hudson Valley Rehabilitation & Extended Care Center, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hudson Valley Rehabilitation & Extended Care Center, 13.2% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression could reveal worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hudson Valley Rehabilitation & Extended Care Center, 91.26% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hudson Valley Rehabilitation & Extended Care Center, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hudson Valley Rehabilitation & Extended Care Center, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Hudson Valley Rehabilitation & Extended Care Center, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hudson Valley Rehabilitation & Extended Care Center, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hudson Valley Rehabilitation & Extended Care Center, 8.8 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hudson Valley Rehabilitation & Extended Care Center, 75.07% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.
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