John T Mather Memorial Hosp T C U
75 North Country Road, Port Jefferson NY 11777 · (631) 473-1320 · 63.12% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
With an address in Port Jefferson, New York, John T Mather Memorial Hosp T C U is one of just a few nursing homes in this city. This facility made our top 500 list of the best nursing homes in the United States. With more than 15,000 facilities in the country, this is an exclusive list. Based on our assessment, this place would be a great choice for most people. Headlining this nursing home's stellar profile is its inspection score, which is addressed in the next section.
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Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
In addition to being a great nursing home overall, it also received A+ government inspections recently. Its inspections were nearly flawless. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category typically have few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
An additional reason we assessed this facility so highly is that it was given an A+ short-term care score. This is just about as dominant as it gets in this area. Short-term care grades are crucial for people in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a vast range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. This place is markedly above the national average in terms of its quantity of both registered nurse and physical therapy hours available to its residents. The facility supplied roughly one and a half times as much care per resident from both of these groups of skilled professionals than a typical nursing home provided. The final statistic we assessed in this area is the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in New York in this area with 82.9 percent of its patients returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
Another strength for this nursing home is long-term care, where it was given an A+ score. This is just about as good as it gets in this category. If you are seeking services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care ratings. One of the datapoints we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this nursing home provided information about vaccinations. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
In the last category we scored, this facility was awarded great marks in the category of nursing as well. As a result, it received an A+. This rendered it one of the few of facilities who received A+'s in all four categories. Nursing scores are tied to quantity of nursing care available. This place boasts a really impressive 11 hours of nursing care per resident each day, of which a significant portion was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. This is one of the higher totals of nursing hours we found at any facility. On top of providing impressive levels of care, this facility also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. For example, it performed as well as any facility in the nation in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We view these data points as predictive measures of the caliber of nursing care offered.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
John T Mather Memorial Hosp T C U Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better