Located in Arverne, New York, Lawrence Nursing Care Center is one of just three facilities in the area. This nursing home was awarded an A- overall, which is one of the best ratings that we offer. A score in this range requires superb scores across the board. Based on our ratings, you can't go wrong with this place. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 200 Beds

CCRC :

For profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

On top of being a strong facility overall, it also received A+ government inspections in recent years. Its inspections are nearly flawless. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this place had some deficiencies on its 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.

Nurse Quality

A-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our nursing score is largely based on the facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMay 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: A-Aug 20: B+
Historical

The next category we analyzed is long-term care. This facility received an above average long-term care score, with a B+ in this area. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 87.51753 percent of its patients, which is slightly less than we expected. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, we were pleased to find place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.16 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

The last category we scored was short-term care. This nursing home was awarded an above average short-term care rating this year, with a B-. Although this wasn't quite as good as many of its other scores, this remains a respectable grade in this area. In determining our short-term care scores, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This score is often a meaningful assessment of the facility's rehabilitation services. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this facility provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 23 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well below the national average.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
State:
B
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Lawrence Nursing Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care residents who suffer from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of nursing care quality.

Provider
B
7.38%
State
B-
8.47%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of poor nursing care.

Provider
A+
0.7%
State
B+
2.91%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to poor nursing care. Closer supervision can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Provider
A
0.42%
State
B+
2.21%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
C
18.94%
State
B+
11.1%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic tells you the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.

Provider
B+
16.1%
State
A-
13.33%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percent of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could be an indicator lower quality care.

Provider
F
55.26%
State
B
7.09%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percentage of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
C
93.76%
State
B
93.26%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of erosion of a patient's health.

Provider
A-
10.98%
State
B+
13.31%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

Provider
D
8.5%
State
B-
15.38%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.

Provider
A-
1.16
State
B+
1.46
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Provider
A
8.5
State
B+
15.38
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.

Provider
B+
8.15
State
B+
8.22
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

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