Meadowbrook Healthcare is a very-large facility in Plattsburgh, New York. This is a quality facility with a grade of B+ overall. We were pleased to find out that many of the other facilities in Plattsburgh received similar grades. You could certainly do much worse than this place. Fortunately, this facility didn't have any bad scores in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
154 North Prospect Avenue,
Plattsburgh NY 12901
73.34% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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. Our inspection grades weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area tend to have few severe deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to this facility's list of achievements, it also was given a top-shelf long-term care grade. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. When facilities receive this type of score in this category it is usually a good sign for resident care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at was short-term care. This facility was awarded an impressive short-term care score, with a grade of B in the category. Our short-term care scores are arguably more meaningful for folks in need of rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically mandates more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we assessed in this area is the number of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 5.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
The last area we looked at is nursing. In this category, we gave this nursing home a decent grade of B-. This ended up being this nursing home's weakest area. The nursing rating consists of a handful of components, most of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This figure is far below average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics. Although this place got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of these quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it did very well in this area. This is typically a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving residents even once per day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Meadowbrook Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Meadowbrook Healthcare, 9.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Meadowbrook Healthcare, 3.11% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Meadowbrook Healthcare, 2.03% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that suffered from a UTI. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint may be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Meadowbrook Healthcare, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Meadowbrook Healthcare, 13.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Meadowbrook Healthcare, 13.75% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting signs of depression. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Meadowbrook Healthcare, 90.38% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Meadowbrook Healthcare, 15.3% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Meadowbrook Healthcare, 14.12% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels. Some argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients mental and physical health.
In Meadowbrook Healthcare, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Meadowbrook Healthcare, 14.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Meadowbrook Healthcare, 9.74 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures 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 Meadowbrook Healthcare, 75.23% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements.
Scores for Plattsburgh, NY
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Plattsburgh, New York has 3 other nursing homes
- Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical CtrAcute Care Hospitals 0.44 miles away75 Beekman Street Plattsburgh New York 12901Voluntary non-profit - Private(518) 562-7767
- h.k. Freedman Renal Center1.11 miles away91 Plaza Boulevard Plattsburgh New York 12901CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (518) 566-7043