Medford Multicare Center for Living is a very-large nursing home located in Medford, New York. We awarded this facility an overall grade of C. A grade of this caliber requires some solid marks. Based on our assessment, this place ought to meet the needs of many people. The best part of this facility's report card was its stellar inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Medford Multicare Center for Living
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- 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
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this ended up being a decent nursing home is that it earned an elite inspection score. Its inspection score was far superior to its overall grade. In the inspections category, we gave this facility an A+. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively insignificant. This particular nursing home received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home an impressive score in long-term care. This facility earned a grade of B+ in this area, which is one of our more favorable scores. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 98.61933 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we gave this nursing home an F. This is certainly not one of this facility's better areas. Our nursing rating is largely based on the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home offered only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is not a very impressive figure. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing grades. This place performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these datapoints to be indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the next category, this facility really did not fare well. With a very poor grade of F in short-term care, this is this facility's worst category grade. Short-term care grades are typically employed to score a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer better levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. As you might expect, we found that this nursing home offers substantially less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the average facility. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This definitely wasn't a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 3.5 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, around half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Medford Multicare Center for Living Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Medford Multicare Center for Living, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Medford Multicare Center for Living, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Medford Multicare Center for Living, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term residents who have had UTI's. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Medford Multicare Center for Living, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Medford Multicare Center for Living, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Medford Multicare Center for Living, 13.6% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Medford Multicare Center for Living, 91.89% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Medford Multicare Center for Living, 14.66% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate erosion of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Medford Multicare Center for Living, 18.82% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who maintained mobility. Some would argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental well-being.
In Medford Multicare Center for Living, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Medford Multicare Center for Living, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Medford Multicare Center for Living, 8.77 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Medford Multicare Center for Living, 74.71% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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