Park Gardens Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is a large nursing home located in Bronx, New York. We gave this nursing home a C overall, which is not a bad score. This is comparable with the city grade in Bronx, which is a B-. This nursing home has some things working in its favor. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's report card is its remarkable inspection reports, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Park Gardens Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Bronx NY 10471
95.05% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its excellent government inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection scores. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are quite minor. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also fared well in the area of long-term care. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- in that area, which happens to be one of our highest grades. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are kept in good health. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 98.4375 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, we looked at the nursing home's number of hospitalizations. We found that this nursing home had 2.76 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. While this admittedly wasn't as favorable as some of its other scores in this category, this number can be skewed for some facilities based on the preexisting medical conditions of residents.
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Short-term Care Quality
Another concern was the F this nursing home was given in the category of short-term care. In crafting our short-term care grades, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to create a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Unfortunately, we found that this place offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The final metric we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 43 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar metrics doomed this facility's short-term care grade.
This nursing home's least impressive area was nursing, which is the final category we looked at. We gave it an abysmal F in this category. In spite of some acceptable grades in other areas, this score is still disappointing so we felt obligated to make a note of it. In calculating our nursing grades, we assess both staffing levels and the training levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 2.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. In addition to receiving below average marks for nursing hours, this facility was a bit less impressive in some of the quality-based measures we looked at in determining our nursing scores. We looked at the percent of residents suffering pressure ulcers and found this place was at approximately 1.5 times the national average in this metric.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Park Gardens Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Park Gardens Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 9.64% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Park Gardens Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Park Gardens Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 2.09% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint may be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Park Gardens Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 11.62% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Park Gardens Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Park Gardens Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 13.02% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some believe this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Park Gardens Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 92.45% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Park Gardens Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 14.69% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Park Gardens Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 18.9% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who retained mobility levels. Some believe that the ability to move around is important for patients physical and mental health.
In Park Gardens Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Park Gardens Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 18.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Park Gardens Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 8.78 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Park Gardens Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 74.53% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Bronx, NY
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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