Penfield Place is a senior living facility located in Penfield, New York, which has a population of 19,804 people. Sporting an overall rating of C, this is a solid nursing home. You could definitely do worse than this place. One of the major highlights of this facility's report card is its remarkable inspection score, which is addressed in the next section.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was not bad, it really excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A+ for that category, which is one of our best scores. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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. Based on this, we had positive view of this facility's recent inspections.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's next highest area was short-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a C. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we size up a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This score is frequently a meaningful assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. We were surprised to find that this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. In fact, it supplied fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. It is still important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. The last measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who returned home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.
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Another strength of this facility is its favorable grade in nursing. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with an D. The nursing score consists of a handful of subcategories, many of which are based on nursing hours. This place offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This facility fared well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed is long-term care, which is a low point for this nursing home. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in long-term care. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in long-term care it is typically a bad sign for patient care and it may indicate that the facility is not as well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. Unfortunately, this facility vaccinated just 82.06896 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Surprisingly, this facility actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Penfield Place Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Penfield Place, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Penfield Place, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who experienced a fall which resulted in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Penfield Place, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic can be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Penfield Place, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Penfield Place, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Penfield Place, 13.2% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Many believe this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Penfield Place, 91.26% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Penfield Place, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Penfield Place, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry believe that mobility is vital to patients well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Penfield Place, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Penfield Place, 8.8 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Penfield Place, 75.07% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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