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Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center's website

303 East River Road,
Oswego NY 13126

(315) 343-1800

44.25% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center is one of four facilities in Oswego, New York. This facility was given an alarming overall grade based on the data we looked at. Oswego received a city grade of B-, so there are some other options in the city worth considering. Finally, we were surprised to learn that this nursing home earned a decent score in our long-term care category. You can find additional information on this category below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Partnership
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Optometry

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent grade in that category with a score of B-. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

This facility's second best category was nursing, but even there it received a grade of just D. This is still a well below average grade. Our nursing grade is largely based on a facility's nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This statistic is far below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This facility fared well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Sadly, this nursing home's next best category was long-term care. However, with a D in this area, it still performed relatively poorly. Facilities that receive this kind of score in this category likely don't provide the type of consistent 24/7 care that some other nursing homes provide. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. Candidly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility vaccinated 66.666664 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is quite a few points below what we were hoping for. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually decent at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The last category we scored was short-term care, which ended up being this nursing home's least impressive category. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in this area. Our short-term care ratings are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. With its weak score in this category, we weren't stunned to learn this facility offered significantly fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most facilities. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 1.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B

In Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure gauges the percent of long-term residents which experienced a fall leading to major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center, 13.6% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients showing symptoms of depression. Some experts believe that this is a measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center, 91.89% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center, 14.66% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center, 18.82% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Pontiac Care and Rehabilitation Center, 8.77 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge short-term care.

Scores for Oswego, NY

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of C
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

Looking for more options? Oswego, New York has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Oswego HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.29 miles away110 West Sixth Street Oswego New York 13126Voluntary non-profit - Private(315) 349-5511

Nearby Dialysis

  • Univ. Dialysis Ctr @ Oswego1.07 miles away180 West Third Street Oswego New York 13126Dialysis Stations: 19 (315) 342-3045