Queen of Peace Residence is one of a mere two nursing homes located in Queens Village, New York. With an A+ overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top five percentile of all facilities in the country. This is just about as good of a nursing home as you're going to find. Scroll down to find this place's category scores, which also impressed us. You really can't do much better than a straight A report card.
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Queen of Peace Residence
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
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Best Nursing Home in Queens Village, New York Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in New York Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Queens Village, New York Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in New York Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Queens Village, New York Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this place turned out to be a quality nursing home is it earned an A+ in our inspections category. This is as good as it gets in this critical category. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Our nursing score is largely tied to the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
Compounding its first-rate resume, this facility also received an excellent long-term care grade, with a score of A. For residents in need of a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 91.53439 percent of its patients, which is a bit less than we were hoping for. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category we graded, this facility was awarded a very strong grade of A in our short-term care category. With this score, the facility rounded out a straight A report card. Short-term care ratings are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Queen of Peace Residence Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Queen of Peace Residence, 2.38% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Queen of Peace Residence, 4.76% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Queen of Peace Residence, 1.1% of Patients had UTIs
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients which sustained urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic may be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Queen of Peace Residence, 5.29% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients that are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Queen of Peace Residence, 3.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Queen of Peace Residence, 3.24% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Queen of Peace Residence, 95.77% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Queen of Peace Residence, 19.58% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that required 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 Queen of Peace Residence, 14.12% of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Queen of Peace Residence, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Queen of Peace Residence, 14.12% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.