River Ridge Living Center is an average-sized facility in Amsterdam, New York. Featuring an overall rating of B-, this appears to be a respectable facility. You can definitely do worse than this place. The best part of this nursing home's profile is is its inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
River Ridge Living Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. Our inspection grades are based on many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This place received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This indicates that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to create an imminent risk to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, we also wanted to point out that this nursing home was awarded favorable long-term care marks in this assessment. We awarded them one of our more favorable scores in this category, with a grade of B. This proved to be the facility's second best score. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in this category it is usually a good sign for resident care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. After we finished looking at the quantity of nursing care, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 99.6063 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia tragically can be a life threatening condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility does not take any chances. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. The nursing grade weighs many datapoints, but the paramount consideration is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. It performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the number of hours of care offered.
Short-term Care Quality
Our final category is short-term care, in which we awarded this nursing home a B- in this area. Short-term care ratings are important for people in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last item we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 4.2 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
River Ridge Living Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In River Ridge Living Center, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In River Ridge Living Center, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In River Ridge Living Center, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percent of long-term stay residents who have sustained a urinary tract infection. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In River Ridge Living Center, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term care residents which are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In River Ridge Living Center, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay residents that are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In River Ridge Living Center, 13.6% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression could reveal worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In River Ridge Living Center, 91.89% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In River Ridge Living Center, 14.66% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In River Ridge Living Center, 18.82% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.
In River Ridge Living Center, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In River Ridge Living Center, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In River Ridge Living Center, 8.77 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In River Ridge Living Center, 74.71% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living often correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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