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Rockaway Care Center

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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353 Beach 48th Street,
Far Rockaway NY 11691

(718) 471-5000

76.22% estimated occupancy 1

Rockaway Care Center is a very-large nursing home located in Far Rockaway, New York. We gave this facility an overall grade of C. A score of this caliber requires some decent scores. This grade isn't too far off the city grade for Far Rockaway, which is a B-. The best part of this place's profile was its exemplary inspection rating. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a respectable nursing home overall, this facility also excelled in the category of inspections, where it earned an A+. Few facilities performed better in this category. Inspection grades are based on pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this category typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies an immediate threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Another one of this nursing home's more impressive category grades came in the area of long-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a B. It actually fared better than most nursing homes in this category. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are kept in good health. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 98.115944 percent of its patients, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is often a deadly illness for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. This place was also able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had just 1.44 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

Next, we looked at the nursing category where we gave this nursing home an F. This is certainly not one of this facility's better areas. When determining a facility's nursing grade, we look at the number of hours nurses are seeing residents as well as the level of skill of the nurses. This facility provided only 3.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This place also had terrible marks in some of the quality-based metrics to go along with its low nursing hour totals. We looked at the percent of residents experiencing pressure ulcers and we were quite disappointed. This facility was at approximately 1.5 times the national average in this metric. This is likely a bad sign in light of the fact that many pressure ulcers are preventable with better nursing care. This statistic helped pull down this facility's nursing score significantly.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

This nursing home's weakest area is short-term care, which is the final area we looked at. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F for this category. In spite of some decent grades in other areas, this score is still alarming so we wanted to make sure you are aware. In the area of short-term care, we try to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Considering its poor score in this area, we were not surprised to learn that this facility offered substantially fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most nursing homes. The final datapoint we assessed in this category is the number of patients who ultimately returned home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 33.3 percent of its residents returning home. This was well below the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Rockaway Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Rockaway Care Center, 9.64% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-plus

In Rockaway Care Center, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Rockaway Care Center, 2.09% of Patients had UTIs

This figure measures the percent of long-term patients who experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indication of lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Rockaway Care Center, 11.62% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Rockaway Care Center, 13.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Rockaway Care Center, 13.02% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Rockaway Care Center, 92.45% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Rockaway Care Center, 14.69% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Rockaway Care Center, 18.9% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Rockaway Care Center, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Rockaway Care Center, 18.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Rockaway Care Center, 8.78 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Rockaway Care Center, 74.53% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Scores for Far Rockaway, 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-plus

Looking for more options? Far Rockaway, New York has 9 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • St John's Episcopal Hospital at South ShoreAcute Care Hospitals 1.4 miles away327 Beach 19th Street Far Rockaway New York 11691Voluntary non-profit - Church(718) 869-7000
  • Jamaica Hospital Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.64 miles away89th Avenue and Van Wyck Expressway Richmond Hill New York 11418Voluntary non-profit - Private(718) 262-6000
  • Brookdale Hospital Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.02 miles away1 Brookdale Plaza Brooklyn New York 11212Voluntary non-profit - Private(718) 240-5966
  • Queens Hospital CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.59 miles away82-68 164th Street Jamaica New York 11432Government - Local(718) 883-3000
  • New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, Inc.Acute Care Hospitals 8.86 miles away2525 Kings Highway Brooklyn New York 11229Voluntary non-profit - Private(718) 692-5302
  • Kingsbrook Jewish Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.12 miles away585 Schenectady Avenue Brooklyn New York 11203Voluntary non-profit - Private(718) 604-5789
  • Kings County Hospital CenterAcute Care Hospitals 9.48 miles away451 Clarkson Avenue Brooklyn New York 11203Government - Local(718) 245-3901
  • University Hospital of Brooklyn ( Downstate )Acute Care Hospitals 9.5 miles away445 Lenox Road Brooklyn New York 11203Government - State(718) 270-1000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Marjorie Basser Dialysis Center1.35 miles awaySt. John's Episcopal Hospital 327 Beach 19th Street, Dialysis Unit Far Rockaway New York 11691Dialysis Stations: 15 (718) 869-7637
  • Rockaway Hd LLC1.37 miles away529 Beach 20th Street Far Rockaway New York 11691Dialysis Stations: 16 (718) 327-4503
  • Peninsula Continuum Services LLC1.81 miles away50-15 Beach Channel Drive Far Rockaway New York 11691Dialysis Stations: 20 (718) 734-2190
  • Springfield Dialysis Center4.55 miles away134-35 Springfield Boulevard Springfield Gardens New York 11413CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (718) 978-1233
  • Woodmere Dialysis LLC4.57 miles awayFive Towns Premier Nursing and Rehabilitation 1050 Central Avenue Woodmere New York 11598Dialysis Stations: 14 (516) 791-5277
  • Fms-St. Alban's Dialysis Center6.15 miles away172-70 Baisley Blvd Jamaica New York 11434CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (718) 949-1600
  • Davita Queens Dialysis Center6.19 miles away118-01 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard Jamaica New York 11434CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (718) 341-6711
  • West Nassau Dialysis Ctr, Inc6.27 miles away75 Rockaway Avenue Valley Stream New York 11580CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (516) 823-4444

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