Ross Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation is one of just two facilities in Brentwood, New York. With an overall rating of B, this facility is a fine choice. Based on the data we reviewed, you could do much worse than this facility. Fortunately, this nursing home didn't have any bad scores in any of the four major categories. More information about its category grades can be found below.
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Ross Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this place is a quality nursing home is that it earned a very impressive inspection score. In fact, inspections turned out to be its best category grade. In that area, we gave this facility an A+. Inspection scores are based on several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this category have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This nursing home received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to be an immediate risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's above average category grades came in the area of long-term care. We gave them one of our more positive grades in that category, with a score of B+. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the datapoints we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 73.71134 percent of its residents. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed was short-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to judge a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation In order to offer highly scored rehabilitation services, facilities generally must feature better levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. It doesn't appear that this facility submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Switching gears to the final area, this facility was awarded a C for nursing, which is generally an acceptable grade. In calculating a facility's nursing score, we weigh the amount of time nurses commit to residents as well as the levels of training of those nurses. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This figure is significantly below average. Finally, we also factored in a few quality-based measures in this category. While this facility did not rank well in terms of nursing hours, it performed much better in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. By way of illustration, in terms of the percentage of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, this nursing home fared better than the national average. This is typically an indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented with better nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ross Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ross Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 7.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ross Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 2.06% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ross Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.1% of Patients had UTIs
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered from UTI's. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ross Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 12.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ross Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 15.22% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients who are prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ross Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 18.8% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some believe that this is a measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ross Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 79.51% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ross Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 19.89% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of erosion of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ross Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 9.84% of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Ross Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ross Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 9.84% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ross Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 12.46% of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ross Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 82.13% of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with better rehabilitation services.
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