Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care is a nursing home in Ballston Spa, New York. This city has a population of 31,192 people. This facility was awarded an overall grade of C, which is a good score. In our view, this facility looks like a good fit for quite a few people. The best part of this nursing home's report card was is its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2021 by Nick Lata
149 Ballston Avenue,
Ballston Spa NY 12020
25.36% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
To pair with its relatively modest overall grade, we gave this facility an A- for our inspections rating. This grade is far more impressive than its overall grade. Inspection scores are based on datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area 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 hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to be an immediate risk to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's more impressive category grades was in the category of short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a B. In computing our short-term care grades, we size up the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This grade is considered to be a fair measure of a facility's rehabilitation. We weren't able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of B-. The nursing score features a number of subcategories. The most heavily weighted factor is the quantity of hours nurses spent with residents. This nursing home averages just 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place surprisingly excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. It scored well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we scored is long-term care, proved to be this facility's worst category. We awarded this facility a D in this area. Facilities that do not fare well in this category typically are not as well-staffed and are lagging in a few of the areas of routine personal care we looked at. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to a relatively low 72.312706 percent of its residents, which is quite a bit lower than we expected. To our surprise, this nursing home actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly used to treat residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care, 13.2% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care, 91.26% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Some argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who maintained mobility. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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