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Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2021 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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149 Ballston Avenue,
Ballston Spa NY 12020

(518) 885-2288

25.36% estimated occupancy 1

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 B-, which is a good score. In our view, this facility looks like a good fit for quite a few people. One of the highlights of this nursing home's profile is its strong inspection grade, which is addressed in the next section.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

While this facility's overall grade was decent, it really fared well in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively insignificant. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

In addition, we also wanted to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received positive short-term care marks this year. We awarded them one of our more impressive grades in this category, with a grade of B. This proved to be the nursing home's second best grade. In determining our short-term care grades, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to devise a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Unfortunately, it does not look like this facility submitted information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to return home from the facility. We found that 5.1 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. In computing our nursing ratings, we analyze both staffing levels and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home averages just 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics. While this place got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of these quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this subcategory. This can be a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a system of turning a patient even once per day.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Switching gears to our final area, we gave this nursing home a D for long-term care. This is the facility's least impressive category rating. Unfortunately, this category hurt the nursing home's overall grade to some degree. Long-term care ratings in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. We were a bit alarmed this nursing home vaccinated 72.312706 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is quite a few points less than what we expected. To our surprise, this facility was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This is its best score in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients that have had a fall leading to severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. Better hygiene protocols reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used to treat several conditions, such as dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care, 13.6% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care, 91.89% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care, 14.66% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the decline of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care, 18.82% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels.


Grade: B-minus

In Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Saratoga Center for Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Nearby Hospitals

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  • Saratoga HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.83 miles away211 Church Street Saratoga Springs New York 12866Voluntary non-profit - Private(518) 587-3222
  • Ellis HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 12.83 miles away1101 Nott Street Schenectady New York 12308Voluntary non-profit - Private(518) 243-4000
  • St Mary's HealthcareAcute Care Hospitals 18.39 miles away427 Guy Park Avenue Amsterdam New York 12010Voluntary non-profit - Private(518) 841-7101
  • Samaritan Hospital-St Mary's CampusAcute Care Hospitals 19.66 miles away1300 Massachusetts Avenue Troy New York 12180Voluntary non-profit - Private(518) 268-5000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Saratoga Springs6.53 miles away373 Church Street Saratoga Springs New York 12866Dialysis Stations: 17 (518) 584-1807
  • Dci - Rubin Dialysis Centers - Saratoga Springs6.91 miles away59c Myrtle Avenue Saratoga Springs New York 12866CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (518) 587-1919
  • Dci - Rubin Dialysis Centers - Clifton Park10.66 miles away21 Crossing Boulevard Clifton Park New York 12065CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (518) 831-6700
  • Fms-Niskayuna Dialysis Center12.83 miles away2345 Nott Street East Schenectady New York 12309Dialysis Stations: 12 (518) 346-5186
  • Fms-Capital District Dialysis Center13.94 miles away650 Mcclellan Street Schenectady New York 12304CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (518) 382-0202
  • Schenectady Partners LLC15 miles away1594 State Street Schenectady New York 12304CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (518) 382-5309
  • New York Dialysis Services, Inc.16.33 miles away30 Century Hill Dr Latham New York 12110Dialysis Stations: 12 (518) 783-1316
  • Mohawk Valley Dialysis Center, Inc.16.77 miles away115 Towne Square Drive Amsterdam New York 12010Dialysis Stations: 15 (518) 627-0280