South Nassau Communities Hospital T C U
1 Healthy Way, Oceanside NY 11572 · (516) 632-3500 · 100% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
South Nassau Communities Hospital T C U is one of just a few facilities located in Oceanside, New York. Featuring an overall grade of A+, this facility is one of the best nursing homes we assessed. We couldn't find many negative things to say about this place. Its ratings are impeccable. Headlining this nursing home's stellar report card is its short-term care score, which is addressed in the next section.
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Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
On top of receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an A+ in short-term care. In our short-term care grade, we attempt to create a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at a nursing home's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Remarkably, this nursing home provides about 50% more services from physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is a very favorable sign. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. In addition to excelling in the area of physical therapy hours, we found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home in the nation in this area with 73.7 percent of its patients returning home.
This nursing home also earned an A+ inspection grade, making it one of the few facilities to receive multiple A+'s in our categories. This grade is based on the nursing home's government inspections. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection grades. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively insignificant. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat 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
This facility also was superb in the area of long-term care, where it received a grade of A. Very few facilities received a better grade in this area. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. One of the criteria we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccines. It does not look like this nursing home provided vaccination data. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
In the final category we assessed, this nursing home was awarded a very strong grade of A in our nursing category. With this score, the nursing home completed a straight A profile. Our nursing score analyzes the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This facility provided 5.5 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is among the higher figures in the country. A significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the more skilled levels of nurses. We are really impressed by both of these figures. On top of offering high levels of nursing care, this facility also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home in the state when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
South Nassau Communities Hospital T C U Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better