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The Care Center at Sunset Lake

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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The Care Center at Sunset Lake's website

256 Sunset Lake Road,
Liberty NY 12754

(845) 292-8640

62.53% estimated occupancy 1

The Care Center at Sunset Lake is a senior living facility in Liberty, New York. This city has a population of 7,221 people. It looks like this is a very respectable facility. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a quality grade. Based on our analysis, you could do much worse than this nursing home. Fortunately, this nursing home didn't have any bad scores in any of the major categories. More information about its category grades can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Government - County

Specialized Services

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


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Top Nursing Home in New York Awards 2019

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Best Nursing Home in Liberty, New York Awards 2019

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Best Nursing Home in Liberty, New York Awards 2020

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Best Nursing Home in Liberty, New York Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This facility received a strong overall score as described above, but we especially want to point out its excellent government inspections in recent years. We awarded it an A in this category. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better grades in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Adding to its profile, this nursing home also earned a score of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is an above average score in this category. If you are looking for anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care grades. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 92.37805 percent of its patients. This is slightly less than we were hoping for but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The third category we graded is short-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a solid grade of B-. In crafting these short-term care ratings, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to create a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next area we graded is nursing. We gave it a B- in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this area. There are numerous factors included in this grade. Most of these subcategories are tied to the quantity of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics. While this nursing home got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it actually excelled in a few of these quality-based measures. With less than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed well in this subcategory. This is often an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning residents more frequently.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

The Care Center at Sunset Lake Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In The Care Center at Sunset Lake, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In The Care Center at Sunset Lake, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls are often the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In The Care Center at Sunset Lake, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In The Care Center at Sunset Lake, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In The Care Center at Sunset Lake, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term care residents that are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In The Care Center at Sunset Lake, 13.2% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In The Care Center at Sunset Lake, 91.26% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient health.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In The Care Center at Sunset Lake, 14.75% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the decline of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In The Care Center at Sunset Lake, 17.32% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.


Grade: F

In The Care Center at Sunset Lake, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In The Care Center at Sunset Lake, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In The Care Center at Sunset Lake, 8.8 Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In The Care Center at Sunset Lake, 75.07% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Catskill Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.5 miles away68 Harris Bushville Road Harris New York 12742Voluntary non-profit - Private(845) 794-3300
  • Ellenville Regional HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 17.19 miles away10 Healthy Way Ellenville New York 12428Voluntary non-profit - Private(845) 647-6400

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita Catskill Dialysis Center10.35 miles away139 Forestburgh Rd Monticello New York 12701CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 14 (845) 796-3300