Located in Auburn, New York, The Commons on St Anthony, a S N F & Short T R C is one of just a few available nursing homes there. Sporting an overall rating of C, this looks like a decent facility. This facility has some things working in its favor. One of the major highlights of this facility's profile is its remarkable inspection score, which we will address in the next paragraph.
The Commons on St Anthony, a S N F & Short T R C
- Nursing Home
- Contracted Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home earned a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its nearly flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A in this category. Inspection scores weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this area generally have few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through 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 safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a strong score in long-term care. This facility received a B in this area, which turns out to be one of our higher grades. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 90.38208 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be somewhat below what we were hoping for but still a reasonably acceptable figure. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, 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
We gave this nursing home a grade of just D for our short-term care grade. This is not an impressive grade. Our short-term care ratings are considered to be more important for those needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally requires more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. With a score of this caliber for this area, we were not stunned to learn that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. It provided significantly fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.9 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
The final area we looked at is nursing, which proved to be this nursing home's weakest area. We gave it an F for this area, which is clearly very concerning. In determining our nursing ratings, we analyze both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of the nurses. With a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day, this facility's nurse staffing levels were far below the national average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing scores. This facility performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these statistics to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Commons on St Anthony, a S N F & Short T R C Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Commons on St Anthony, a S N F & Short T R C, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Commons on St Anthony, a S N F & Short T R C, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Commons on St Anthony, a S N F & Short T R C, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who have suffered from a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Commons on St Anthony, a S N F & Short T R C, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Commons on St Anthony, a S N F & Short T R C, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Commons on St Anthony, a S N F & Short T R C, 13.2% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Commons on St Anthony, a S N F & Short T R C, 91.26% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Commons on St Anthony, a S N F & Short T R C, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Commons on St Anthony, a S N F & Short T R C, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is critical to residents' physical and mental well-being.
In The Commons on St Anthony, a S N F & Short T R C, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Commons on St Anthony, a S N F & Short T R C, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Commons on St Anthony, a S N F & Short T R C, 8.8 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Commons on St Anthony, a S N F & Short T R C, 75.07% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements.
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