The Pines at Utica Center for Nursing and Rehab is located in Utica, New York. This city has 71,803 people. With an overall rating of D, this is a lower end nursing home. Unfortunately, this grade isn't too far off the city grade for Utica, which is a C. Nevertheless, you still ought to be able to do better If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's profile, you can continue reading to learn more about its category scores. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
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The Pines at Utica Center for Nursing and Rehab
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
While we were fairly low on this facility overall, we awarded it an A for our inspections rating. This score is significantly more impressive than the nursing home's overall score. Inspection ratings are tied to many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important item to look for on these inspections. Most importantly, you should avoid facilities with severe deficiencies linked to endangerment of patients. While this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's second most favorable category is long-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. Long-term care grades assess a nursing home's personal care rather than the skilled therapy or healthcare services that are critical to a rehabilitation facility. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. We were a bit alarmed this facility vaccinated 88.858696 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is quite a bit less than what we expected. Nevertheless, this place excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Another unfortunate development was the F this facility was given in the category of short-term care. Our short-term care scores are thought to be more meaningful for people needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional skilled nursing services. This means not merely nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Given its poor grade in this category, we were not surprised to discover this place provided far fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most facilities. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who returned home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Turning to the fourth area, this facility really didn't fare well in this area either. With an abysmal grade of F in nursing, this is just about as bad as it gets. When calculating our nursing ratings, we assess both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of the nurses. With a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily, this nursing home's nurse staffing levels were far below average. In addition to receiving below average scores for total nursing hours, this nursing home was a bit less impressive in some of the quality-based measures we looked at in determining our nursing ratings. We looked at the percentage of residents sustaining pressure ulcers and found that this nursing home was at approximately 1.5 times the national average in this metric. This is a bad sign when you consider that so many bed sores are believed to be preventable with better nursing care. Unfortunately, this statistic really dragged down this facility's nursing score substantially.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Pines at Utica Center for Nursing and Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Pines at Utica Center for Nursing and Rehab, 8.3% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Pines at Utica Center for Nursing and Rehab, 2.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients that experienced a fall leading to major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Pines at Utica Center for Nursing and Rehab, 2.56% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Additional nurse staffing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Pines at Utica Center for Nursing and Rehab, 9.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term stay residents which are administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Pines at Utica Center for Nursing and Rehab, 12.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Pines at Utica Center for Nursing and Rehab, 46.74% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Many in the industry believe that this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Pines at Utica Center for Nursing and Rehab, 89.45% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Pines at Utica Center for Nursing and Rehab, 16.1% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Pines at Utica Center for Nursing and Rehab, 17.56% of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In The Pines at Utica Center for Nursing and Rehab, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to preserving the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Pines at Utica Center for Nursing and Rehab, 17.56% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Pines at Utica Center for Nursing and Rehab, 13.82% of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Pines at Utica Center for Nursing and Rehab, 71.69% of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Utica, NY
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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