The Wartburg Home is a very-large non-profit facility in Mount Vernon, New York. This nursing home was awarded an A- overall, which is among the most impressive scores we offer. A grade of this caliber requires superb marks across the board. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top quarter of all facilities in the nation. This facility's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which you can find in the next section.
The Wartburg Home
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
On top of performing well overall, this nursing home received a nearly flawless inspection report. Therefore, it earned one of our best scores in that category with an A+. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies an immediate threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
Among its many elite scores, this nursing home received first-rate short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in this category. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a vast spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this nursing home submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The last measure we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 6.4 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the next area, this nursing home also received a score of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this area. When nursing homes receive this type of score in this category it is a good sign for patient care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 94.51219 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The last category we assessed was nursing. In this category, we gave this facility a decent grade of B-. This was this nursing home's worst area. Nursing ratings are based largely on levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided just 0 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a relatively low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics. Although this place got docked a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of these quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed well in this subcategory. This is often a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning patients more often.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
The Wartburg Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In The Wartburg Home, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In The Wartburg Home, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients who experienced a fall which caused severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In The Wartburg Home, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients who sustained UTI's. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In The Wartburg Home, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In The Wartburg Home, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In The Wartburg Home, 13.6% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In The Wartburg Home, 91.89% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In The Wartburg Home, 14.66% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In The Wartburg Home, 18.82% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term residents that maintained mobility. Many in the industry would argue that mobility is important for residents' mental and physical health.
In The Wartburg Home, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In The Wartburg Home, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In The Wartburg Home, 8.77 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In The Wartburg Home, 74.71% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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