Trustees of Eastern Star Hall & Home of the N Y S is an average-sized non-profit facility in Oriskany, New York. With an A overall grade, we rated this facility in the top fifth of all facilities in the United States. Based on our assessment, you can't go wrong with this place. As you can find below, this place also performed just fine in our category grades. It's hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
Trustees of Eastern Star Hall & Home of the N Y S
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Colostomy Care
Top Nursing Home in New York Awards 2019
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our inspection scores are tied to several datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and 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 health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also wanted to point out the fact that this facility fared very well in our long-term care category. We awarded them an elite score of A+ in this area. When facilities receive this type of score in this category it is typically a good sign for resident care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 98.31933 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to an additional strength for this facility, we gave them one of our more positive scores in our short-term care category as well, with a B+. Short-term care grades are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a broad spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
In our final area, this nursing home also received a first-rate nursing grade, with a B+. This topped off a very favorable profile. There are a number of criteria within this grade. Most of the data points are tied to the quantity of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Trustees of Eastern Star Hall & Home of the N Y S Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Trustees of Eastern Star Hall & Home of the N Y S, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Trustees of Eastern Star Hall & Home of the N Y S, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Trustees of Eastern Star Hall & Home of the N Y S, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Trustees of Eastern Star Hall & Home of the N Y S, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for several medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Trustees of Eastern Star Hall & Home of the N Y S, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Trustees of Eastern Star Hall & Home of the N Y S, 13.2% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Trustees of Eastern Star Hall & Home of the N Y S, 91.26% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Trustees of Eastern Star Hall & Home of the N Y S, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Trustees of Eastern Star Hall & Home of the N Y S, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Trustees of Eastern Star Hall & Home of the N Y S, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Trustees of Eastern Star Hall & Home of the N Y S, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Trustees of Eastern Star Hall & Home of the N Y S, 8.8 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 reduced emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Trustees of Eastern Star Hall & Home of the N Y S, 75.07% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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