Westhampton Care Center is a senior living facility located in Westhampton, New York, a city with a total of 2,467 people. This is a very respectable nursing home. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a favorable rating. You could definitely do much worse than this place. This nursing home's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which is addressed in the next section.
Westhampton Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This means that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its profile, 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. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. After looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 99.10314 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is much higher than the average nursing home. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the third area, this nursing home also earned a grade of B for its short-term care rating. This is an above average grade in this area. Our short-term care scores are likely most meaningful for those needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally requires higher levels of skilled nursing services. This includes not merely nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients that were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 6.3 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
The last area we assessed was nursing. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in our nursing category, making this the nursing home's worst category grade. The nursing grade includes many data points, but the most important consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. With only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day, this nursing home's nurse staffing levels were far below average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This nursing home performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Westhampton Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Westhampton Care Center, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Westhampton Care Center, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Westhampton Care Center, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients who have experienced UTI's. UTI's could be a sign of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Westhampton Care Center, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Westhampton Care Center, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are generally prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Westhampton Care Center, 13.6% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. High rates of depression could be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Westhampton Care Center, 91.89% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Westhampton Care Center, 14.66% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could indicate decline of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Westhampton Care Center, 18.82% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility. Many would argue that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental health.
In Westhampton Care Center, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Westhampton Care Center, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Westhampton Care Center, 8.77 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Westhampton Care Center, 74.71% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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