Wingate of Ulster is one of just two available nursing homes in Highland, New York. Featuring an overall grade of B-, this is a solid facility. Based on our assessment, this place has some redeeming qualities. This place is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of our major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Wingate of Ulster
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
One Wingate Way,
Highland NY 12528
68.08% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Best Nursing Home in Highland, New York Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this nursing home received a decent overall score is its impeccable inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our higher scores in that category, with a grade of A. This is a much better score than the facility's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's higher category scores came in the category of short-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a B+. In forming our short-term care scores, we assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to formulate a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 6.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a middle of the pack score in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a B-. For prospective patients seeking a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. We were optimistic to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 95.323746 percent of its patients for pneumonia. This facility also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Moving on to our final area, this nursing home was awarded an acceptable nursing grade of C. Our nursing rating is based on several subcategories, however, the main consideration is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This place provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a somewhat uninspiring figure as it is well below the national average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home surprisingly fared better in some of the quality measures we assessed. It scored well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Wingate of Ulster Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Wingate of Ulster, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Wingate of Ulster, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Wingate of Ulster, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients that have sustained a urinary tract infection. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Wingate of Ulster, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percentage of long-term residents which are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Wingate of Ulster, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents who are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Wingate of Ulster, 13.2% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Wingate of Ulster, 91.26% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Wingate of Ulster, 14.75% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Wingate of Ulster, 17.32% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Wingate of Ulster, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Wingate of Ulster, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Wingate of Ulster, 8.8 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Wingate of Ulster, 75.07% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements.
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