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Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehab

801 Co Op City Boulevard, Bronx, New York 10475

Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehab is located in the Bronx. It has 480 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 467.4 residents per day. Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehab is not in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, and it is not in a hospital. It has a Resident Council to facilitate communications with the staff. The facility is a for profit partnership doing business under the legal business name of Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, LLC.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) gives each nursing home an overall rating* on a scale of 1 to 5 stars: 5 stars = much above average, 4 stars = above average, 3 stars = average, 2 stars = below average, 1 star = much below average. The CMS also assigns star ratings in the categories of health inspections, staffing, and quality of resident care. The overall rating for Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehab is “average” or 3 stars.

Health Inspections

Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehab’s star rating for health inspections is 2 stars which is a “below average” rating. New York State inspectors regularly conduct full inspections of nursing homes for compliance with federal Medicare and Medicaid regulations. In addition, at any time during the year a nursing home may also be inspected based on a complaint submitted by a resident or based on an incident self-reported by the facility.

The date of the most recent health inspection of Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehab was July 19, 2017. In that report 4 health citations were noted. The average number of citations for New York is 4.8 and the average number of citations in the United States is 7.8. No health deficiencies were described in the statement of deficiencies.

However, there was a complaint inspection on June 21, 2018. In the statement of deficiencies, the following issues were noted:

  • The facility failed to ensure that residents are fully informed and understand their health status, care and treatments.
  • The facility failed to ensure that all residents received appropriate mental health diagnoses for their conditions/behaviors.
Staffing

The CMS reviews staffing levels, as higher staffing levels may mean higher quality of care for residents. Specifically, it looks at the number of hours per resident of licensed nurses, registered nurses, nurses aides, licensed practical/vocational nurses, and physical therapists. For staffing, Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehab received 2 stars which is a “below average” rating. In each of the categories reviewed, Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehab’s staffing levels are lower than state and national levels.

  • The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehab is 53 minutes, while the New York average is 1 hour and 31 minutes and the national average is 1 hour and 33 minutes.
  • The registered nurse hours per resident per day at Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehab is 24 minutes compared to 42 minutes for New York and 41 minutes for the United States.
  • The licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/LVN) hours per resident per day at Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehab is 29 minutes compared to 49 minutes for New York and 53 minutes for the United States.
  • The nurses aid hours per resident per day is 1 hour and 58 minutes, while the New York average is 2 hours and 15 minutes and the national average is 2 hours and 19 minutes.
  • Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehab provides 3 minutes of physical therapist staff hours per resident per day, which is lower than the New York average of 7 minutes and the national average of 5 minutes. However, note that not all nursing home residents require physical therapy.
Quality of Resident Care

Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehab’s star rating for overall quality of resident care is 5 stars which is a “much above average” rating. Facilities are also rated on their quality of care for short-stay residents and long-stay residents. Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehab’s star rating for short-stay residents is 4 stars which is an “above average” rating, while the rating for long-stay is 5 stars.

Short-stay residents. Short-stay residents are those who spent 100 days or less in a nursing home, or residents covered under the Medicare Part A Skilled Nursing Facility benefit.

In determining a nursing home’s rating for short-stay residents, the CMS reviews records related to residents’ visits to hospitals. 17.2% of Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehab’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. The average for New York is 20.4% and national average is 22.6%. As for outpatient emergency department visits, for Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehab, the percentage of short-stay residents who have had an outpatient emergency department visit is 10.5%, while the New York average is 8.8% and the national average is 10.7%.

Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores or pressure injuries, are injuries to skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin, such as staying in one position for a long time. In some, but not all instances, pressure ulcers can be indicative of negligent care. 0.5% of the skilled nursing facility residents at Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehab had pressure ulcers that were new or worsened while residing at this facility. The national average is 1.6%.

Nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 68.3% of Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehab’s short-stay residents received the needed flu shot for current flu season. This percentage is higher than both the New York and national averages which stand at 82.6% and 82.3%, respectively.

As for the percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia, the percentage for Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehab is 72.5%, while the average for New York is 79.3% and the average for the United States is 83.2%.

Long-stay residents. Long-stay residents are those who spent over 100 days in a nursing home.

A part of a nursing home’s quality of resident care rating is the number of resident hospitalizations. For Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehab, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 1.62, while the New York average is 1.55, and the national average is 1.75. As for the number of outpatient emergency department visits per 1,000 long-stay resident, for Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehab the number is days is 0.51, while the New York average is 0.74, and the national average is 1.03.

The percentage of long-stay high-risk residents at Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehab with pressure ulcers is 3.9%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%.

Just like for short-stay residents, the CMS evaluates flu and pneumonia prevention measures for long-stay residents. 98.9% of Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehab’s long-stay residents received the needed flu shot for current flu season. This percentage is higher than both the New York and national averages which stand at 97.0% and 95.6%, respectively.

As for the percentage of long-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia, the percentage for Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehab is 98.2%, while the average for New York is 93.6% and the average for the United States is 93.7%.

Fines

When a nursing home gets a serious citation or fails to correct a citation for a long period of time, that facility may be assessed a penalty. A penalty can be a fine against the facility or a denied payment from Medicare. Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehab has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of Bay Park Center for Nursing and Rehab is from Medicare.gov and is based on past performance. Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. Further, we recommend that you check the statistics yourself at Medicare.gov for both accuracy and updates. Choosing a nursing home is a very difficult decision, and we make no representation as to the quality of any of the facilities or their ratings on the site.

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