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Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care

110 Beaver Dam Road, Brookhaven, New York 11719

Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care is located in Brookhaven, New York. It has 240 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 223.4 residents per day. Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care 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 corporation doing business under the legal business name of Bellhaven Management 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 Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care is “above average” or 4 stars. In addition to health inspections, nursing facilities are also regularly inspected to ensure that they follow fire safety rules.

Health Inspections

New York State inspectors regularly conduct full inspections of nursing homes for compliance with federal Medicare and Medicaid regulations. Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care’s star rating for health inspections is 3 stars which is an “average” rating. The date of the most recent health inspection of Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care was February 27, 2019. In that report 3 health citations were noted. The average number of citations for New York is 4.9, while the national average is 8 citations.

As part of the inspection process, the CMS completed a “statement of deficiencies” that included the following observations:

  • the facility did not ensure that pain management was monitored for residents who require such services, consistent with professional standards of practice and the comprehensive person-centered care plan.
  • the facility did not ensure that the attending physician must document in the resident's
    medical record that the identified irregularity has been reviewed by the Pharmacist and
    what, if any, action has been taken to address it.
  • the facility did not ensure that medical records are in accordance with accepted professional
    standards and practices and that each resident's medical record are complete and
    accurately documented.

As part of the health inspection process, at any time during the year inspectors have the authority to inspect a nursing home based on a complaint submitted by a resident or based on an incident self-reported by the facility. From 6/1/2018 - 5/31/2019, there were not complaint inspections. However, during the last 3 years there were 3 complaints that resulted in citations, and there were no facility-reported incidents that resulting in citations.

Staffing

In rating nursing facilities for staffing the CMS reviews the staffing levels as higher staffing levels can be a sign of better care. Specifically, it looks at the number of hours per resident of licensed nurses, registered nurses, nurse aides, licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/LVN), and physical therapists. For staffin, Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care received 2 stars which is a “below average” rating. The rating is based on the following:

The average total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care is 1 hour and 16 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 Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care is 28 minutes which is less than the average for New York of 42 minutes and the national average of 41 minutes.

The LPN/LVN hours per resident per day at Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care is 48 minutes which is slightly lower than the New York average of 49 minutes and lower than the national average of 53 minutes.

The nurse aide hours per resident per day is 2 hours and 15 minutes at Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care, while the New York average is 2 hours and 15 minutes and the national average is 2 hours and 19 minutes.

Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care provides 3 minutes of physical therapist staff hours per resident per day, compared to the New York average is 7 minutes and the national average is 5 minutes. While Bellhaven’s physical therapist staffing is lower than both the New York and national averages, it should be noted that not all nursing home residents require physical therapy.

Quality of Resident Care

Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care’s star rating for overall quality of resident care is 5 stars. In addition to being rated for overall quality of care, facilities are also rated on their quality of care for short-stay residents and long-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. Long-stay residents are those who spent over 100 days in a nursing home. Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care also received 5-star ratings for short-stay resident quality of care and 4 stars for long-stay resident quality of care.

Short-stay residents. CMS reviews nursing home records for information related to several areas related to patient health. Information reviewed includes re-hospitalization, incidence of pressure ulcers, mobility, and flu and pneumonia prevention efforts.

Hospitalizations: 22.6% of Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission, which is slightly higher than the average for New York of 20.4% and the same as the national average of 22.6%.

Pressure ulcers. 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. A high incidence of pressure ulcers may indicate that prevention and care measures are not as good as they could be. 1.4% of the skilled nursing facility residents at Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care had pressure ulcers that were new or worsened while residing at this facility, which is lower than the national average is 1.6%.

Mobility. For Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care, the percentage of short-stay residents who improved in their ability to move around on their own is 83.7%, which is much higher that the New York average of 67.6% and the national average of 66.8%

Flu and pneumonia. Nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 93.4% of Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care’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 82.7% and 82.4%, respectively. As for the percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia, the percentage for Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care is 93.4%, while the average for New York is 79.4% and the average for the United States is 83.2%.

Long-stay residents

Hospitalizations. A part of a nursing home’s quality of resident care rating is the number of resident hospitalizations. For Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 1.83, which is higher than both the averages for New York and the nation which are 1.55 and 1.75. As for the number of outpatient emergency department visits per 1,000 long-stay resident, for Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care the number is days is 1.11, while the New York average is 0.74, and the national average is 1.03.

Falls. The rating also takes into consideration specific medical issues experienced by residents. The percentage of long-stay residents at Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care experiencing one or more falls with major injury is 1.7, while the New York average is 2.9, and the national average is 3.4.

Pressure ulcers. The percentage of long-stay high-risk residents at Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care with pressure ulcers is 5.4%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%.

Mobility. For Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care, percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened is 23.1%, which is higher than the New York rate of 16.0% and the national rate of 17.9%

Flu and pneumonia. Nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 99.5% of Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care’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 97.1% and 95.6%, respectively. As for the percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia, the percentage for Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care is 99.6%, while the average for New York is 93.7% and the average for the United States is 93.7%.

Penalties

Citations can result in penalties. If the citation is particularly serious or if the nursing home takes a long to cure the citation, the federal government may either fine the nursing home, or deny payment from Medicare. Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years.

Fire Safety Inspections

Nursing homes that are certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid must meet standards set by the government to ensure residents are safe. Fire safety specialists inspect nursing homes to determine if a nursing home meets the Life Safety Code (LSC) requirements, a set of fire safety and emergency preparedness requirements set by the CMS. These requirements are aimed at preventing fires, or protecting residents in the event of an emergency like a fire, hurricane, tornado, flood, power failure, or gas leak.

The most recent fire safety inspection was February 27, 2019. During that inspection the facility did not receive any citations, while the New York average is 3.5 and national average is 2.9.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of Bellhaven Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care 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 representations as to the quality of any of the facilities or their ratings on the site.

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