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Briarcliff Manor Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care

620 Sleepy Hollow Road, Briarcliff Manor, New York 10510

Briarcliff Manor Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care is located in Grand Island, New York. It has 131 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 116.2 residents per day. Briarcliff Manor Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care is not in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, and it is not in a hospital. It has a Resident and Family Council to facilitate communications with the staff. The facility is a nonprofit corporation doing business under the legal business name of Elant at Brandywine Inc.

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 Briarcliff Manor Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care is “below average” or 2 stars.

Health Inspections

Briarcliff Manor Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care’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 Briarcliff Manor Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care was August 2, 2017. In that report 6 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. During the August 2nd inspection, some of the deficiencies noted included:

  • the facility did not assure the security of all personal funds of residents deposited with the facility
  • the facility did not provide adequate maintenance services necessary to maintain a sanitary and orderly interior. Specifically, walls, doors and closets in resident rooms were observed to be in disrepair
  • the facility did not ensure that adequate monitoring of fluid intake for a resident
    on fluid restriction. Specifically, the amount of fluids allowed to be given with medications was not documented to ensure compliance with the fluid restriction.

In addition, during the last 3 years, there were 4 complaints that resulted in citations, but no facility-reported incidents that resulted in citations.

Staffing

According to the CMS, higher staffing levels may mean higher quality of care for residents. Thus, the CMS reviews the staffing levels. Specifically, it looks at the number of hours per resident per day of licensed nurses, registered nurses, nurses aides, licensed practical/vocational nurses, and physical therapists. For staffing, Briarcliff Manor Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care received 1 star which is a “much below average” rating. A factor in this rating is that the facility did not submit staffing data, has reported a high number of days without a registered nurse onsite, or submitted data that could not be verified through an audit.

Quality of Resident Care

Briarcliff Manor Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care’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.

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 (SNF) benefit. Briarcliff Manor Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care’s star rating for short-stay residents is 5 stars which is a “much above average” rating.

21.4% of Briarcliff Manor Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care’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%. Antipsychotic medications can be used to treat certain mental health conditions. None of the short-stay residents of Briarcliff Manor Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care received antipsychotic medication for the first time, while the New York average is 1.5%. and the national average is 1.8%.

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. None of the skilled nursing facility residents at Briarcliff Manor Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care 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. 75.0% of Briarcliff Manor Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care’s short-stay residents received the needed flu shot for current flu season. This percentage is lower 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 Briarcliff Manor Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care is 54.9%, 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. Briarcliff Manor Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care’s rating for long-stay residents is 5 stars which is a “much above average” rating.

A part of a nursing home’s quality of resident care rating is the number of resident hospitalizations. For Briarcliff Manor Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 2.23, 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 Briarcliff Manor Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care the number is days is 0.63, while the New York average is 0.74, and the national average is 1.03.

The rating also takes into consideration specific medical issues experienced by residents. The percentage of long-stay residents at Briarcliff Manor Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care experiencing one or more falls with major injury is 2.3, while the New York average is 2.9, and the national average is 3.4. The percentage of long-stay high-risk residents at Briarcliff Manor Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care with pressure ulcers is 10.3%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Briarcliff Manor Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care with a urinary tract infection is 0.3%, compared to the New York average of 2.4% and the national average of 2.8%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Briarcliff Manor Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder is 0.0%, compared to the New York average of 1.6% and the national average of 2.2%.

As for factors related to mobility and pain, the rating examines the percentage of residents whose ability to move independently worsened. For Briarcliff Manor Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care, 11.8% of long-stay residents’ ability to move independently worsened. The average for New York is 16% and the national average is 17.9%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Briarcliff Manor Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care whose need for help with daily activities has increased is 11.9%, compared to the New York average of 13.3% and the national average of 14.8%.

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. Briarcliff Manor Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of Briarcliff Manor Center For Rehabilitation and 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 representation as to the quality of any of the facilities or their ratings on the site.

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