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Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

3845 Carpenter Avenue, Bronx, New York 10467

Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is in the Bronx, 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 229 residents per day. Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center 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 for profit corporation doing business under the legal business name of White Plains Nursing Home 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 Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is “average” or 3 stars.

Health Inspections

Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center’s star rating for health inspections is 1 star which is a “much 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 Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center was September 28, 2017. In that report 2 health citations were noted. The average number of citations for New York is 4.8 and the national average is 7.8.

Problems noted in the statement of deficiencies include:

  • The facility did not ensure that residents were fed in a manner that enhanced or maintained their dignity. Specifically, a staff member was observed feeding a resident while standing over them and doing other tasks.
  • The facility did not ensure that infection control practices were maintained. Specifically, a nurse did not wash her hands in between feeding a resident, pouring supplements for other residents, and assisting another resident with their meal.

In addition, during the last 3 years, there were no complaints that resulted in the citations, and there were not any facility-reported issues that resulted in citations.

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. Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years.

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 of licensed nurses, registered nurses, nurses aides, licensed practical/vocational nurses, and physical therapists. For staffing, Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center received 1 star which is a “much below average” rating. In every category, the staffing levels of Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is lower than both the New York averages and the national averages.

  • The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center 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 Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is 14 minutes which is much lower than the New York average of 42 minutes and the national average of 41 minutes.
  • The licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/LVN) hours per resident per day at Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is 39 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 59 minutes, while the New York average is 2 hours and 15 minutes and the national average is 2 hours and 19 minutes.
  • Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center provides an average of 0 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. However, not all nursing home residents require physical therapy.
Quality of Resident Care

Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center’s star rating for overall quality of resident care is 4 stars which is an “above average” rating. Facilities are also rated on their quality of care for short-stay residents and long-stay residents. Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center’s star rating for short-stay residents is 5 stars which is a “much above average” rating, while the rating for long-stay is 2 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. In these categories, Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center’s statistics are better than the New York and national statistics. 11.0% of Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center’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 Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, the percentage of short-stay residents who have had an outpatient emergency department visit is 1.7%, 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. 1.5% of the skilled nursing facility residents at Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center 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. 97.0% of Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center’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 Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is 92.0, 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 Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 2.47, 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 Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center the number is days is 0.74, 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 Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center experiencing one or more falls with major injury is 1.1, while the New York average is 2.9, and the national average is 3.4. The percentage of long-stay high-risk residents at Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center with pressure ulcers is 10.1%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center with a urinary tract infection is 1.7%, compared to the New York average of 2.4% and the national average of 2.8%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder is 2.3%, 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 Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 33.2% of long-stay residents’ ability to move independently worsened. This is higher than the average for New York which is 16% and the national average which is 17.9%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center whose need for help with daily activities has increased is 24.0%, compared to the New York average of 13.3% and the national average of 14.8%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center who report moderate to severe pain is 2.1%, compared to the New York average of 4.0% and the national average of 6.9%.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center 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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