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Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing

1455 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11230

Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is located in Brooklyn, New York. It has 215 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 205.5 residents per day. Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing 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. The overall rating for Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is “average” or 3 out of 5 stars.

Health Inspections

Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing’s star rating for health inspections is 4 stars which is an “above 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 Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing was May 8, 2017. In that report 2 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.

Staffing

According to the CMS, higher staffing levels may mean higher quality of care for residents. Thus, the CMS reviews the staffing levels. For example, the CMS looks at the number of hours per resident of licensed nurses, registered nurses, and physical therapists. Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing received a much below average rating for staffing. This means that it received 1 star out of a possible 5.

The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is 55 minutes whereas the New York average is 1 hour and 33 minutes and the national average is 1 hour and 33 minutes. The registered nurse hours per resident per day at the facility is 15 minutes compared to 42 minutes for New York and 41 minutes for the United States. Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing provides physical therapy staff hours per resident per day an average of 3 minutes. The New York average in this category is 7 minutes, while the national average is 5 minutes. However, not all nursing home residents require physical therapy.

Quality of resident care CMS reviews nursing home records for information related to a number of areas related to patient health. Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing’s star rating for overall quality of resident care is 4 stars. 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. Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing also received a 4-star rating for short-stay residents and 5 stars for long-stay resident quality of care.

Short-stay residents. For short-stay residents, the CMS reviews resident records related to hospitalizations, illness, mobility, flu and pneumonia prevention, and rate of returning home.

  • Hospitalizations: 19.0% of Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing’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%.
  • 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. 0.8% of the skilled nursing facility residents at Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing had pressure ulcers that were new or worsened while residing at this facility. The national average is 1.6%.
  • Mobility. For Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, the percentage of short-stay residents who improved in their ability to move around on their own is 95.3%, while the New York rate is 67.7% and the national rate is 66.8%
  • Flu and pneumonia. Nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 96.6% of Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing’s short-stay residents received the needed flu shot for current flu season. This percentage is than 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 Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is 98.6%, while the average for New York is 79.3% and the average for the nation is 83.2%.
  • Returning home. The goal for short-stay residents is generally for them to ultimately return home. For Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing the rate of successful return to home and community, is worse than the national average of 48.6%.

Long-stay residents. The CMS reviews similar statistics for long-stay residents.

  • Hospitalizations: For Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 2.31, which is higher than both the New York average of 1.55, and the national average of 1.75. As for the number of outpatient emergency department visits per 1,000 long-stay residents, for Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing the number of days is 0.41, while the New York average is 0.74, and the national average is 1.03.
  • Falls. The percentage of long-stay residents at Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing experiencing one or more falls with major injury is 0.5, 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 Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing with pressure ulcers is 9.8%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%.
  • Mobility. For Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened is 10.4%, while the New York rate is 16.0% and the national rate is 17.9%
  • Flu and pneumonia. Nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 100.0% of Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing’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 Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is 100%, while the average for New York is 93.6% and the average for the United States is 93.7%.
  • Depression. Nursing facilities are also evaluated for the rate at which long-stay residents show signs of depression. For Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, the percentage of long-stay residents who have symptoms of depression is 88.6% which is significantly higher than the New York average of 6.0% and the national average of 4.6%.
Fines

When a nursing home gets a serious citation or takes too long to fix a problem for which it received a citation, that facility may be assessed a penalty. A penalty can be a fine or a denied payment from Medicare. Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of Brooklyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing 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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