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Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home

2749 Linden Boulevard, Grand Island, New York 11208

Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home is located in Brooklyn, New York. It has 140 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 130.5 residents per day. Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home 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 Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home Inc. The overall rating for Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home is “average” or 3 out of 5 stars.

Health Inspections

Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home’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 Queens Nursing Home was February 15, 2018. In that report 1 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. In the last 3 years, there were no complaints that resulted in citations, and 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. For example, the CMS looks at the number of hours per resident of licensed nurses, registered nurses, and physical therapists. Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home received a below average rating for staffing. This means that it received two stars out of a possible five.

The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home is 1 hour and 31 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 42 minutes compared to 56 minutes for New York and 50 minutes for the United States. Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home provides physical therapy staff hours per resident per day an average of 1 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 Queens Nursing Home’s star rating for overall quality of resident care is 3 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 Queens Nursing Home received a 1-star rating for short-stay residents and 5-stars for long-stay residents.

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: 25.0% of Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home’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. 4.4% of the skilled nursing facility residents at Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home had pressure ulcers that were new or worsened while residing at this facility. The national average is 1.6%.
  • Flu and pneumonia. Nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 46.2% of Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home’s short-stay residents received the needed flu shot for current flu season. This percentage is much lower than both the New York and national averages which stand at 82.6% and 82.3%, respectively. However, nursing homes are required to provide flu shots each year. However, residents are not required to get flu shots. Any resident has the right to refuse if he or she does not want a shot, has already received the shot, or the flu shot is medically contraindicated. As for the percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia, the percentage for Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home is 42.5%, while the average for New York is 79.3% and the average for the nation is 83.2%.

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

  • Hospitalizations: For Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 2.37, 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 Queens Nursing Home the number of days is 0.64, while the New York average is 0.74, and the national average is 1.03.
  • Falls. None of the long-stay residents at Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home experienced one or more falls with major injury, 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 Queens Nursing Home with pressure ulcers is 6.0%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%.
  • Mobility. For Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home, percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened is 10.0%, 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. 95.6% of Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home’s long-stay residents received the needed flu shot for current flu season. This percentage is lower the New York average of 97.0% and the same as the national average. As for the percentage of long-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia, the percentage for Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home is 89.0%, 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 Queens Nursing Home, the percentage of long-stay residents who have symptoms of depression is 0.2% compared to 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 Queens Nursing Home has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of Brooklyn Queens Nursing Home 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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