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Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center

140 Meisner Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10306

Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center is located on Staten Island. It has 378 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 364.5 residents per day. Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center 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 nonprofit corporation doing business under the legal business name of Eger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) gives each nursing home an overall rating* on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, as well as star ratings in the categories of health inspections, staffing, and quality of resident care. The overall rating for Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center is “much above average” or 5 stars.

Health Inspections

Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center’s star rating for health inspections is 5 stars. Roughly once every 12-18 months, New York State inspectors conduct full inspections of nursing homes for compliance with the 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, relative or other individual, or based on a facility’s self-reported incident. When inspectors find noncompliance, the facility receives a citation.

The date of the most recent health inspection was June 18, 2018. In that report no health citations were noted, and no deficiencies were noted. In addition, during the last 3 years, there were no complaints that resulted in citations, and there were no facility-reported incidents that resulted in citations.

Staffing

For staffing, Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center received 3 stars which is an average rating. The staffing rating is based on 2 measures: registered nurse hours per resident per day; and total staffing hours per resident per day. Total staffing includes: registered nurses, licensed practical nurses/licensed vocational nurses, and nurses aides.

The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center is 1 hour and 5 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 Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center is 48 minutes compared to 42 minutes for New York and 41 minutes for the United States. The licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/LVN) hours per resident per day at Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center is 17 minutes compared to 49 minutes for New York and 53 minutes for the United States.

Physical therapist hours are also measured. This measure shows the average time physical therapists spend providing care tor residents throughout the facility. However, not all nursing home residents require physical therapy. Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center provides 7 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.

Quality of Resident Care

Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center’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. Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center’s star rating for short-stay residents is 5 stars which is a “much above average” rating.

24.1% of Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation 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%. Antipsychotic medications can be used to treat certain mental health conditions. 1.1% of short-stay residents of Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center 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. 0.2% of the skilled nursing facility residents at Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation 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. 93.4% of Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation 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 Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center is 90.6%, 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. Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center’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 Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 1.31, 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 residents, for Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center the number is days is 0.31, 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 Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center experiencing one or more falls with major injury is 1.3, while the New York average is 2.9, and the national average is 3.4. The percentage of long-stay high-risk residents at Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center with pressure ulcers is 5.2%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center with a urinary tract infection is 2.0%, compared to the New York average of 2.4% and the national average of 2.8%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder is 1.0%, 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 Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, 18.1% of long-stay residents’ ability to move independently worsened. The average for New York is 16.0% and the national average is 17.9%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center whose need for help with daily activities has increased is 8.5%, compared to the New York average of 13.3% and the national average of 14.8%. The percentage of long-stay residents Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center who report moderate to severe pain is 4.1%, compared to the New York average of 4.0% and the national average of 6.9%.

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. Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation 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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