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Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing

801 West 190th, New York, New York 10040

Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is located in New York, New York. It has 205 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 196.8 residents per day. Fort Tryon 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 individual doing business under the legal business name of Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation & Health Care Facility LLC.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) gives each nursing home an overall rating on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. The overall rating* for Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is 5 stars which is a “much above average” rating. The CMS also assigns a star rating in each of 3 categories: health inspections, staffing, and quality of resident care.

Health Inspections

Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing’s rating for health inspections is “much above average”— a 5-star rating. 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 August 25, 2017. In that report 1 health citation was noted. The statement of deficiencies from the inspection included that the facility did not ensure that expired medications were removed and discarded from the Oral Antibiotic Emergency Box located in the 1st floor Nursing Supervisors office.

In addition, during the last 3 years, there were no complaints that resulted in citations, and 2 occasions in which there were facility-reported incidents that resulted in citations.

Staffing

For staffing, Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing received 2stars which is an “below average” rating. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is 1 hour and 6 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 Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is 30 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 Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is 36 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. Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing 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

Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing’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.

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. Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing’s star rating for short-stay residents is 2 stars which is a “below average” rating.

27.4% of Fort Tryon 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%. Antipsychotic medications can be used to treat certain mental health conditions. 0.6% of short-stay residents of Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing 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. 2.2% of the skilled nursing facility residents at Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing 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. 46.5% of Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing’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 Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is 47.4%, 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. Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing’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 Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 2.33 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 Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing the number is days is 1.08, 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 Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing experiencing one or more falls with major injury is 0.1, while the New York average is 2.9, and the national average is 3.4. The percentage of long-stay high-risk residents at Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing with pressure ulcers is 13.6%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing with a urinary tract infection is 0.0%, compared to the New York average of 2.4% and the national average of 2.8%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder is 0.9%, 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 Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, 5.1% 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 Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing whose need for help with daily activities has increased is 6.6%, compared to the New York average of 13.3% and the national average of 14.8%. The percentage of long-stay residents Fort Tryon Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing who report moderate to severe pain is 0.3%, 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. Fort Tryon 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 Fort Tryon 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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