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Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

68 Hauppauge Road, Commack, New York 11725

Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is in Commack, New York. It has 460 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 443.5 residents per day. Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation 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 nonprofit corporation doing business under the legal business name of The Rosalind and Joseph Gurwin Jewish Geriatric Center of Long Island.

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 Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is “above average” or 4 stars. The nursing facilities are also regularly inspected to ensure that they are in compliance with fire safety rules.

Health Inspections

New York State inspectors regularly conduct full inspections of nursing homes for compliance with federal Medicare and Medicaid regulations. Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center’s star rating for health inspections is 3 stars. The date of the most recent health inspection of Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center was August 24, 2018. As a result of that inspection 6 citations were issues which is more than the New York average of 4.9, but less than the national average of 8.0. Some of the problems noted include:

  • The facility did not ensure that the comprehensive person-centered care plan was implemented for each resident.
  • The facility did not ensure that a comprehensive care plan (CCP) is reviewed and revised by the interdisciplinary team after each assessment to reflect the resident's current status
  • The facility did not ensure that drugs and biologicals used in the facility were labeled in accordance with currently accepted professional principles.
  • The facility did not ensure that an infection prevention and control program designed to help prevent the development and transmission of infection was followed.

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. On 7/13/2018 there was a complaint inspection. During the last 3 years, there was one complaint that resulted in a citation.

Staffing

For staffing, Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center received 3 stars which is an average rating. When reviewing and rating nursing homes for staffing the CMS looks at staff hours per resident per day. Staffing hours is an important statistic as higher staffing may mean a higher quality of care.

Licensed nurse staff. The average total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is 1 hour and 38 minutes. This average is higher than both the New York average and national averages which are 1 hour and 31 minutes and 1 hour and 33 minutes respectively.

Registered nurse staff. The averaged registered nurse hours per resident per day at Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is 53 minutes. This average is also higher than both the New York and national averages of 42 minutes and 40 minutes.

Licensed practical nurse/licensed vocational nurse staff. Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center staffing for licensed practical nurses/licensed vocational nurses is also lower than the state and national averages. For Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, LPN/LVN hours per resident per day is 45 minutes compared to 49 minutes for New York and 53 minutes for the nation.

Nurse aide staff. The nurse aide hours per resident per day is 2 hours and 45 minutes, which is higher than the New York average of 2 hours and 15 minutes and the national average of 2 hours and 19 minutes.

Physical therapist staff. Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center provides 6 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

Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center’s star rating for overall quality of resident care is 5 stars. Facilities are also rated on their quality of care for short-stay residents and long-stay residents. Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center also received 5-star ratings for both short-stay residents and long-stay residents.

Short-stay residents. CMS reviews nursing home records for information related to several areas related to patient health.

Re-hospitalizations: 20.5% of Gurwin Jewish Nursing & 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%.

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. 0.2% of the skilled nursing facility residents at Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center had pressure ulcers that were new or worsened while residing at this facility, which is much less than the national average of 1.6%.

Mobility. For Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, the percentage of short-stay residents who improved in their ability to move around on their own is 63.7%, while the New York rate is 67.6% and the national rate is 66.8%. One of the reasons that this statistic is important is that the goal for short-stay residents is that they be able to leave the facility and return home or to the community. This is much more likely to happen to residents who are mobile.

Flu and pneumonia prevention. Nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 90.4% of Gurwin Jewish Nursing & 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 82.7% and 82.4%, respectively. As for the percentage of short-stay residents who needed and received a vaccine to prevent pneumonia, the percentage for Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is 96.7%, while the average for New York is much lower at 79.4% and the average for the United States is also lower at 83.2%.

Long-stay residents

Hospitalizations. A part of a nursing home’s quality of resident care rating is the number of resident hospitalizations, including both general hospital admissions and emergency room visits. Lower rates of hospitalizations are preferable. For Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 1.63, 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 Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center the number is days is 0.42, while the New York average is 0.74, and the national average is 1.03.

Falls. When an older person falls, there is a possibility of a major injury such as a fracture, head injury, or dislocation. However, measures can be taken to prevent falls or minimize the likelihood of falls. The percentage of long-stay residents at Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center experiencing one or more falls with major injury is 3.1, 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 Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center with pressure ulcers is 4.5%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%.

Mobility. For Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened is 15.1%, 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. 99.7% of Gurwin Jewish Nursing & 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 97.1% and 95.6%, respectively. As for the percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia, the percentage for Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is 98.3%, while the average for New York is 93.7% and the average for the United States is 93.7%.

Penalties

Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years. Citations can result in penalties. If the citation is particularly serious or if the nursing home takes a long to cure the citation, the federal government may either fine the nursing home, or deny payment from Medicare.

Fire Safety Inspections

The most recent fire safety inspection was August 24, 2018. The inspectors issued no fire safety citations.

Nursing homes that are certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid must meet standards set by the government to ensure residents are safe. Fire safety specialists inspect nursing homes to determine if a nursing home meets the Life Safety Code (LSC) requirements, a set of fire safety and emergency preparedness requirements set by the CMS. These requirements are aimed at preventing fires, or protecting residents in the event of an emergency like a fire, hurricane, tornado, flood, power failure, or gas leak.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of Gurwin Jewish Nursing & 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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