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Henry J Carter Skilled Nursing Facility

1752 Park Avenue, Manhattan, New York 10035

Henry J Carter Skilled Nursing Facility is located in Manhattan. It has 1389 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 156.3 residents per day. Henry J Carter Skilled Nursing Facility is not in a Continuing Care Retirement Community and is within a hospital. It has a Resident and Family Council to facilitate communications with the staff. The facility is owned by the city doing business under the legal business name of New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.

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 Henry J Carter Skilled Nursing Facility 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 measures.

Health Inspections

Henry J Carter Skilled Nursing Facility’s star rating for health inspections is poor. The rating is 5 stars which is a “much above average” 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. For example, complaints may be based on concerns related to mistreatment, neglect, poor care, not enough staff, unsafe or unsanitary conditions, or dietary problems. 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 stated that the
facility did not ensure that quarterly statements residents' personal funds were provided to the designated representatives of non-interviewable residents.

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, Henry J Carter Skilled Nursing Facility received 3 stars. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Henry J Carter Skilled Nursing Facility is 2 hour and 37 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 Henry J Carter Skilled Nursing Facility is 1 hour and 32 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 Henry J Carter Skilled Nursing Facility is 1 hour and 5 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. Henry J Carter Skilled Nursing Facility provides less than 1 minute 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

Henry J Carter Skilled Nursing Facility’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. However, the CMS was not able to provide a star rating for Henry J Carter Skilled Nursing Facility because there was not enough data.

Long-stay residents. Long-stay residents are those who spent over 100 days in a nursing home. Henry J Carter Skilled Nursing Facility’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 Henry J Carter Skilled Nursing Facility, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 1.26, 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 Henry J Carter Skilled Nursing Facility the number is days is 0.52, 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 Henry J Carter Skilled Nursing Facility experiencing one or more falls with major injury is 1.4, while the New York average is 2.9, and the national average is 3.4. The percentage of long-stay high-risk residents at Henry J Carter Skilled Nursing Facility with pressure ulcers is 10.3%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Henry J Carter Skilled Nursing Facility with a urinary tract infection is 1.6%, compared to the New York average of 2.4% and the national average of 2.8%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Henry J Carter Skilled Nursing Facility who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder is 2.0%, 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 Henry J Carter Skilled Nursing Facility, 8.0% 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 Henry J Carter Skilled Nursing Facility whose need for help with daily activities has increased is 6.3%, compared to the New York average of 13.3% and the national average of 14.8%. The percentage of long-stay residents Henry J Carter Skilled Nursing Facility who report moderate to severe pain is 6.2%, 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. Henry J Carter Skilled Nursing Facility has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of Henry J Carter Skilled Nursing Facility 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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