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Highbridge-Woodycrest Center

936 Woodycrest, Bronx, New York 10452

Highbridge-Woodycrest Center is located in the Bronx, New York. It has 90 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 86.8 residents per day. Highbridge-Woodycrest 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 for profit corporation doing business under the legal business name of YGC at Woodycrest LLC.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) gives each nursing home an overall rating* on a scale of 1 to 5 stars: 5 stars = much above average, 4 stars = above average, 3 stars = average, 2 stars = below average, 1 star = much below average. The CMS also assigns star ratings in the categories of health inspections, staffing, and quality of resident care. The overall rating for Highbridge-Woodycrest Center is 5 stars.

Health inspections

Highbridge-Woodycrest Center’s star rating for health inspections is 1 star which is a “much below 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 Highbridge-Woodycrest Center was October 23, 2018. In that report 1 health citation was 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.

During the inspections, the inspectors noted that the facility did not ensure that the infection prevention and control program included a water management plan that included a facility risk assessment, a water management program that considers ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers) industry standards, and water testing protocols to prevent the growth and spread of legionella and other waterborne pathogens.

In addition, during 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. Specifically, it looks at the number of hours per resident of licensed nurses, registered nurses, nurses aides, licensed practical/vocational nurses, and physical therapists. For staffing, Highbridge-Woodycrest Center received 2 stars which is a “below average” rating.

  • The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Highbridge-Woodycrest Center is 1 hour and 19 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 Highbridge-Woodycrest Center is 20 minutes compared to 42 minutes for New York and 41 minutes for the United States.
  • The licensed practical/vocational nurses hours per resident per day at Highbridge-Woodycrest Center is 59 minutes compared to 49 minutes for New York and 53 minutes for the United States.
  • The nurses aid hours per resident per day is 1 hour and 24 minutes, while the New York average is 2 hours and 15 minutes and the national average is 2 hours and 19 minutes.
  • According to the most recent information submitted, Highbridge-Woodycrest Center does not provide any physical therapist staff hours per resident per day, compared to the New York average is 7 minutes and the national average is 5 minutes. However, not all nursing home residents require physical therapy.
Quality of resident care

Highbridge-Woodycrest 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 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. Highbridge-Woodycrest Center also received 5-star ratings for long-stay residents quality of resident care. However, due to insufficient data, the CMS was not able to rate short-stay resident quality of care.

When evaluating a facility for quality of care, the CMS focuses on statistics related to hospitalizations, specific health care concerns, mobility, and flu and pneumonia prevention.

Fire safety inspections

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.

The most recent fire safety inspection was October 23, 2018. During that inspection 2 citations were noted, which is lower than the New York average of 3.5 and national average of 2.9.

Penalties

Highbridge-Woodycrest Center has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years. 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.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of Highbridge-Woodycrest 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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