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Hope Center for HIV and Nursing Care

Hope Center for HIV and Nursing Care is located in the Bronx, New York. It has 66 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 64 residents per day. Hope Center for HIV and Nursing Care 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 partnership doing business under the legal business name of Hope Center Operations 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 Hope Center for HIV and Nursing Care is 5 stars.

Health inspections

Hope Center for HIV and Nursing Care’s star rating for health inspections is 4 stars which is an “above 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 Hope Center for HIV and Nursing Care was December 20, 2017. In that report 4 health citations were 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 inspection, deficiencies noted included:

  • In multiple instances, the facility did not provide any privacy curtains for residents room.
  • The facility did not ensure that a comprehensive care-plan was developed for a resident who multiple medications.
  • The facility did not ensure that irregularities in the medication regimen reviews were identified and acted upon by the responsible persons
  • The facility did not ensure that the resident's drug regimen was free of unnecessary medications. Specifically, one resident received anti-psychotic medication. The did not make an attempt to appropriately evaluate him upon admission to the facility on.
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, Hope Center for HIV and Nursing Care received 4 stars.

  • The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Hope Center for HIV and Nursing Care is 1 hour and 17 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 Hope Center for HIV and Nursing Care is 38 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 Hope Center for HIV and Nursing Care is 39 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 16 minutes, while the New York average is 2 hours and 15 minutes and the national average is 2 hours and 19 minutes.
  • Hope Center for HIV and Nursing Care provides 2 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. However, not all nursing home residents require physical therapy.
Quality of resident care

Hope Center for HIV and Nursing Care’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. Hope Center for HIV and Nursing Care also received 5-star ratings for long-stay residents. However, the CMS was not able to assign a short-stay rating due to insufficient data.

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.

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. Hope Center for HIV and Nursing Care has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of Hope Center for HIV and Nursing Care 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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