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Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

3220 Henry Hudson Parkway, Bronx, New York 10463

Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation is located in the Bronx, New York. It has 167 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 153.2 residents per day. Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation 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 an individually owned company doing business under the legal business name of Hudson Pointe Acquisition 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 Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation is “average” or 3 stars.

Health inspections

Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation’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 Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation was November 10, 2017. In that report no citations were found. In addition, during the last 3 years, there were no complaints that resulted in citations, and there were no occasions in which there were 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, Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation received 1 star which is a “much below average” rating. Except for physical therapist hours, all other staffing levels at Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation were below both the New York and national averages.

  • The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation is 1 hour and 2 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 Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation is 19 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 Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation is 43 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 hours and 58 minutes, while the New York average is 2 hours and 15 minutes and the national average is 2 hours and 19 minutes.
  • Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation provides 13 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

Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation’s star rating for overall quality of resident care is 3 stars which is an “average” rating. Facilities are also rated on their quality of care for short-stay residents and long-stay residents. Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation’s star rating for short-stay residents is 2 stars, while the rating for long-stay is 1 star.

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 benefit.

In determining a nursing home’s rating for short-stay residents, the CMS reviews records related to residents’ visits to hospitals. The statistics show that the short-stay residents of Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation visit the hospital at a higher rate than both the New York average and the national average. 28.0% of Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation’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%. As for outpatient emergency department visits, for Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, the percentage of short-stay residents who have had an outpatient emergency department visit is 11.7%, while the New York average is 8.8% and the national average is 10.7%.

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. In some, but not all instances, pressure ulcers can be indicative of negligent care. None of the skilled nursing facility residents at Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation had pressure ulcers that were new or worsened while residing at this facility, compared to the national average of 1.6%.

Nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 84.1% of Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation’s short-stay residents received the needed flu shot for current flu season. This percentage is slightly higher 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 Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation is 77.4%, which is lower than the average for New York of 79.3% and the average for the United States of 83.2%.

Long-stay residents. Long-stay residents are those who spent over 100 days in a nursing home.

A part of a nursing home’s quality of resident care rating is the number of resident hospitalizations. For Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 1.56, 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 Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation the number is days is 1.16, 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 Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation experiencing one or more falls with major injury is 2.7, while the New York average is 2.9, and the national average is 3.4. The percentage of long-stay high-risk residents at Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation with pressure ulcers is 8.4%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation with a urinary tract infection is 3.5%, compared to the New York average of 2.4% and the national average of 2.8%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder is 0.6%, 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 Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 13.8% of long-stay residents’ ability to move independently worsened. The average for New York is 16% and the national average is 17.9%.

The percentage of long-stay residents at Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation whose need for help with daily activities has increased is 10.2%, compared to the New York average of 13.3% and the national average of 14.8%.

The percentage of long-stay residents at Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation who report moderate to severe pain is 0.9%, 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. Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of Hudson Pointe at Riverdale Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation 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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