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Incarnation Children’s Center

142 Audubon, New York, New York 10032

Incarnation Children’s Center is located in New York, New York. It has 22 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 19.6 residents per day. Incarnation Children’s 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 nonprofit 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 Incarnation Children’s Center 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. Nursing homes vary in the quality of care and services they provide to their residents. Health inspection results, staffing data, and quality of resident care information are 3 important ways to measure the quality of a nursing homes.

Health Inspections

Incarnation Children’s Center’s star rating for health inspections is above average, which is a 4-star 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 facility 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 abuse, neglect, poor care, not enough staff, unsafe or unsanitary conditions, dietary problems, or mistreatment. When inspectors find noncompliance, the facility receives a citation.

The date of the most recent health inspection was January 8, 2018. In that report 1 health citation was noted. The statement of deficiencies noted that the facility did not ensure safe food handling and storage was practiced to prevent food-borne illness.

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, Incarnation Children’s Center received a 5-star rating which is a “much above average” rating. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Incarnation Children’s Center is 2 hours and 4 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 Incarnation Children’s Center is 2 hours and 4 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 Incarnation Children’s Center is 0 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. Incarnation Children’s Center provides no 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

Incarnation Children’s 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. 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. The CMS was unable to give Incarnation Children’s Center’s a rating for quality of resident for short-stay residents because of too few residents or missing data.

Long-stay residents. Long-stay residents are those who spent over 100 days in a nursing home. Incarnation Children’s Center’s rating for long-stay residents is 5 stars which is a “much above average” rating. However, for some categories data was missing so that no current statistical information is available for those categories.

A part of a nursing home’s quality of resident care rating is the number of resident hospitalizations. For Incarnation Children’s Center, the data for the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days and the data for number of outpatient emergency department visits per 1,000 long-stay resident are unavailable.

The long-stay residents rating also takes into consideration specific medical issues experienced by residents. The percentage of long-stay residents at Incarnation Children’s Center experiencing one or more falls with major injury is 0, while the New York average is 2.9, and the national average is 3.4. While the data for long-stay high-risk residents at Incarnation Children’s Center with pressure ulcers is also unavailable, the data related to urinary tract infections is available. None of the long-stay residents at Incarnation Children’s Center had urinary tract infections, compared to the New York average of 2.4% and the national average of 2.8%. Similarly, the percentage of long-stay residents at Incarnation Children’s Center who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder is 0.0%, 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 Incarnation Children’s Center, none of long-stay residents’ ability to move independently worsened. The average for New York is 16% and the national average is 17.9%. None of the long-stay residents at Incarnation Children’s Center need for help with daily activities increased, compared to the New York average of 13.3% and the national average of 14.8%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Incarnation Children’s Center who reported moderate to severe pain is 2.7%, 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. Incarnation Children’s Center has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of Incarnation Children’s 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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