Isabella Geriatric Center
515 Audubon Avenue, New York, New York 10040
Isabella Geriatric Center is located in Manhattan. It has 705 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 688.8 residents per day. Isabella Geriatric Center 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 a nonprofit corporation doing business under the legal business name of Isabella Geriatric Center Inc.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) gives each nursing home an overall rating* on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, as well as star ratings in the categories of health inspections, staffing, and quality of resident care. The overall rating for Isabella Geriatric Center is “average” or 3 stars.Health Inspections
Isabella Geriatric Center’s star rating for health inspections is below average, which is a 2 stars 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 abuse, neglect, poor care, inadequate staffing, hazardous or unsanitary conditions, issues related to nutrition, or mistreatment. When inspectors find noncompliance, the facility receives a citation that indicates the specific federal regulation that was violated.
The date of the most recent health inspection was October 30, 2018. In that report 10 health citations were noted. The issues noted in the statement of deficiencies from the inspections related to observations related to a few residents, and included problems related to:
- Honoring the resident's right to choose his or her attending physician
- Reasonably accommodating the needs and preferences of each resident
- Ensuring that residents’ rights to make choices about aspects of their life that are important to them are respected
- Properly holding, securing, and managing each resident's personal money which is deposited with the nursing home
In addition, during the last 3 years, there were no complaints that resulted in citations, and no occasions in which there were facility-reported incidents that resulted in citations.Staffing
For staffing, Isabella Geriatric Center received 3 stars which is an “average” rating. The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Isabella Geriatric Center is 1 hour and 7 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 Isabella Geriatric Center is 40 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 Isabella Geriatric Center is 27 minutes compared to the higher averages of both New York and the national of 49 minutes and 53 minutes, respectively.
Data related to physical therapist hours are also collected. This statistic shows the average time physical therapists spend providing care for residents throughout the facility. However, not all nursing home residents require physical therapy. On average Isabella Geriatric Center provides 2 minutes of physical therapist staff hours per resident per day, compared to the New York average of 7 minutes and the national average of 5 minutes.Quality of Resident Care
Isabella Geriatric Center’s star rating for overall quality of resident care is 5 stars which is a “much above average” rating. The CMS also rates facilities on their quality of care for short-stay residents and their quality of care for 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. Isabella Geriatric Center’s star rating for short-stay residents is also 5 stars.
23.5% of Isabella Geriatric Center’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%. Antipsychotic medications can be used to treat certain mental health conditions. 0.9% of short-stay residents of Isabella Geriatric Center received antipsychotic medication for the first time, while the New York average is 1.5%. and the national average is 1.8%.
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. 2.5% of the skilled nursing facility residents at Isabella Geriatric Center had pressure ulcers that were new or worsened while residing at this facility. The national average is 1.6%.
Nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 97.0% of Isabella Geriatric Center’s short-stay residents received the needed flu shot for current flu season. This percentage is 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 Isabella Geriatric Center is 94.3%, while the average for New York is 79.3% and the average for the United States is 83.2%.
Long-stay residents. Long-stay residents are those who spent over 100 days in a nursing home. Isabella Geriatric Center’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 Isabella Geriatric Center, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 1.18, 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 Isabella Geriatric Center the number is days is 0.33, while the New York average is 0.74, and the national average is 1.03.
The CMS rating for long-stay quality of resident care also takes into consideration specific medical issues experienced by residents. On average the percentage of long-stay residents at Isabella Geriatric Center experiencing one or more falls with major injury is 2.9, while the New York average is 2.9, and the national average is 3.4.
The percentage of long-stay high-risk residents at Isabella Geriatric Center with pressure ulcers is 9.5%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%.
The percentage of long-stay residents at Isabella Geriatric Center with a urinary tract infection is 2.2%, compared to the New York average of 2.4% and the national average of 2.8%.
The percentage of long-stay residents at Isabella Geriatric Center who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder is 1.2%, 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 Isabella Geriatric Center, 14.3% 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 Isabella Geriatric Center whose need for help with daily activities has increased is 9.8%, compared to the New York average of 13.3% and the national average of 14.8%.
The percentage of long-stay residents Isabella Geriatric Center who report moderate to severe pain is 2.0%, 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. Isabella Geriatric Center has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years.*Disclaimer
The information about the performance of Isabella Geriatric 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.