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Lawrence Nursing Care Center

350 Beach 54th Street, Arverne, New York 11692

Located in Arverne, New York, Lawrence Nursing Care Center has 200 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 177.4 residents per day. Lawrence Nursing Care 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 for profit business with a legal business name of Lawrence Nursing Care Center.

Based on inspections and review of records, 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 Lawrence Nursing Care Center is “much above average” or 3 stars.

Health Inspections

New York State inspectors regularly conduct full inspections of nursing homes for compliance with federal Medicare and Medicaid regulations. Lawrence Nursing Care Center’s rating for health inspections is 3 stars. The date of the most recent health inspection of Lawrence Nursing Care Center was August 15, 2018. In that report 2 health citations were noted. Problems noted in the “statement of deficiencies" include:

  • The facility did not ensure that each the Accident/Incident (A/I) report was thoroughly investigated.
  • The facility did not ensure that resident care was implemented according to the physician's orders.
  • The facility did not ensure that each resident's comprehensive care Plan (CCP) was revised to accurately reflect the resident's current status
Staffing

In rating nursing facilities for staffing the CMS reviews the staffing levels. Specifically, it looks at the number of hours per resident of licensed nurses, registered nurses, nurse aides, licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/LVN), and physical therapists. According to the CMS, higher staffing levels may mean better care. The CMS staffing ratings do take into consideration the differences in the levels of residents' care needs in each nursing home. In this category, Lawrence Nursing Care Center received 1 star. This rating was at least in part due to the fact that the facility did not submit staffing data or the staffing data did not meet the criteria required to calculate a staffing measure.

Quality of Resident Care

Lawrence Nursing Care Center’s star rating for overall quality of resident care is 5 stars. 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. Lawrence Nursing Care Center received 4 stars for short-stay and 5 stars for long-stay residents.

Short-stay residents. CMS reviews nursing home records for information related to several areas related to patient health and care.

Hospitalizations: 13.9% of Lawrence Nursing Care 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%.

Pressure ulcers. 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. 5.1% of the skilled nursing facility residents at Lawrence Nursing Care Center had pressure ulcers that were new or worsened while residing at this facility. This is higher than the national average is 1.6%.

Mobility. For Lawrence Nursing Care Center, the percentage of short-stay residents who improved in their ability to move around on their own is 63.7%, while the New York rate is 67.6% and the national rate is 66.8%

Flu and pneumonia. Nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 95.3% of Lawrence Nursing Care 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 82.7% and 82.4%, respectively. As for the percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia, the percentage for Lawrence Nursing Care Center is 90.3%, while the average for New York is 79.4% and the average for the United States is 83.2%.

Long-stay residents

Hospitalizations. A part of a nursing home’s quality of resident care rating is the number of resident hospitalizations. For Lawrence Nursing Care Center, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 0.81, 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 residents, for Lawrence Nursing Care Center the number is days is 0.31, while the New York average is 0.74, and the national average is 1.03.

Falls. The rating also takes into consideration specific medical issues experienced by residents. 2.1% of the long-stay residents at Lawrence Nursing Care Center experienced one or more falls with major injury, while the New York average is 2.9%, and the national average is 3.4%.

Pressure ulcers. The percentage of long-stay high-risk residents at Lawrence Nursing Care Center with pressure ulcers is 8.7%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%.

Mobility. For Lawrence Nursing Care Center, percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened is 19.1%, while the New York rate is 16.0% and the national rate is 17.9%

Flu and pneumonia. Nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 100% of Lawrence Nursing Care 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 97.1% and 95.6%, respectively. As for the percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia, the percentage for Lawrence Nursing Care Center is 100%, while the average for New York is 93.7% and the national average is 93.7%.

Fines

Citations can result in penalties. If the citation is particularly serious or if the nursing home takes a long to cure the citation, the federal government may either fine the nursing home, or deny payment from Medicare. Lawrence Nursing Care Center has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of Lawrence Nursing Care 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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