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Methodist Home Nursing and Rehabilitation

4499 Manhattan College Parkway, Bronx, New York 10471

Methodist Home Nursing and Rehabilitation is located in Grand Island, New York. It has 120 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 107 residents per day. Methodist Home Nursing and Rehabilitation 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 non profit corporation doing business under the legal business name of Methodist Church Home for the Aged in the City of New York.

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 Methodist Home Nursing and Rehabilitation is 5 stars. The nursing facilities are also regularly inspected to ensure that they are in compliance with fire safety rules.

Health Inspections

New York State inspectors regularly conduct full inspections of nursing homes for compliance with federal Medicare and Medicaid regulations. Methodist Home Nursing and Rehabilitation’s star rating for health inspections is 1 star which is a “much below average” rating. The date of the most recent health inspection of Methodist Home Nursing and Rehabilitation was January 18, 2018. In that report 0 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.

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. During the last 3 years, there were no complaints that resulted in citations, and no incidents that resulted in citations.

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, nurses aides, licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/LVN), and physical therapists. According to the CMS, higher staffing levels may mean better care. In this category, Methodist Home Nursing and Rehabilitation received 2 stars.

  • The average total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Methodist Home Nursing and Rehabilitation is 1 hour and 16 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 Methodist Home Nursing and Rehabilitation is 37 minutes compared to 42 minutes for New York and 41 minutes for the United States.
  • The LPN/LVN hours per resident per day at Methodist Home Nursing and Rehabilitation 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 2 hours and 11 minutes, while the New York average is 2 hours and 15 minutes and the national average is 2 hours and 19 minutes.
  • Methodist Home 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

Methodist Home Nursing and Rehabilitation’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. Methodist Home Nursing and Rehabilitation also received 5-star ratings for both short-stay residents and long-stay residents.

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.

Hospitalizations. For hospitalizations, CMS’ review of records determined that 13.0% of Methodist Home 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 Methodist Home Nursing and Rehabilitation, the percentage of short-stay residents who have had an outpatient emergency department visit is 4.6%, while the New York average is 8.8% and the national average is 10.7%.

As for long-stay residents, for Methodist Home Nursing and Rehabilitation, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days is 1.97, 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 Methodist Home Nursing and Rehabilitation the number is days is 0.47, while the New York average is 0.74, and the national average is 1.03.

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 a sign of poor care. 1.0% of the skilled nursing facility residents at Methodist Home Nursing and Rehabilitation had pressure ulcers that were new or worsened while residing at this facility. The national average is 1.6%.

In addition, the percentage of long-stay high-risk residents at Methodist Home Nursing and Rehabilitation with pressure ulcers is 15.0%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%.

Nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 100% of Methodist Home Nursing and Rehabilitation’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 Methodist Home Nursing and Rehabilitation is 99.6%, while the average for New York is 79.3% and the average for the United States is 83.2%. After reviewing the long-stay records regarding flu and pneumonia prevention, the CMS concluded that 100% of Methodist Home Nursing and Rehabilitation’s long-stay residents received flu shots, compared to the New York average of 97.0%, and the national average of 95.6%. In addition, 100% of Methodist Home Nursing and Rehabilitation’s long-stay residents received a vaccine to prevent pneumonia. The New York average is 93.6% and the national average is 93.7%.

Penalties

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. Methodist Home Nursing and Rehabilitation has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years.

Fire Safety Inspections

Nursing homes that are certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid must meet standards set by the government to ensure residents are safe. Fire safety specialists inspect nursing homes to determine if a nursing home meets the Life Safety Code (LSC) requirements, a set of fire safety and emergency preparedness requirements set by the CMS. These requirements are aimed at preventing fires, or protecting residents in the event of an emergency like a fire, hurricane, tornado, flood, power failure, or gas leak.

The most recent fire safety inspection was January 18, 2018. During that inspection 8 citations were noted which is higher than the New York average of 3.5 and national average of 2.9.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of Methodist Home 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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