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Midway Nursing Home

69 95 Queens Midtown Expressway, Maspeth, New York 11378

Located in Maspeth, New York, Midway Nursing Home has 200 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 194.2 residents per day. Midway Nursing Home 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 for profit organization doing business under the legal business name of Midway Nursing Home, Inc.

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 Midway Nursing Home is 3 stars.

Health Inspections

New York State inspectors regularly conduct full inspections of nursing homes for compliance with federal Medicare and Medicaid regulations. Midway Nursing Home’s star rating for health inspections is 3 stars which is an “average” rating. The date of the most recent health inspection of Midway Nursing Home was January 10, 2019. In that report 7 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. Deficiencies noted include:

  • The facility did not ensure periodic assessments, including the documentation specifying which medications a resident can self administer was completed.
  • The facility did not ensure a resident's personal privacy was maintained. Specifically, a resident was observed being transferred from a geri-chair to the bed using a Hoyer lift without the door closed or privacy curtain pulled.
  • The facility did not ensure that the residents' environment were safe, sanitary, and comfortable. Specifically multiple observations were made of soiled equipment including feeding pumps, soiled floor mats and floors in resident areas.
  • The facility did not ensure professional standards were met. Specifically, during a medication pass observation, the nurse failed to ensure that medications were self-administered by a resident evaluated to be competent to self- administer medication.
  • The facility did not ensure that food were stored and served under the appropriate temperatures to prevent foodborne illness. Specifically, cold food items were not held and served at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.

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. In addition, during the last 3 years, there were no complaints that resulted in citations. However, there was 1 occasion in which there was a facility-reported incident that resulted in a citation.

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. In this category, Midway Nursing Home received 3 stars which is an “average” rating.

  • The average total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Midway Nursing Home is 1 hour and 33 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 Midway Nursing Home is 1 hour and 1 minute compared to 42 minutes for New York and 41 minutes for the United States.
  • The LPN/LVN hours per resident per day at Midway Nursing Home is 33 minutes compared to 49 minutes for New York and 53 minutes for the United States.
  • The nurse aide hours per resident per day is 1 hour and 59 minutes, while the New York average is 2 hours and 15 minutes and the national average is 2 hours and 19 minutes.
  • Midway Nursing Home provides 12 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

Midway Nursing Home’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. Midway Nursing Home received 5-star ratings for both 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 benefit. The CMS reviews nursing home records for information related to a number of areas related to patient health.

Re-hospitalizations: 22.1% of Midway Nursing Home’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission, which is slightly higher than the New York and national averages. 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. 0.7% of the skilled nursing facility residents at Midway Nursing Home had pressure ulcers that were new or worsened while residing at this facility. The national average is 1.6%.

Mobility. For Midway Nursing Home, the percentage of short-stay residents who improved in their ability to move around on their own is 76.7%, which is higher than both the New York and national rates. The New York rate is 67.7% and the national rate is 66.8%

Flu and pneumonia. Nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 99.2% of Midway Nursing Home’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 Midway Nursing Home is 98.7%, while the average for New York is 79.4% 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.

Hospitalizations. A part of a nursing home’s quality of resident care rating is the number of resident hospitalizations. For Midway Nursing Home, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 1.18, which is lower than both the New York and national average. 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 Midway Nursing Home the number is days is 0.38, 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. The percentage of long-stay residents at Midway Nursing Home experiencing one or more falls with major injury is 2.0, 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 Midway Nursing Home with pressure ulcers is 5.6%, compared to the higher New York average of 8.6% and higher national average of 7.4%.

Mobility. For Midway Nursing Home, percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened is 14.3%, while the New York rate is 16.0% and the national rate is 17.9%

Flu and pneumonia prevention measures. Nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 100.0% of Midway Nursing Home’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 Midway Nursing Home is 99.0%, while the average for New York is 93.7% and the average for the United States is 93.7%.

Fines and withheld payments

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

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of Midway Nursing Home 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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