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Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab Center

3356 Perry Avenue, Bronx, New York 10467

Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab Center is located in the Bronx. It has 122 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 114.7 residents per day. Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab 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 for profit corporation doing business under the legal business name of Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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 Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab Center 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. Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab Center’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 Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab Center was March 7, 2018. No citations were noted and no deficiencies were found. The average number of citations for New York is 4.8 and the average number of citations in the United States is 7.8.

Furthermore, there were no complaint inspections, no complaints that resulted in citations, and no facility-reported incidents that resulted in citations.

Staffing

Higher staffing levels in a nursing home may mean higher quality of care for residents. However, staffing requirements vary from nursing home to nursing home based on the requirements of a home’s residents. Thus, the staffing star rating takes into account that some nursing homes have sicker residents and may therefore need more staff than other nursing homes whose residents are not as sick. In rating nursing facilities for staffing the CMS 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. In this category, Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab Center received 2 stars which is a “below average” rating.

  • The average total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab Center is 1 hour and 7 minutes, which is below the New York average of 1 hour and 31 minutes and below the national average of 1 hour and 33 minutes.
  • As for registered nurse hours per resident per day, at Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab Center, the staffing level is 24 minutes per resident per day. This is also lower than the New York level which is 42 minutes and lower than the nation level which is 41 minutes.
  • The LPN/LVN hours per resident per day at Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab Center is 43 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 6 minutes, while the New York average is 2 hours and 15 minutes and the national average is 2 hours and 19 minutes.
  • Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab Center provides 7 minutes of physical therapist staff hours per resident per day, which is consistent with the New York average of 7 minutes and the national average of 5 minutes. However, not all nursing home residents require physical therapy.
Quality of Resident Care

In evaluating a nursing facility for quality of care, the CMS focuses on resident health-- specifically improvements in health and deterioration in health. Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab 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. Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab Center also received 5-star ratings for short-stay resident quality of care, while for long-stay resident quality of care the rating is 4 stars.

Short-stay residents. CMS reviews nursing home records for information related to a number of areas related to patient health.

  • Hospitalizations: 23.7% of Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab Center’s short-stay residents were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission. The average for New York is 20.4%, and the 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. None of the skilled nursing facility residents at Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab Center had pressure ulcers that were new or worsened while residing at this facility, compared to the national average of 1.6%.
  • Mobility. For Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab Center, the percentage of short-stay residents who improved in their ability to move around on their own is 82.3%, while 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. 58.1% of Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab Center’s short-stay residents received the needed flu shot for current flu season. This percentage is somewhat lower 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 Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab Center is 32.4%, which is also lower than the average for New York of 79.3% and lower than the average for the United States of 83.2%.
Long-stay residents
  • Hospitalizations. The CMS reviews nursing home records to determine the number of residents that were hospitalized. The lower the number the better. For Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab Center, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 1.89, 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 Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab Center the number is days is 0.78, while the New York average is 0.74, and the national average is 1.03.
  • Falls. The percentage of long-stay residents at Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab Center experiencing one or more falls with major injury is 2.5, 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 Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab Center with pressure ulcers is 10.2%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%.
  • Mobility. For Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab Center, percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened is 15.7%, which is lower than the New York rate of 16.0% and the national rate of 17.9%
  • Flu and pneumonia. Nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 87.2% of Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab 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 97.0% and 95.6%, respectively. As for the percentage of long-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia, the percentage for Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab Center is 93.5%, while the average for New York is 93.6% and the average for the United States is 93.7%.
Penalties

Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab Center has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years. If a nursing home receives a citation that is particularly serious, or if a nursing home fails to cure a citation quickly enough, the federal government may issue a penalty. A penalty can be either a fine, or a denied payment from Medicare.

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 March 16, 2018. During that inspection 2 citations were noted which is lower than the New York average of 3.5 and national average of 2.9. During this inspection the discrepancies observed were related to egress and smoke.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of Mosholu Parkway Nursing and Rehab 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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