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New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center LLC

405 Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11238

New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center LLC is located in Brooklyn, New York. It has 148 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 137.1 residents per day. New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center LLC 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 limited liability corporation doing business under the legal business name of New Carlton Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. The overall rating for New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center LLC is “above average” or 4 out of 5 stars.

Health and fire safety inspections

Health inspections. New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center LLC’s star rating for health inspections is 4 stars which is an “above average” rating. About every 15 months New York State inspectors conduct full inspections of nursing homes for compliance with 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 or based on an incident self-reported by the facility.

The date of the most recent health inspection of New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center LLC was January 18, 2019. In that report 3 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.

During the inspection, some of the deficiencies noted include:

  • The facility did not give residents notice of Medicaid/Medicare coverage and potential liability for services not covered.
  • The facility did not ensure the resident's doctor reviews the resident's care, writes, signs and dates progress notes and orders, at each required visit. The facility did not ensure that the physician review the resident’s total program of care. Specifically, the physician did not ensure that the pneumococcal vaccine was provided to one resident, despite consent being given by the resident's representative.
  • The facility did not ensure that another physician supervised the medical care of a resident when their attending physician was unavailable.

In addition, during the last 3 years, there were 0 complaints that resulted in citations, and there were 0 facility-reported incidents that resulted in citations.

Fire safety inspections. The most recent fire safety inspection was on January 18, 2019. The facility received 6 citations. The deficiencies note related to egress, gas, vacuum, and electrical systems, and smoke.

Staffing

According to the CMS, higher staffing levels may mean higher quality of care for residents. Thus, the CMS reviews the staffing levels. For example, the CMS looks at the number of hours per resident of licensed nurses, registered nurses, and physical therapists. New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center LLC received a much below average rating for staffing. This means that it received one stars out of a possible five.

The total number of licensed nurse staff hours per resident per day at New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center LLC is 53 minutes whereas 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 the facility is 15 minutes compared to 42 minutes for New York and 41 minutes for the United States. New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center LLC provides physical therapy staff hours per resident per day an average of 6 minutes. The New York average in this category is 7 minutes, while the national average is 5 minutes. However, not all nursing home residents require physical therapy.

Quality of resident care

CMS reviews nursing home records for information related to a number of areas related to patient health. New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center LLC’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. For short-stay residents, New Carlton received a rating of 3 stars. Long-stay residents are those who spent over 100 days in a nursing home. New Carlton received a 5-star ratings for long-stay residents quality of care.

Short-stay residents. For short-stay residents, the CMS reviews resident records related to hospitalizations, illness, mobility, flu and pneumonia prevention, and rate of returning home.

  • Hospitalizations: 25.9% of New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center LLC’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. None of the skilled nursing facility residents at New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center LLC had pressure ulcers that were new or worsened while residing at this facility, compared to a national average of 1.6%.
  • Mobility. For New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center LLC, the percentage of short-stay residents who improved in their ability to move around on their own is 52.3%, which s lower than the New York rate of 67.7% and the national rate of 66.8%.
  • Flu and pneumonia. Nursing facilities are also evaluated for their flu and pneumonia prevention measures. 40.0% of New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center LLC’s short-stay residents received the needed flu shot for current flu season. This percentage is much lower than both the New York and national averages which stand at 82.6% and 82.3%, respectively. Note that nursing homes are required to provide flu shots each year. However, residents are not required to get flu shots. Any resident has the right to refuse if he or she does not want a shot, has already received the shot, or the flu shot is medically contraindicated. As for the percentage of short-stay residents who needed and got a vaccine to prevent pneumonia, the percentage for New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center LLC is 55.2%-- also lower than both the state and national averages of while the average for New York is 79.3% and the average for the nation is 83.2%.
  • Functional abilities assessed. For New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center LLC the percentage of SNF residents whose functional abilities were assessed and functional goals were included in their treatment plan is 97.1%, compared to the national average of 96.4%.

Long-stay residents. The CMS reviews similar statistics for long-stay residents.

  • Hospitalizations: For New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center LLC, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 2.27, which is higher than both the New York average of 1.55, and the national average of 1.75. As for the number of outpatient emergency department visits per 1,000 long-stay residents, for New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center LLC the number of days is 0.98, while the New York average is 0.74, and the national average is 1.03.
  • Falls. The percentage of long-stay residents at New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center LLC experiencing one or more falls with major injury is 0.2, 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 New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center LLC with pressure ulcers is 3.5%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%.
  • Mobility. For New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center LLC, percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened is 9.6%, 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. 96.5% of New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center LLC’s long-stay residents received the needed flu shot for current flu season. This percentage is close to 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 New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center LLC is 89.9%, while the average for New York is 93.6% and the average for the United States is 93.7%.
  • Depression. Nursing facilities are also evaluated for the rate at which long-stay residents show signs of depression. For New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center LLC, the percentage of long-stay residents who have symptoms of depression is 0.4% compared to the New York average of 6.0% and the national average of 4.6%.
Fines

When a nursing home gets a serious citation or takes too long to fix a problem for which it received a citation, that facility may be assessed a penalty. A penalty can be a fine or a denied payment from Medicare. New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center LLC has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of New Carlton Rehab and Nursing Center LLC 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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