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Pelham Parkway Nursing Center and Rehab Facility

2401 Laconia Avenue, Bronx, New York 10469

Pelham Parkway Nursing Center and Rehab Facility is located in the Bronx, New York. It has 200 certified beds that have been approved by the federal government to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, with an average of 190.8 residents per day. Pelham Parkway Nursing Center and Rehab Facility 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 partnership doing business under the legal business name of Pelham Parkway Nursing Center & Rehabilitation Facility, LLC.

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 Pelham Parkway Nursing Center and Rehab Facility is “average” or 3 stars.

Health Inspections

Pelham Parkway Nursing Center and Rehab Facility’s star rating for health inspections is 3 stars. New York State inspectors regularly conduct full inspections of nursing homes for compliance with federal Medicare and Medicaid regulations. Failure to comply, may resulting in a citation. Serious citations or failure to cure a citation in a timely manner may result in a penalty in the form of a fine assessed by the federal government, or the withholding of Medicare payments. Pelham Parkway Nursing Center and Rehab Facility has not received a penalty from the federal government in the last 3 years.

The date of the most recent health inspection of Pelham Parkway Nursing Center and Rehab Facility was December 11, 2018. In that report 4 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 most recent inspection, the deficiencies that were noted included:

  • Pelham Parkway Nursing Center and Rehab Facility did not ensure that residents had the right to exercise their rights as residents of the facility and as citizen or residents of the United States. Specifically, during the Resident Council meeting residents reported that they were not provided with access to vote in a recent election.
  • The facility did not ensure that residents were afforded the opportunity to participate in CCP (Comprehensive Care Plan) meetings. Specifically, the facility did not ensure that each resident and resident representative, if applicable, was involved in developing the care plan and making decisions about his or her care.

In addition, during the last 3 years, while there were no complaints that resulted in citations, there were 2 occasions in which there were facility-reported incidents that resulted in citations.

Staffing

According to the CMS, higher staffing levels may mean higher quality of care for residents. Thus, the CMS reviews the staffing levels. Specifically, it determining a facility’s staffing rating, it looks at the number of hours per resident of licensed nurses, registered nurses, nurses aides, licensed practical/vocational nurses, and physical therapists. However, not all nursing home residents require physical therapy. For staffing, Pelham Parkway Nursing Center and Rehab Facility received 1 star which is a “much below average” rating. A factor in this rating is that the facility did not submit staffing data, has reported a high number of days without a registered nurse onsite, or submitted data that could not be verified through an audit.

Quality of Resident Care

Pelham Parkway Nursing Center and Rehab Facility’s star rating for overall quality of resident care is 5 stars which is a “much above average” rating. Facilities are also rated on their quality of care for short-stay residents and long-stay residents. Pelham Parkway Nursing Center and Rehab Facility’s star rating for long-stay is 4 stars. However, the CMS was not able to assign a rating for short-stay residents due to insufficient data.

Long-stay residents are those who spent over 100 days in a nursing home. A part of a nursing home’s quality of resident care review for long-stay residents is the number of resident hospitalizations. For Pelham Parkway Nursing Center and Rehab Facility, the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 long-stay resident days is 1.22, 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 Pelham Parkway Nursing Center and Rehab Facility the number is days is 0.40, while the New York average is 0.74, and the national average is 1.03.

The rating also takes into consideration specific medical issues experienced by residents. The percentage of long-stay residents at Pelham Parkway Nursing Center and Rehab Facility experiencing one or more falls with major injury is 2.1, while the New York average is 2.9, and the national average is 3.4. The percentage of long-stay high-risk residents at Pelham Parkway Nursing Center and Rehab Facility with pressure ulcers is 5.5%, compared to the New York average of 8.6% and the national average of 7.4%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Pelham Parkway Nursing Center and Rehab Facility with a urinary tract infection is 1.5%, compared to the New York average of 2.4% and the national average of 2.8%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Pelham Parkway Nursing Center and Rehab Facility who have or had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder is 1.7%, compared to the New York average of 1.6% and the national average of 2.2%.

As for factors related to mobility and pain, the rating examines the percentage of residents whose ability to move independently worsened. For Pelham Parkway Nursing Center and Rehab Facility, 12.0% of long-stay residents’ ability to move independently worsened. The average for New York is 16% and the national average is 17.9%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Pelham Parkway Nursing Center and Rehab Facility whose need for help with daily activities has increased is 21.3%, compared to the New York average of 13.3% and the national average of 14.8%. The percentage of long-stay residents at Pelham Parkway Nursing Center and Rehab Facility who report moderate to severe pain is 0.8%, compared to the New York average of 4.0% and the national average of 6.9%.

*Disclaimer

The information about the performance of Pelham Parkway Nursing Center and Rehab Facility 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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